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Peek-A-Pom Hybrid Dogs (Pominese, Peke-A-Pom )

Updated on July 8, 2011

Physical Description

The Peek-A-Pom dog, also known as the Pominese  dog is a hybrid dog that is a cross between a Pekingese and a Pomeranian. As such they are a toy sized dog, weighing under ten pounds, some just topping the scales at 4 pounds, and measuring six to ten inches at the shoulder.

They may have the coat of the Pekingese, longer and silkier, or the slightly coarser, more dense coat of the Pomeranian. Colors range from tan and cream through to fawns, reds, sables and even black and tan colorations with or without white markings.

The body of the Peke-A-Pom tends to be longer than they are tall with short, well set legs and a long, plumed tail. The tail may be carried in a tight curl over the back or high on the hips. The head is well balanced on a shorter neck that is set high on the shoulders, giving the dog a very proud carriage. The ears are either fully pricked or turned over, often with longer hair blending into the hair of the ruff of the neck. The eyes are round, slightly prominent and highly visible in the face. The muzzle is moderately short and slightly tapered, ending with a dark nose. The short hair across the muzzle area and on the lower jaw is often a light cream to white color.

Peekapom (Pominese) Puppy

Temperament

A very playful and active dog hybrid, this little dog is a bundle of fun and personality. They are an ideal companion pet for older children but may not be accepting of very young children. They can be startled by sudden and load movements and noises, plus they may be too small for very young children to handle safely. Peekapom puppies are typically less than one pound when they go to a new owners house and young kids may not realize how fragile these puppies can be.

The Pominese dog is a highly intelligent little dog that, like many of the toy hybrid breeds, may have a tendency to try to be the boss of the house. Early socialization and obedience training is important to prevent them from becoming possessive and territorial. When raised with cats and other dogs they do very well however if raised by themselves it may be difficult for them to adjust to new pets in the house once they mature.

Housetraining can be challenging because of their small size and many owners choose to litter box or paper train these small puppies to make the process easier.

Peekapom puppy

Grooming and General Care

The plush coat of the Peke-A-Pom dog will need routine, every other day grooming with a pin brush or grooming comb to stay looking shiny and healthy. They will shed an average amount year round but grooming will help prevent hair loss throughout the house.

Tooth loss and dental problems may be an issue with this dog hybrid so start a routine of tooth brushing and feeding high quality toy sized dog kibble as soon as possible. Some Pominese may be very finicky eaters and may be prone to digestive problems if food is switched too often or the dog is allowed to eat treats, canned food or table scraps. Start out with a good quality food and stick with it for the health of the dog.

Clubs and Registries:

  • ACHC
  • DRA
  • ICA
  • UABR
  • APRI
  • CKC

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      slmwood 

      5 years ago

      We have a male peek a pom hes a little over a year old and we could not imagine a day with out him. He is like the super coolest dog ever. I would like to find him a little girlfriend is anyone has a female they want to breed please let me know.

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      Cissy Doss Campo 

      6 years ago

      I have a Peek-A-Pom, her name is Gabby, she will be 12 yrs old on May 5. Of course when I got her (for free) she was an accident, not even considered a breed!! But, she has and always will be the best little furry family member ever!!! She is very calm and well behaved, I would love to have another one!!! I also, have a Morkie, she's a liitle over 1 yr, she's a mess, but, love her to death!!!

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      cara 

      6 years ago

      I got a peek-pom when my husband was deployeed and he has been so much fun. He is very vocal and for anyone who knows the weirl little noises they make you know I swear he sounds like a wookie from star wars and to me the look similar. But one of the best decisions I've ever made out cody is a joy.

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      Debbie Peek 

      6 years ago

      A TRUE Peekapom requires a full blooded female pekingese mother and a full blooded pomeranian male. A pominese is the opposite...Pomeranian mother and Pekingese father. This bothers me to see this.

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      Debbie 

      6 years ago

      I also have a peek a pom. It's a girl and she is the sweetest thing that i could ever have brought. I got her for my daughter's third birthday and she is now six. Roxie (my dog) is wonderful i just love her to death, she is a great dog. Didn't have no problem in training her. Roxie is now 2 1/2 years old.

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      rick-my 3 nephews. 

      6 years ago

      my sister and her husband have 3 2 mails 1 female. the best dogs ever. thay are treated just like a family member. panny is a sweet little black girl. oscar is her hubby. a little red and white male. gordy is the son. a red and black male. actually thay are treated better than a family member. steak chicken and a lot more goodies. there spoiled but my sister and hubbys kids are growed up. couldn't ask for better nephews lol there great.

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      Tammy 

      6 years ago

      I guess I was just lucky! I went to our local shelter to find a puppy for my dog. We had raised English Bulldogs for several years and adopted a child and quit raising puppies. Our six year old male became very depressed so I went to the shelter to see what I could find. I fell in love with this little dog and brought him home. After searching around to see what breed he was I was pleased to find that he is a pomanese! He fits very well into our family, that includes a four year old. He was housebroken in a day and sleeps with our son every night. He and the bully keep each other company while we are at work. Was a blessing to find this little guy, didn't know how fortunate we were!

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      shea 

      7 years ago

      I have a peek-a-pom at home. He is a VERY hyper dog, but is also smart. I love him :)

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      Rajive 

      7 years ago

      Dear Julie,

      I am looking for a male peekapom in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Do you have ant contacts? Please help.

      Thanks & Regards,

      benedict@pathcom.com

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      Samantha 

      7 years ago

      I also need to know about finding a Peek-a-pom in the UK my family has fell in love with these dogs and it's been a nightmare looking for one. If anyone has any news, or information relating to finding one of these gorgeous dogs in the UK please could you send an email to me at Samantha_KUWTK@hotmail.co.uk thank-you, it'll help a lot!

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      simon munson 

      7 years ago

      does anyone know where to get one of these as i am desperate to have one as i have fell in love with them let me now watchu_got_on@hotmail.co.uk

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      New Owner!! 

      8 years ago

      I just got a pek-a-pom today! She is absolutely adorable!!

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      Betty 

      8 years ago

      tina do you have pic posted of puppies

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      Joan Davis 

      8 years ago

      Looking for a young black female peekapom. Ours died and we are heartbroken. Can anyone help? joangdavis@embarqmail.com

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      tina 

      8 years ago

      ihave 8 peek-a-pom puppies for sale and wil be ready last week in aug. for good homes only.

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      Julie-Ann Amos 

      8 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Hi Stan if you send me a message I may know someone I can put you in touch with...

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      Stan 

      8 years ago

      Dear Julie, can you please give me more information about where to find peek-a-poms in the UK? I searched all over the Internet, but I couldn't find anything about adopting/purchasing peek-a-poms?

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Pretty looking little dogs

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