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Pekehund Breed Information


Recognized By: DBR , IDCR
AKA: Pekeashund, Pekeweenie, Dachanese
Mispellings: Pekahund, Pekehound, Pekeshund, Pekhund, Pekihound, Pekihund

Caring for a Pekehund

Feeding: The Pekehund loves to eat so care should be taken to make sure they are not over fed as they will until they can't eat any more.

Living with a Pekehund

Family Dog: The Pekehund is a great family dog who is perfect for an elderly person who sits a lot or a young family who plays endlessly. They can adapt whatever energy level is around them. They typically get along great with other pets.

Shedding: The Pekehund is an low to average shedder.

Grooming: The Pekehund does not require a lot of grooming. They should be bathed occasionally and their nails kept short.

Training: The Pekehund is a very intelligent dog who can loves to learn new tricks.

Behavior: The Pekehund is an extremely happy, sweet, loving, protective, smart, agreeable, alert, funny dog that doesn't like strangers or strange dogs but once they get to know you, they love you like crazy. They love to snuggle and sleep on your lap. They are dedicated dog who are not over excitable but love to play ball.

Barking: The Pekehund does not typically bark much at all but do tend to howl. Many like to bark when visitors come over. They do tend to growl when playing and can be trained to bark on command. They have a 'big dog' bark and are not typically yappy.

Exercise: The Pekehund does not require a lot of exercise but does enjoy daily walks.

Physical Ability: The Pekehund is small but loves to climb. They are very energetic but can tire easily.

Living Conditions: Pekehunds would probably be fine in apartments or small homes, however they do love to have yards to sniff around.

Pekehund Appearance

Appearance: The Pekehund has a long body with short stubby legs and a muscular build.

Size: A fully grown Pekehund can weigh between 12 to 20 pounds.

Companionship: The Pekehund makes a wonderful companion dog for people of all ages.

Nose: The Pekehund has a black button nose.

Eyes: The Pekehund has large, round, brown expressive eyes.

Ears: The ears of the Pekehund long and floppy like that of the Dachshund.

Muzzle: The muzzle of the Pekehund is not pointed like a Dachshund's nor flat like that of the Pekingese.

Teeth/Bite: The Pekehund can have an underbite like the Pekingese.

Neck: The Pekehund has a broad neck with rolls of extra skin.

Body: The Pekehund has a long, heavily boned body much like a Dachshund's with shorter legs.

Forequarters: The front legs of the Pekehund are slightly bowed with elbows that turn out.

Hindquarters: The Pekehund's rear legs are slightly longer than the front legs.

Gait: The Pekehund has a quick happy gait.

Feet: The Pekehund has a solid foot they are not tiny, dainty feet.

Tail: The tail of the Pekehund curls over so the tip touches the back.

Color: The coat of the Pekehund can come in a range of colors including creamish tan, black & tan or red with black and white accents.

Coat: The coat of the Pekehund may be short or long haired like that of a Dachshund. It is typically soft.

Pekehund Facts

Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Pekehund is 12 to 15 years.

Pekehund Health

Health: The Pekehund may suffer from epilepsy especially if the dog is a product of a puppy mill.

Litter Size: The average litter size of the Pekehund is 3 pups.

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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