Breed group : Non-Sporting, Toy
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GENERALBreed group: Non-Sporting, Toy Type: Hybrid
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 5-15 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & White, Brown & White, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 10-17 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Peke-A-Chon breeds are hybrids developed from 50% Bichon Frise and 50% Pekingese breeds. They are great as family dogs - wonderful with kids and friendly with visitors. Their coat are beautiful and long as well as hypo-allergenic. They are loving in nature. They love playing outdoors with the kids for long hours as well as sitting quietly on your lap.
This breed can come in different colors, including solid colors in black, sable, gold and creams, as well as parti colors and phantoms. Combinations of black/gold, black/white and sable/white are also likely to happen.
The Peke-A-Chon's coats look wonderful. They're very thick, very soft and best of all, hypo-allergenic. They are the perfect pets for families with allergy issues, or for people who doesn't like picking up dog hair.
The Peke-A-Chon breed are intelligent, energetic, sensitive and lively dogs. They are charming, gentle and affectionate to their owners. They make great companions for humans and pets alike.
This breed has a long coated hair to care for. Grooming should be done every 4 weeks. Extra care should be done on their faces making sure it is always clean to avoid staining. Watch out for dislocated kneecaps as it's predecessors are prone to getting this. Other health issues to watch out for are colds, herniated disks, trichaiasis (lashes growing towards the eyeballs), breathing problems, heart problems, watery eyes, cataracts, epilepsy, sensitive to flea bites, skin/ear ailments. Also, avoid overfeeding this dog as they are prone to being obese.
This breed needs to have a firm, consistent human to train. They are highly trainable as they enjoy pleasing their masters. Housebreaking can be a little challenging. Make sure not to allow them to become ruler of the house to avoid developing behavioral problems in the future.
The Peke-A-Chon needs their regular daily walk. Their walks will need to emphasize that they are pack members. The dog will heel beside or behind the human walking them. Walks keep them balanced and happy dogs.