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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Pekehund Build Information

The Pekehund is the cross between the Pekingese and the Dachshund. It is a small cross breed that weighs between 13 and 25 pounds when fully grown, and it has a soft coat that is easy to groom and will shed a relatively small amount. The Pekehund is a loving, intelligent and protective dog that is perfect for owners of all ages, from families with children to senior citizens, but it has a tendency to bark at strangers. This makes it a good watchdog, but it may not be a good choice for someone who wants a quieter pet.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

The Pekehund has a lot of energy, but it tires easily and this breed does not require too much exercise to stay healthy, making it a good pet for a small apartment.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Black & White, Chocolate, Cream, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Soft

Pekehund Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train