Peek-a-Pom was developed from a cross between Pekingese and the Pomeranian. These designer dogs are not famous like other hybrid dogs, but they have cute characteristics like other toy dogs. Due to their small size, they can simply adjust in apartments or big houses with or without yards.
Temperament & Personality
The dog is highly affectionate towards its family and is well suited for the homes with older children rather than the young kids who can end up hurting the small dog. It can do anything to make the owner happy and can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for an extended period. Peek-a-Pom goes well with other pets in the house and can inform their owners if they see any suspicious activity in their territory.
Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Affection towards Family
Ease of Grooming
Due to its small size, the dog requires moderate exercising. Short walks, jogs and enough play time with the owner or in a fenced yard will be adequate for the dog. Visiting the dog park will be a treat for Peek-a-Pom. A fair amount of water should be available during playtime as it might inherit brachycephalic snout. Additionally, the owner should not allow the dog to get overheated or overexerted. The dog loves to play and toys which stimulate mental activity are highly favored.
Peek-A-Pom will require moderate grooming. Everyday brushing will keep its coat healthy and dirt free while bathing is necessary when it is incredibly filthy. Peek-a-Pom has a susceptible skin, so using natural shampoos will not dry out and retain moisture in the coat. Owners can also take their dogs to the professional groomers for perfect care. Brushing its teeth twice a week will prevent bad breath and tartar build-up. Nails need to be trimmed when they overgrow and ears require cleaning weekly to avoid wax build up and ear infections.
Peek-a-Pom inherits a few health issues from its parents.
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Occasional tests like full body physical examination and random veteran visits will keep the dog healthy.
Peek-a-Pom is an intelligent dog and can pick up commands quickly. First and foremost, take the dog out of the house to get it accustomed to the outer world. Owing to the possibility of developing separation anxiety, not stay with the dog every time and allow itself to amuse. Introducing to new people and pets will enable the dog to socialize faster. Positive training methods like treats and praises will help the dog to learn quickly.
Peek-a-Poom requires nutritious food and homemade food or dry dog food ½ to 1 cup is advisable. Dividing meal into 2-3 times a day will help in correct digestion. As the dog is fond of eating, it becomes necessary for the owner to check if the dog is overeating.