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Kyi Leo

Kyi Leo

Breed Characteristics

Origin:United States
Life Span:13-15 Years

Kyi Leo Build Information

The Kyi-Leo is a breed created from the accidental mix of the Maltese with the Lhasa Apso. Although not officially recognized by the AKC, the Kyi-Leo is recognized by the American Rare Breed Association. These small, strongly boned dogs stand 8-12 inches in height and have moderate heads with medium length muzzles. They have thick, long, silky coats that are either straight of slightly wavy and come in black and white coloring or, rarely, gold and white combinations.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

. Kyi-Leo dogs are quintessential companion dogs, being affectionate, loving, and playful with their families. Obedient and intelligent, they are quick learners and very easy to train. Despite liking best to be with their owners, they can entertain themselves and do not mind being left alone. They can tire themselves out with indoor play, but should be provided short daily walks as well.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Silver, White, Yellow
Grooming:High Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Kyi Leo Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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