Dog Breed Profile

Pekepoo History

The Pekepoodle, also known as a Pekapoo, is an extinct, first generation hybrid between the Pekingese and poodle. Developed in the US in the 1990s, it was a cross between the Pekinese and the toy or miniature poodle. The breeding began in 1994 and ended in 1995. The breeder was Rose Marie Gabriel and the cross was made in 1994 to 1995. This was achieved by mating a purebred female miniature or toy poodle with a male pure-bred Pekingese. This cross resulted in a very small, 10-pound (4.5 kg), very curly-haired, non-shedding, hypoallergenic, and highly intelligent pet. Unfortunately, this cross did not produce viable puppies. The popularity and demand for the Pekepoodle was too high for this to be acceptable.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America


Pekingese, Poodle

Pekepoo Physical Characteristics

The Pekepoo is a hybrid breed of a Pekingese and a Poodle. The height at the shoulders is between 12 and 15 inches and the weight between 18 and 30 pounds. They have long, thick hair that is straight to wavy and comes in many different colors. They have a triangular shaped head with a flat back and round eyes. They are smart, energetic, and friendly.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Gray, Brindle, Cream, Fawn, Black, Sable, White, Silver, Blue, Red

Height Range

Male Height Range: 11 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 30 – 40 lbs

Female Weight Range: 25 – 35 lbs

Pekepoo Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Pekepoo Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Entropion, Sebaceous Adenitis, Eye Disease, Skin Fold Dermatitis, Addison’s Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome, KCS, Hydrocephalus, Corneal Disease

Pekepoo Temperament and Behaviour

The Pekepoo is a small, sweet and feisty little dog that is friendly and affectionate with its owner and other family members. They are moderately active and will need daily exercise. They are well suited to apartment living and will make an excellent companion for singles, seniors, and the elderly.

Pekepoo Activity Requirements

A cross between a Pekingese and a Poodle, the Pekepoo is a loving, sweet dog with a playful, gentle personality. They are small, weighing in at 10 to 14 pounds, and are often described as “lapdogs” because of their small size. While they are not particularly high energy, Pekepoos do enjoy some time outside. They do well with apartment living, as long as they can get out for some brisk walks. A Pekepoo does best in homes with patient, calm owners who can meet their need for affection. They are great with children and love to be with their families. If they do not get enough attention, they can become anxious and destructive.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pekepoo is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pekepoo is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Pekepoo is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pekepoo is part of the Unclassified group.

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