Those looking for a small dog will not be disappointed by the designer breed of Shih Tzu Pekingese puppies. These pups, often referred to as Shinese, Peketzu or Pomshinese, are a versatile breed suitable for apartment dwellers and families.
Peketzu (Shinese or Pomshinese) Puppy Quick Stats
» A combination of a Shih Tzu and a Pekingese
» Recognized as an official mixed breed by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) and Designer Breed Registry (DBR)
» Average estimated lifespan of between 12 – 15 years
» Average estimated weight of between 7 – 14 pounds
» Average height of approximately 9 – 11 inches
» Training difficulty – Low
» Grooming requirement – High
» Exercise requirement – Low
Characteristics of Pekingese mixed with Shih Tzu Dogs
These dogs reach approximately 7-14 pounds. They love going for walks but do not need a big yard due to their short legs and not needing extensive room for exercise. For this reason, they do successfully reside in an apartment with an owner dedicated to ensuring the dog gets out for daily walks.
Shedding is minimal, yet they do need a regular amount of grooming weekly to maintain the beautiful, full coat of fur. An hour of weekly brushing is highly recommended. The hair around their eyes requires regular trimming and their eyes should be washed with a warm, damp washcloth as needed for the removal of tear stains and debris.
Flat, short noses are a characteristic of the breed.
Peke Tzu dogs are loyal, friendly and love giving and receiving affection. They are notoriously slow eaters and may be selective about the types of foods they are willing to consume.
Those seeking Shinese puppies will find the breed comes in all colors with the fur being very soft when well-maintained.
Intelligent and willing to please, it is typical of the breed to be easily trained with positive reinforcement. They tend to not bark a lot but will bark at strangers.
Peketzu Health Issues
These pint-sized pups usually have an under bite. It is generally not an issue as long as the gums are kept healthy and no issues with decay and abscesses develop. Regular cleanings from the vet or groomer keep the pearly whites and gum tissue healthy.
Their flat faces sometimes invite breathing issues. Hot weather is not a friend to Shih Tzu Pekingese mix dogs. They may suffer mild asthma attacks if they get too hot.
Sometimes they suffer skin allergies. Vets will advise on the best course of action should a dog develop skin allergies. This ailment is usually handled with regular use of a medicated shampoo.
Finding the Right Shinese Puppy
A Shih Tzu Pekingese mix is a great breed for anyone seeking to love unconditionally and have the love returned but time must be made for walks and grooming. Understanding that they like to be active but get overheated very fast is also key to successfully rearing one of these remarkable dogs.
Families inviting the breed into their home are thrilled with the result. Older children do best with this loyal, friendly breed but regardless of the family demographic, Shih Tzu Pekingese puppies are a wonderful addition to any home ready for a new dog.