Pekarin

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9-11 lbs
7-10"
United States
Cairn Terrier
Pekingese

The Pekarin is a designer dog that is a cross between a Cairn Terrier and a Pekingese. They are small dogs weighing up 12 pounds and are about 10 inches in height. They often have the somewhat shaggy look of the Cairn Terrier with their fur short to medium in length. Common colors are black, brown, golden, cream, or white. The Pekarin is a friendly curious dog who is energetic but has a stubborn streak which can make training a challenge. But they are intelligent dogs so with consistent, firm training they will make great family pets. Those with small children will need to be a bit cautious because the Pekarin won’t appreciate very rough play and may retaliate. They are dogs that need a lot of love and attention and will be very loyal. Apart from occasional trimming and brushing they don’t need a lot of grooming.

Purpose
Companion, Sporting
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Cairn Terrier, Pekingese

Pekarin Health

Average Size
Male Pekarin size stats
Height: 7-10 inches Weight: 10-12 lbs
Female Pekarin size stats
Height: 7-10 inches Weight: 9-11 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy
Minor Concerns
  • KCS
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Eye Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Liver Shunts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Knee
  • Heart
  • X-Rays
  • Allergy Tests
  • Respiratory Tests
  • Eye examination
  • Full Physical Examination

Pekarin Breed History

The Pekarin is hybrid breed made up of a combination of a Pekingese and a Cairn Terrier. Pekingese have bulging eyes and snore like freight trains but have an impeccable pedigree going back to ancient times. Also known as Lion Dog, Peking Lion Dog, Pelchie Dog, or Peke, these self-important but affectionate little dogs were cherished by the imperial family of China for centuries. The Pekingese were never even allowed to leave the palace but during the Second Opium war in 1860, the Old Summer Palace in Beijing was invaded by British and French troops. Five Pekingese were found guarding the body of an aunt of the emperor who had committed suicide. They were taken to England and given to members of the royal family including to Queen Victoria who called hers "Looty." A Pekingese club was established in Britain in 1904 and the first Pekingese registered by the American Kennel Club was in 1906. The Pekingese Club of America was formed in 1909. On the other end of the spectrum is the Cairn Terrier who was bred on the Isle of Skye in Scotland around 200 years ago to hunt rats and other vermin who were hiding in piles of stones known as cairns. They were initially grouped alongside the Scottish and West Highland White terriers but later were bred separately. The Cairn Terrier is regarded as one of the oldest terrier breeds. They were imported to the United States in 1913 where both there and in England the Cairn and the West Highland White were interbred until 1917. One of the most famous Cairn Terriers was named Terry who played Toto in the Wizard of Oz movie in 1939 with the a salary of $125 per week. The brindle Cairn also starred in the Shirley Temple movie Bright eyes.

Pekarin Breed Appearance

The Pekarin is a hybrid breed that is a cross between a Cairn Terrier and a Pekingese. They are small dogs weighing up 12 pounds and are about 10 inches in height. They usually have the somewhat shaggy look of the Cairn Terrier with their fur short to medium in length. The Pekarin has a soft undercoat and the fur can be a bit longer from the Pekingese side. Common colors are black, brown, golden, cream, or white. There can be some feathering on the legs and toes. A Pekarin is likely to have eyes set wide apart which are hazel or brown and they have thick hair on their tails.

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Pekarin eyes
Hazel
brown Pekarin eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pekarin nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Pekarin coat
Brown
black Pekarin coat
Black
fawn Pekarin coat
Fawn
cream Pekarin coat
Cream
white Pekarin coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pekarin wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pekarin Breed Maintenance

The parent breeds also differ when it comes to grooming with the Cairn Terrier not needing more than a weekly brush to remove dead hair and some occasional trimming. The Pekingese on the other hand is quite a high maintenance breed needing daily brushing. A bristle brush will be best on the hair after spritzing it first. They also need more regular bathing. The Pekarin is a moderate shedder and will need fairly regular brushing. Try to check the ears regularly for any dirt and brush the teeth daily if possible. If the nails aren’t naturally worn down, clip them when needed.

Brushes for Pekarin
Pin Brush
Flea Comb
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pekarin requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pekarin Temperament

Pekarins are affectionate, playful dogs who make great family pets but will need to be watched around children. The parent breeds share some similarities in that they are both stubborn and intelligent but when it comes to children, strangers and other dogs they are poles apart, with the Cairn loving everyone and the Pekingese not being fond of children or other dogs and are wary of strangers. With both parent breeds prone to barking a lot the hybrid is also likely to. The Pekarin will be curious and quick to learn but may need patience and will need to learn from early on who is in charge. They won’t respond to angry or harsh words but will to plenty of positive reinforcement and praise. The parent breeds also differ when it comes to energy with the Cairn having an overabundance while the Pekingese will strut around but doesn’t need strenuous exercise.

Pekarin Activity Requirements

It will depend on which parent breed your pet most takes after because Cairn Terriers need a lot of exercise while Pekingese need a lot less and are happy to be pampered and admired. But the Pekarin will need a daily walk and will enjoy playing. If he doesn’t get enough exercise he may develop bad habits like barking excessively or digging. These dogs adapt well to living in an apartment as long as they are taken out daily. They don’t tolerate the heat so it is best to walk them in the early morning or evening.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Pekarin Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Pekarin Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pekarin size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Pekarin size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Pekarin size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Pekarin size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 10 lbs
18 Months
Male Pekarin size stats at 18 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Pekarin size stats at 18 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 10 lbs

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