Pekehund:Dachshund and Pekinese Mix
Facts & Origin
Pekinese and Dachshund mix - a hybrid breed
The Pekinese and Dachshund are a popular mixed breed that comes from the parents of the Chinese Pekinese and the German Dachshund. Both parents bring different characteristics to the mixed breed: The Pekinese is a proud and alert dog that needs a lot of love and is very affectionate. The Dachshund, on the other hand, is curious, playful and persistent.
The mixed breed Pekinese and Dachshund is characterized by a graceful appearance. The combination of the Pekinese's long, curly coat and the Dachshund's short, smooth coat, makes the dog look unique. The mixed breed usually has a light to dark chest patch, a broader skull, and the ears are usually pointed forward and stand backward. Adult Pekingese and Dachshunds are usually medium-sized and weigh between 4 and 8 kilograms.
The Pekingese Dachshund is an energetic and loyal companion that can be sweet and affectionate, even with people who live a demanding lifestyle. However, he needs regular activities to feel comfortable. With his lively and bright nature, these dogs can be a wonderful companion for many.
|Origin||Germany - China|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Pekinese and Dachshund mix - Such is probably his nature.
The Pekehund is an unusual and interesting breed. It combines the best of both pups into one shaggy and lovable dog. This particular cross is known for a balanced and calm character that makes it an ideal family dog.
The Pekinese-Dachshund mix exudes a friendly and loving nature. They make it easy to fall in love with them at first sight. Their friendly coat accentuates their gentle demeanor. They are very playful, adventurous and know how to attract attention. They are cuddly and sweet, but also quite demanding.
A normal day with a Pekinese Dachshund mix is a mix of action and relaxation. They like to develop bonds as part of a family and seek as much contact as possible. They love to play with their owners and sneak all over the place.
They are also very intelligent dogs that love to learn new tricks. Although they are confident, they still have a nice nature. They can occasionally be stubborn, but they are generally easy to train.
Overall, the Pekingese Dachshund mix is a lovable and affectionate crossbreed. They are very adaptable and reliable and make good watchdogs. With their friendly and gentle nature, they make every day an adventure.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in Pekinese and Dachshund mix.
In recent years, the popularity of Peke dogs as pets has continued to grow. These lovable dogs are a mix of a Pekinese and a Dachshund and are a good fit for many family situations. Unfortunately, they are prone to some diseases that affect both parent breeds, and it is worth taking a look at potential problems before adding such a dog to the family.
Pekinese Dachshund mixes can suffer from some respiratory problems, caused in part by their short coat. Their breathing may become labored when playing or they may suffer from shortness of breath if they have a cold. These dogs are also at increased risk for tracheal damage because their tight collar restricts the respiratory system. Allergies can also affect these dogs, especially those caused by fleas and other parasites.
Another problem that can occur in these dogs is intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). It is common in Pekinese Dachshund crossbreeds and can cause generalized muscle and nerve pain and severe motor problems. Some dogs also develop degenerative disc disease, which causes the spine to become crooked and unstable. Likewise, these dogs can suffer from eye disease, glaucoma, and cataracts that usually get worse as they age.
Finally, Peke dogs can also suffer from skeletal disorders. These dogs tend to suffer from bone diseases such as arthritis and dysplasia, which affect both the joints and the spine. They may require surgical treatment to alleviate the symptoms.
Pekinese Dachshund mixes can be very long-lived and a lot of fun to own, but it's worth educating yourself about the potential diseases they can develop. If you plan to own such a dog, you should consult a veterinarian to determine the dog's risk profile and to plan the care and grooming it will need to stay healthy and happy.
What does this mixed breed look like?
A Pekinese and Dachshund mixed breed usually has a short, thick coat with a soft sheen. It is usually slightly longer on the ears and back, while shorter on the face. The color of the coat is usually black or brown, graded from light to dark, with possible light markings on the head or legs. However, there are many variations in coat colors depending on the parents of the mixed breed.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
A Pekinese and Dachshund mix breed is usually medium in size, has a short but strongly built body with straight limbs. An adult animal has a weight of about 4 kg and a shoulder height of 25-30 cm. The back is short and the length from the skull to the tail is about 30 cm. The head is of medium length with a flat forehead and a short muzzle. The ears are often set low. The body is well developed with a thick but well-groomed coat.
|Fur length||short - long|
|Fur||rough-haired - flat coated|
|Ear shape||Floppy Ear - Triangle|
|Tail||short - fanned out|
|Size ♀||15 - 23 cm|
|Weight ♀||3 - 9 kg|
|Size ♂||15 - 27 cm|
|Weight ♂||3 - 9 kg|
|Suitable For||Seniors, Beginner, Seniors|
Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.
By dachshund paralysis (discopathy) veterinarians mean paralysis of the limbs in dogs.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Bronchitis in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.
Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.
Shortness of breath
Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.
A Pekinese/Dachshund mix is usually an extremely friendly, playful and intelligent pet that usually has incredible adaptability.
Pekehund can be cared for in all circumstances as long as they are provided with regular exercise and attention. However, it may help to provide them with a pet sitter if they are to be left alone longer than usual.
A Pekinese/Dachshund mongrel can grow to be about 16 to 26 inches tall, with its weight usually being about 5.4 kg.
Pekinese/Dachshund mixes can come in many different colors and markings, including black, brown, red, white, blonde and brindle.
Pekinese/Dachshund mixes are generally very friendly and compatible with children and other household members, but it is important that children respect their needs and do not abuse them. This breed can also do well with other pets, but it is advisable to give them some form of transition time beforehand.
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