Pekingese mix breed dogs are a popular choice for people looking for a smaller and appealing pet.
Like all crossbreed dogs the Pekingese mix may vary widely in appearance.
The Pekingese is one of those dogs that is so visually striking that once seen, they are hard to forget!
This pup was first introduced to the West by returning British soldiers, who brought a litter of Peke puppies to their liege, Queen Victoria (needless to say, the dog-loving Queen was delighted).
In 1906 the Pekingese was recognized and registered as a purebred dog breed by the American Kennel Club.
Today, these “lion’s mane” dogs, with their unmistakable rolling walk and people-centric personality, are regulars in the show ring as well as in homes across the globe.
Mix breed puppies with a Pekingese parent can sometimes be found, but many Pekingese mixes are adopted from breed rescue centers or animal shelters.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the most popular modern Pekingese mix dogs!
The Pekingese in puppy-hood looks like an adorable little teddy bear. However, as the adult coat comes in, your teddy bear transitions into a full-on, petite and proud, walking carpet!
These dogs were originally bred to serve as “lap dogs to the kings.” So revered was the Pekingese in the ancient courts of the Chinese emperors that one myth claimed that the Buddha himself shrunk a lion to create the Pekingese!
Today, the Pekingese dog continues to make himself at home on couches, laps and carpets all over the world.
Despite their popularity, the breed is not without problems. And these problems may be passed down to Pekingese mix puppies
Size, Height and Weight
This toy-sized pup generally weighs 7 to 14 pounds fully grown and stands around 9 inches tall.
This means that many Pekingese mixes will be small dogs. And a Pekingese mix puppy is unlikely to grow very large.
Personality and Temperament
These little dogs are quite confident. They know they are cute and will use this to their advantage!
Your Peke will usually be happy just being in your company.
They don’t have excessive exercise needs so can be quite content napping in your lap between meals and walks.
However, some of the mixes listed below are much more energetic.
Coat Care and Shedding
The Pekingese’s lush, long coat is distinctive, perhaps this breed’s calling card!
The Pekingese is double-coated. Consequently, your Pekingese mix may shed year-round and more profusely due to the changing of the seasons.
Prepare for plenty of brushing and grooming to keep your dog’s coat and skin healthy and tangle-free.
Health and Longevity
While some Pekingese are quite long lived, there are a number of health issues in the breed.
The most serious of which is brachycephaly.
The Pekingese has the shortened muzzle shape that is associated with a serious health condition called Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS).
BOAS can cause lifelong and expensive health issues including respiratory, dental, vision and digestive concerns.
When choosing a Pekingese mix puppy, it is important to avoid mixes which cross the Pekingese with another brachycephalic (short faced) breed.
Breeding from two brachycephalic parents can result in distressing breathing difficulties, and other associated health issues.
A mix with a longer muzzle than it’s Pekingese parent is likely to have a much happier and healthier life.
The Pekingese is also subject to invertebral disc disease. This causes very painful back problems and is caused by the long back and excessively shortened legs of breeds like the Peke.
So again, picking a Pekingese mix with longer legs will help to ensure better health for your future friend.
While many mix breed puppies are a result of breeding to supply the demand for unusual or designer dogs, some conscientious breeders have an important agenda.
They are cross-breeding Pekes in an attempt to preserve the Pekingese’s many wonderful traits while at the same time adding new genetic diversity for health purposes.
Or to increase the muzzle length in these little dogs so that they can breathe more easily
Pekingese Mix Types
If you want to find out more about particular Pekingese mixes, use this handy clickable list to head there straightaway!
