Facts & Origin
What is a Peka-A-West?
The Peka-A-West, a charming little dog, is the product of an interesting cross between the Pekingese and West Highland White Terrier. With its unusual features and endearing character, this hybrid breed has won the hearts of many dog lovers.
Origin and history
The Peka-A-West comes from the crossing of two recognized dog breeds - the Pekingese, known in China since the 8th century, and the West Highland White Terrier, a Scottish breed that has existed since the 19th century. However, the Peka-A-West itself has only recently become popular in the United States, and its exact origin remains relatively unknown.
|Origin||China - Scotland|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|Activity level||low - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and nature
The Peka-A-West's bold and confident expression is characteristic, reflecting his versatile character. His terrier genes make him lively and fearless, while his Pekingese roots encourage his loving and affectionate side. With his mix of character traits, the Peka-A-West is made to live with people looking for a loyal companion.
Peka-A-Wests are known to be friendly, loving and very loyal . They have high energy and love to play and run around. They are smart and learn quickly, which makes them great pets for families and individuals.
Suitability and attitude
This mixed breed has medium energy and is capable of keeping up with both an active and quiet pace. These mixed breed dogs need mental stimulation and regular contact with their owner to be happy.
They are often well suited for seniors and families with older children. Like all dogs, they benefit from socialization and training from a young age.
Care and health
Peka-A-Wests have a coat that requires regular grooming . It is advisable to brush them at least once a week to prevent knots and matting.
Due to their Pekingese ancestry, they can be prone to eye problems , so it is important to have regular eye exams. Their teeth should be cleaned at least once a week to prevent dental problems.
Their typical life expectancy is 12-15 years.
Breeding the Peka-A-West
When breeding Peka-A-Wests, the health of the parents should always be a priority. It is important to ensure that both parents are free of hereditary health problems to minimize the risk of health problems in the puppy.
It is also important to note that mixed breed dogs such as the Peka-A-West are not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) or other similar organizations. Therefore, there are no official breeding standards or guidelines for this particular mixed breed.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Its appearance and behavior combines the best features of both parent breeds. It is compact and robust with a characteristic long, dense coat. A typical Peka-A-West comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, brown and a mixture thereof. The coat is usually dense, short to medium length and wavy.
This captivating quadruped often has thick, prominent eyebrows and a short, broad head that adds to its charming expression.
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 in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.
Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
A Peka-A-West is a cross between a g and a West Highland White Terrier. They are loyal, lovable and lovable companions.
The Peka-A-West can come in a variety of colors and may have a white or silver coat depending on what color the parents were.
A Peka-A-West can live an average of 10 to 15 years.
The Peka-A-West needs regular brushing to keep the coat clean. One should also regularly clean their ears and brush their teeth.