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The Peekapoo is one of the oldest of the hybrid, or designer breeds. He was developed in the 1950s with the cross of a Pekingese with a Miniature or Toy Poodle. The goal was to produce a non- to low-shedding dog suitable for people with allergies.

There is no breed standard, so there's nothing for breeders to conform to. Therefore, the Peekapoo is seen in a range of sizes. He averages up to 11 inches in height, and he can range in weight from 4 to 20 pounds.

Surprisingly, even though he is a small dog breed, Peekapoo makes a great watchdog and he will do anything to protect his family or anyone he loves. This breed has a strong bark and they will easily inform everyone if someone nearby has a bad intention. Your Peekapoo will bark on anyone that he thinks is suspicious. If your home is in the center of noise restrictions, this may not be the breed for you. He may be small, but he has a loud bark.

Peekapoo is not a fan of strangers. He is just naturally suspicious of them. If you or your friend want to be Peekapoo’s friend you will have to earn his trust. Therefore, a Peekapoo needs to be socialized from early days and socialized to a variety of people and different situations so he could get used to unknown faces and places.