6-9 lbs
United States

The Peke-A-Pap is a small, designer dog developed by crossing a purebred Pekingese and a purebred Papillon. Both parent breeds were bred as lap dogs but are far more than that and are energetic, curious and friendly dogs who make great family pets. A Papillon loves children and other dogs, and even cats, while a Pekingese is not as child or dog friendly so your pet could have characteristics from both parent breeds. But if you have small children it will be best to monitor them around the Peke-A-Pap. They have long, straight silky fur and common colors are black, brown and white or mixes of these. They need regular brushing and the occasional trim to keep looking good.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Papillon, Pekingese

Peke-A-Pap Health

Average Size
Male Peke-A-Pap size stats
Height: 6-11 inches Weight: 7-10 lbs
Female Peke-A-Pap size stats
Height: 5-10 inches Weight: 6-9 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Deafness
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • KCS
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Follicular Dysplasia
  • Hydrocephalus
Occasional Tests
  • Knee
  • Heart
  • Dna For Vwd
  • Hips
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests
  • Respiratory Tests
  • Eye examination

Peke-A-Pap Breed History

The Peke-A-Pap is a designer dog developed by crossing a purebred Pekingese and a purebred Papillon. The Papillon descends from the tiny spaniels called Continental Toy Spaniels and Dwarf Spaniels which go back to the 16th Century. The name “Papillon” means “butterfly” in French and refers to the erect, fully fringed ears of the breed. The drop-eared variety is called the Phalène, meaning "moth” and both types can be found in a single litter. The history of the Papillon can be traced through works of art by the likes of Rubens, Watteau, Boucher, Van Dyke, Rembrandt, and Fragonard. The breed was incredibly popular in both Spain and Italy as well as in France and they were often transported between the countries by mule. Louis XIV of France, Marie Antoinette and King Henry III were believed to have owned these dogs. The Papillon was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 with the formation of the Papillon Club of America. Originating in Western China over 2000 years ago, Pekingese were owned by members of the Chinese Imperial Palace. In 1860 when British troops stormed the summer palace in Beijing many of these dogs were killed. But five survived and were taken back to England with the smallest given to Queen Victoria. They are also known as the Lion Dog, Peking Lion Dog, Pelchie Dog, or Peke and have become popular in the United Kingdom and the United States. In 1894 the first Pekingese was exhibited at a British dog show while the first Pekingese registered by the American Kennel Club was Rascal, in 1906. The Pekingese Club of America was formed in 1909.

Peke-A-Pap Breed Appearance

The Peke-A-Pap is a small designer dog comprised of a purebred Pekingese and a purebred Papillon. Also known as a Papanese, they have the fringed ears of a Papillon and usually the flat face and nose of a Pekinese. They have long, straight, silky hair and common colors are a mix of brown, black and white. They are toy breeds weighing up to 10 pounds with an average height of 11 inches. The eyes are alert, and expressive, medium sized and brown and may bulge slightly depending on the mix of the parent breeds. The tail tends to curve over the back.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Peke-A-Pap eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Peke-A-Pap nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Peke-A-Pap coat
black Peke-A-Pap coat
white Peke-A-Pap coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Peke-A-Pap straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Peke-A-Pap Breed Maintenance

Brush and comb your Peke-A-Pap’s coat once or twice a week to keep the skin and hair healthy. They may need a trim especially in summer when it warms up. It may be a good idea to trim the hair around the feet to keep anything from getting caught in it. These breeds don’t need to be bathed very often so only when necessary and always with a good dog shampoo. Wipe the face to prevent any problems developing with the skin folds in the area. Small dogs can be prone to dental issues so brush the teeth daily. Also check the ears and wipe away any dirt that may have collected. If you can hear you pet’s nails on the floorboards it is usually time for a clip.

Brushes for Peke-A-Pap
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Peke-A-Pap requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Peke-A-Pap Temperament

A Peke-A-Pap is a friendly, busy little dog who loves their owners and makes a good family pet for those with no, or older children. Small children would need to be monitored around them because of their size and they may snap if handled roughly. They are lively and intelligent and in spite of their size quite protective. They can be a bit stubborn so it will be best to start training and socialization as early as possible. This will ensure your pet develops good habits and is confident around strangers and other dogs. This breed can bark a lot so it is important to let them know when to stop so it doesn’t become problematic later on. A Peke-A-Pap is suitable for first time owners who are likely to find their pet easy to train with plenty of positive reinforcement. Even though they are small and bred as lap dogs, this breed is energetic and will love to romp around the house and go on outings with the family.

Peke-A-Pap Activity Requirements

They may be small but a Peke-A-Pap has a lot of energy and will need to burn it off on a daily basis to keep healthy and fit. They don’t need long walks or hikes but a trip to the beach or the dog park will be a good idea. They are happy to play indoors as well but will enjoy games in a fenced in yard. These dogs are suited for living in a house or an apartment and shouldn’t be left outside for any length of time. They don’t tolerate the heat so crank up the air conditioning in summer and don’t walk them in the midday heat.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
25 minutes
activity minutes

Peke-A-Pap Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Peke-A-Pap Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Peke-A-Pap size stats at six months
Height: 6.0 inches Weight: 6.0 lbs
Female Peke-A-Pap size stats at six months
Height: 5.0 inches Weight: 5.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Peke-A-Pap size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Peke-A-Pap size stats at 12 months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 7.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Peke-A-Pap size stats at 18 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Peke-A-Pap size stats at 18 months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 7.5 lbs

Peke-A-Pap Owner Experiences

Brutus Dinkerton
10 Years
4 People
He is smart and perfect. Does bark at people when they come over. Loves to be petted. Runs from his new twin sisters as they try and grab him.
5 years, 10 months ago
6 Years
2 People
An angel from above, wonderful, smart, very loving.
5 years, 10 months ago
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