The Peke-A-Chon is a cross between the Pekingese breed and Bichon Frise. This designer dog makes a great family dog. It is wonderful with both adults and kids and friendly with visitors. It’s also easy to please whether playing outdoors with children or sitting quietly on your lap.
The Peke-A-Chon’s country of origin is unknown. As for the parents, the Pekingese is an ancient toy dog, originating from Western China. The Bichon Frise is thought to have originated from the Mediterranean area descending from the Barbet or Water Spaniel breeds.
The Peke-A-Chon is a small, cute dog. It can weigh between 5-15 pounds. The breed can come in a variety of colors which can be solid, part-colors or phantom. Common colors for the breed are black, brown and white. Combinations of black/white, black/gold, and sable/white are also possible. The Peke-A-Chon’s coat is usually thick, soft and, hypo-allergenic.
The Peke-A-Chon is an intelligent, energetic, sensitive and lively dog. The breed is also charming, gentle and affectionate. The dog makes a great companion for humans and other pets. This designer dog is also superb with kids. The Peke-A-Chon also barks and alerts its owners if it spots an intruder.
During training, the dog can easily fall direction and correction from a firm and consistent trainer. The breed naturally enjoys pleasing its masters and is therefore highly trainable. However, housebreaking is a potential concern. Like all other breeds, be the master, train your dog and socialize it early to avert behavioral problems.
Health issues to watch out for include dislocated kneecaps, colds, herniated disks, obesity, watery eyes, cataracts and skin and ear infections.To avert potential genetic conditions, and indeed any dog-related health problem, provide your dog a balanced diet, good living conditions, and enough exercise. Additionally, schedule your dog for routine vaccinations and regular vet visits.