Peke-Italian:Italian Greyhound and Pekinese Mix

Hybrid Breed

Italian Greyhound + Pekinese


What is a Peke-Italian?

The Peke-Italian, also known as the Italian Greyhound and Pekingese Mix, is a unique and charming cross between the Italian Greyhound and the Pekingese. His endearing character and elegant appearance make him an exceptional family dog.

History and origin

Its origin and history is relatively unknown, as it is a relatively new hybrid breed. Its original breed, the Italian Wind Chime, originated in ancient Egypt and is one of the oldest breeds of all, while the Pekingese had a place of honor in the palatial homes of ancient China. Today, the Peke-Italian embodies the grace and elegance of these two breeds.

Alternate Name -
Origin Italy - China
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level high - low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Suitability and attitude

The Peke-Italian is a loving and attentive companion. He is intelligent and easy to train - perfect for first-time dog owners. With his low urge to move, he is also suitable for living in an apartment.

  • His small size and light weight make him handy and easy to take anywhere.
  • He is compatible with other animals and also towards children he is patient and affectionate.

Character traits and nature

The Peke-Italian is a small dog with a lot of character. They are extremely affectionate and loving towards their owners, which makes them lovely companion dogs. With their alert Pekingese influence, they tend to be protective of their home and family, but can also be somewhat reserved around strangers.

With the energy and agility of the Italian Greyhound, they love to be active and play. However, they are also intelligent dogs and are quick learners, which means they need a certain amount of mental stimulation to be happy and balanced.

Training and socialization

You should start training and socializing your Peke Italian puppy as early as possible. They are quite independent by nature. Still, they enjoy the mental challenge and positive feedback that comes with training, especially when paired with a tasty reward.

Care of the Peke-Italian

A Peke-Italian requires moderate grooming and regular coat care due to the potentially thick coat bred from the Pekingese side. Regular brushing is recommended to prevent matting and skin problems.

Regular ear cleaning and dental hygiene are also important for the care of this beloved mixed breed. The eyes of the Pekingese in the mix may give the Peke-Italian some tendency to eye problems , so regular eye checks and cleaning is recommended.

The Peke-Italian requires a balanced diet to stay healthy and fit. He tends to gain excessive weight, so it is important to monitor his food intake and provide adequate exercise.

Like all mixed breed dogs, the Peke-Italian can inherit a number of health concerns from both parents, including respiratory problems, eye problems, and heart problems. For this reason, it is important to have them examined by a veterinarian on a regular basis.

Health and Breeding

Like all mixed breed dogs, the Peke-Italian can have a wide range of health issues that affect its parents. These include heart problems, breathing problems (inherited from the Pekingese), joint problems, and eye problems.

Therefore, it is important to find a reputable breeder who will disclose the health history of the parents.

The Peke-Italian is a small to medium sized dog. This unique cross combines the sleek, graceful appearance of the Wind Chime with the majestic stance of the Pekingese. The coat of this mixed breed dog is typically short to medium in length and dense.

It often has the slender, athletic build of the Italian Greyhound, combined with the prominent, broad facial features and flat nose of the Pekingese. His happy expression and alertness make him a popular family dog and companion.

Fur length short - long
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Tilt-ear - Triangle
Tail lang - fanned out
Anatomy slim, dainty, sporty, strong
Size ♀ 4 - 23 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 38 kg
Size ♂ 4 - 23 cm
Weight ♂ 3 - 38 kg
Suitable For -
  • Denture malocclusions

    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.

  • Bronchitis

    Bronchitis in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.

  • Disc problems

    Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.

  • Yes, with patient training and lots of love, the Peke-Italian can be easily trained.

  • The Peke-Italian is a very loving and loyal companion and is sure to make a good family dog. They are extremely intelligent and attentive and are usually very affectionate.

  • Not always. Some Peke-Italians have medium length coats that are more like the Pekingese.

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