- Beagle Pekingese Mix (Peagle)
- Bichon Frise Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-chon
- Bolognese Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-boo)
- Boston Terrier Pekingese Mix (Bostinese)
- Brussels Griffon Pekingese Mix (Griffonese)
- Cairn Terrier Pekingese Mix (Peke-cairn)
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pekingese Mix (Peke-alier)
- Chihuahua Pekingese Mix (Pekachi)
- Chinese Crested Pekingese Mix (Crested Peke)
- Cocker Spaniel Pekingese Mix (Cockingese)
- Dachshund Pekingese Mix (Pekeshund)
- Italian Greyhound Pekingese Mix (Italian Pekehound)
- Lhasa Apso (Lhasanese)
- Maltese Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-tese)
- Miniature Pinscher Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-pin)
- Miniature Schnauzer Pekingese Mix (Schnaukingese)
- Papillon Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-pap)
- Poodle (Pekingese Mix Peke-a-poo)
- Shih Tzu Pekingese Mix (Shih-nese)
- Yorkshire Terrier Pekingese Mix (Yorkingese)
Beagle Pekingese Mix (Peagle)
The Peagle – the hybrid of a Pekingese and a Beagle, weighs 7 to 30 pounds with an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
This dog may shed moderately or heavily depending on which parent your puppy favors.
This hybrid inherits some interesting temperament traits from each parent. As a result, your pup may be both merry and regal, friendly yet watchful.
Bichon Frise Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-chon)
The Peke-a-chon can weigh 7 to 18 pounds and live 12 to 15 years.
This pup’s tendency to shed will be moderated by the Bichon influence.
Bolognese Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-boo)
The Bolognese and Pekingese together produce Peke-a-boo puppies – adorable!
This dog may shed lightly or moderately depending on parental influence.
Boston Terrier Pekingese Mix (Bostinese)
The Bostinese is the name given to puppies with one Boston Terrier and one Pekingese parent. These dogs can live 11 to 14 years and will weigh 7 to 25 pounds.
Expect your Bostinese to be a moderate shedder both year-round as well as seasonally.
Brussels Griffon Pekingese Mix (Griffonese)
The Griffonese can live 12 to 15 years and weigh 7 to 14 pounds fully grown.
This dog may shed only lightly or more heavily year-round depending on the influence from the Brussels Griffon parent.
Cairn Terrier Pekingese Mix (Peke-cairn)
The Peke-cairn can weigh 7 to 14 pounds with a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
You can count on plenty of brushing or hand-stripping with this pup to keep the coat tangle-free!
This dog is likely to have an independent streak as all Cairn terriers do.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pekingese Mix (Peke-alier)
The Peke-alier will weigh 7 to 18 pounds and have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
This dog will need lots of brushing as a result of both parent dogs’ contribution: a long and full coat.
Chihuahua Pekingese Mix (Pekachi)
The Pekachi will be a petite pup with a weight range of 3 to 14 pounds. This dog’s typical lifespan is 12 to 16 years.
Your Pekachi may inherit an undercoat as a result of the Pekingese influence.
Shedding may be moderate or heavy.
Tiny Chihuahuas have equally tiny bladders, so you might need to invest a extra time in toilet training a Pekachi pup.
Chinese Crested Pekingese Mix (Crested Peke)
Your Crested Peke will weigh 7 to 14 pounds and can live 12 to 18 years.
This dog is one of the most interesting hybrids because the Chinese Crested can be mostly hairless or coated (“powderpuff”).
Cocker Spaniel Pekingese Mix (Cockingese)
The Cockingese has one Cocker Spaniel parent and one Pekingese parent. This dog may weigh anywhere from 7 to 30 pounds with a life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.
This pup will shed and will also need plenty of brushing to keep the coat mat-free.
Dachshund Pekingese Mix (Pekeshund)
The Pekeshund can weigh anywhere from 7 to 32 pounds with a lifespan of 12 to 16 years.
This dog may shed lightly or moderately depending on parental influence.
Your Pekeshund may receive some degree of the shortened legs characteristic of the Dachshund breed. These can cause painful health complications in adulthood.
Italian Greyhound Pekingese Mix (Italian Pekehound)
The Italian Pekehound can weigh 7 to 14 pounds with a life expectancy ranging from 12 to 15 years.
