Breed Introduction: Pekeatese
The Pekeatese is a cross breed, or 'designer' breed, which means that Pekeatese puppies have ancestry in two different purebred dog breeds. In the case of a Pekeatese, the dog is a cross between a Pekingese and a Maltese, hence the name, Pekeatese. Both Pekingese and Maltese are members of the toy breed group, so you can expect your Pekeatese to be a small dog, usually in the range of 6 to 10 pounds when fully grown. Cross breed puppies generally take characteristics from both of their ancestral breeds, but usually have an appearance closer to one of its ancestral breeds. However, within a single litter of pekeatese puppies, there may be some puppies that look more like a Maltese, while other puppies will look more like a Pekingese.
The term Pekeatese can technically be used to define any dog that has ancestry in only the Maltese or Pekingese breeds, although some breeders will have dogs listed as Pekeatese puppies for sale that do not meet this criteria. Even dogs that do meet this criteria can vary in appearance. In genetics, a hybrid that is the result from two distinctly different parent breeds is called a first filial generation hybrid, or an F1 hybrid. In terms of a Pekeatese, an F1 hybrid is a Pekeatese whose parents are a purebred Pekingese and a purebred Maltese dog. An F1 Pekeatese could then be bred with either another F1 Pekeatese, a Maltese or a Pekingese and the result would still technically be a Pekeatese, but a second generation Pekeatese.
At Keegan's Puppies, we breed and offer for sale ONLY F1 hybrid Pekeatese puppies, meaning that our Pekeatese puppies are bred using purebred Pekingese and purebred Maltese dogs. To breed our designer Pekeatese, American Kennel Club (AKC) registered purebred Maltese and Pekingese are used to ensure the desired characteristics, traits and appearances of the Pekeatese puppies. The purpose of breeding a hybrid or designer puppy like a Pekeatese is to have the positive characteristics of both the Pekingese and Maltese present in a single dog. The further in their lineage a Pekeatese puppy is from the purebred Maltese and the purebred Pekingese, the less pronounced these traits are in the the Pekeatese puppy.
Pekeatese Puppy Appearance/Markings
The term Pekeatese is a fairly generic term, so the appearance of Pekeatese can vary. However, in our experience, F1 hybrid (first generation) Pekeatese puppies generally have a similar appearance. F1 hybrid Pekeatese puppies will typically be white or cream colored puppies. This coloring makes Pekeatese puppies look similar to a Maltese puppy. The picture above shows what a typical Pekeatese puppy looks like. While the coat of a Pekeatese puppy will typically be white or cream, the actual appearance of the puppy can be similar to either a Pekingese or a Maltese. Pekeatese puppies that look similar to Pekingese will have the typical flat face of Pekingese. There are also Pekeatese with a more pointed nose similar to Maltese. However, Pekeatese will generally not have the same respiratory problems as Pekingese since their noses are generally not as flat.
Pekeatese Puppy Temperament
As with all cross breed dogs, Pekeatese puppies will take traits from both of their ancestral breeds. Maltese are generally gentle-mannered and affectionate, known for being playful and fearless as well as fast learners. Pekingese possess dignity and intelligence and are affectionate and good nature, making them good family pets and companions. You can expect your pekeatese puppy to have some, if not all of these traits. To learn more about the traits of pekeatese, you can investigate the traits of the Maltese and Pekingese breeds by using the links to the left. However, the best way to determine the temperament of any dog is to meet it and spend time with it, as every dog is unique. Temperatment is also affected by the parents of the dog as well as the environment in which the dog is raised. All of these will provide clues to the temperament of your dog before you bring it home.
Right Breed for You?
Pekeatese are generally a small dog since they are bred from members of the toy group and therefore are easier to travel with than larger dogs. However, even though Pekingese are small dogs, they are well known for being sturdy dogs and pekeatese will therefore be well suited as a family pet, being able to handle small children. As a smaller dog, pekeatese require limited exercise, but they do enjoy walks. Pekeatese are well suited as apartment dogs because of their small size. Pekeatese puppies are very gentle mannered, extremely trustworthy and loyal after you have earned their respect. They are also very affectionate dogs. Pekeatese do require some grooming, as they can have a long coat if it is not trimmed properly.
Pekeatese Puppies For Sale
Below are the Pekeatese puppies that are currently for sale or adoption. If the Pekeatese puppy you are looking for is not currently available for sale, you can join our puppy waiting list to be informed when new Pekeatese puppies are for sale. You can also view the other puppies that are currently available for sale. If you have a general question about the Pekeatese puppies that are for sale or adoption, or any questions about Pekeatese puppies, you can contact us and we will be happy to answer your question.
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