Puppies may inherit the Pekingese’s thick, double layer, shedding coat or, on the other hand, the Italian Greyhound’s flat, close, short and lightly shedding coat.
Pekehounds won’t do well when left alone for long periods of time and can develop separation anxiety so make sure you read our tips on helping them feel safe and comfortable.
Also, if you plan on letting them off leash you will want to practice strong recall with them.
You can find lots of handy tips on recall training on our sister site.
Lhasa Apso (Lhasanese)
The Lhasanese can weigh anywhere from 7 to 18 pounds. This dog’s life expectancy is 12 to 15 years.
They will inherit a thick, long, double layer coat from both parents. As a result you will be doing plenty of brushing daily!
Maltese Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-tese)
The Peke-a-tese will weigh 6 to 14 pounds and live 12 to 15 years.
This pup may shed only lightly or heavily depending on parental influence.
Your Peke-a-tese may inherit the brachycephalic muzzle shape from both parent dogs.
Miniature Pinscher Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-pin)
The Peke-a-pin is the name given to a cross between a miniature Pinscher and a Pekingese.
This dog can weigh 7 to 14 pounds and has a general life expectancy of 12 to 16 years.
Your Peke-a-pin’s adult coat can range from the fine, thin and short coat of the Pinscher parent to the long, thick and full double coat of the Pekingese.
This dog is likely to be confident and independent.
Miniature Schnauzer Pekingese Mix (Schnaukingese)
The Schnaukingese is a cross between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Pekingese.
This pup will weigh 7 to 20 pounds and can live as long as 12 to 15 years.
This dog will definitely shed and consequently will require a high level of coat maintenance.
If your puppy favors the Schnauzer parent, opting for a short clip can ease the workload somewhat.
This dog is going to have personality galore and a strong need to be with “their” people.
Papillon Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-pap)
The Peke-a-pap will weigh just 5 to 14 pounds and has a life expectancy ranging from 12 to 16 years.
This dog may inherit a single, partial or double layer coat and as a result of this can shed lightly or copiously.
Choosing a puppy of two Peke-a-paps with the coat you prefer reduces the element of surprise here, if that worries you.
This dog may have more than a splash of independence, but this can be moderated somewhat by the Papillon’s strong desire to please “their” people.
Poodle Pekingese Mix (Peke-a-poo)
This pint-sized pooch can weigh anywhere from 7 to 15 pounds and live 10 to 18 years.
Shih Tzu Pekingese Mix (Shih-nese)
The Shih-nese can weigh anywhere from 7 to 16 pounds and live 10 to 18 years.
Your Shih-nese may inherit a single, partial or double layer coat depending on which parent is favored most. However, what you can count on is the need for daily brushing.
With this hybrid dog, the “Little Captain” meets the “Lion Dog”, which can make for an interesting personality!
Yorkshire Terrier Pekingese Mix (Yorkingese)
The Yorkingese may weigh as little as 4 pounds or as much as 14 pounds fully grown. This dog’s life expectancy is 11 to 15 years.
The Yorkingese dog will definitely have a long flowing coat, but whether that coat is single layer, double layer or partial depends on parental influence.
This mix is likely to be exceptionally small and fragile, so they are safest in adult-only households.
Is A Pekingese Mix Right For Me?
A great way to find a Pekingese mix dog is to contact your local rescue center.
If you are looking for a puppy, avoid mixes where both parents have flat faces.
If you do this then in many cases a Pekingese Mix will be a healthier choice than a pure bred Peke. Simply because the mix is likely to have a longer muzzle and to the legs.
Bear in mind though that some mix breed puppies are at risk of inherited diseases, especially those that are present in both parent breeds. So always ask to see health certificates for the both the parents of your puppy.
We hope you have enjoyed learning more about these fascinating Pekingese mix dogs.
Do you have a favorite from the list here? Or a Pekingese mix of your own? Please post a comment to share your preferences!
References and Resources
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