Lhasa Apso Mix

The Lhasa Apso comes from the Himalayan Mountains in Tibet. The breed originated hundreds of years ago and is named after the city Lhasa. In the past, the breed was strictly that of nobles and holy men. The little dogs kept watch over monasteries and temples. The dog was so important to these nobles that it was considered sacred. It wasn’t until 1933 that the breed migrated to other parts of the world. The dogs were given as gifts to the USA by the 13th Dalai Lama. The Lhasa Apso was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a member of the non-sporting group.

The Lhasa Apso Mix is a small breed of dog that has long hair that parts down the center of the back. Males are no taller than 11 inches and weigh approximately 15 pounds. Female Lhasas are smaller. Depending on the other breed of dog in your pet’s heritage, it may be smaller or larger than the standard Lhasa Apso. The heads of this breed are small and the eyes are deep-set. Lhasa Apsos have slightly undershot bite. As with any mixed breed, your dog may look very close to the Lhasa breed standard, it may look like its other parent, or it may have characteristics of both breeds. Personality: The Lhasa Apso Mix is highly energetic and friendly. It has an intelligent, lively spirit that people enjoy. If your mix has the best traits of the breed, it will be devoted to its family and affectionate with humans. Unfortunately, humans can bring out the worst traits in these dogs. Lhasas can develop small dog syndrome in spades. If you choose to bring a mix of this breed into your home, be very careful not to treat it like a tiny human. These dogs should be treated like dogs, socialized early, and be obedience trained.

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Breed Type
Mix
Origin
Asia
Family
Function
Life Span
12-15 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
Lhasa Apso Mix

Lhasa Apso Mix Build Information

Size
Small
Length (Male)
8-12 in.
Length (Female)
10-12 in.
Weight
< 14 lbs
Litter Size
5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop
No
Preferred Climate
Warm

The Lhasa Apso Mix is a small breed of dog that has long hair that parts down the center of the back. Males are no taller than 11 inches and weigh approximately 15 pounds. Female Lhasas are smaller. Depending on the other breed of dog in your pet’s heritage, it may be smaller or larger than the standard Lhasa Apso.

The heads of this breed are small and the eyes are deep-set.

Lhasa Apsos have slightly undershot bite. As with any mixed breed, your dog may look very close to the Lhasa breed standard, it may look like its other parent, or it may have characteristics of both breeds.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

The Lhasa Apso Mix is highly energetic and friendly. It has an intelligent, lively spirit that people enjoy. If your mix has the best traits of the breed, it will be devoted to its family and affectionate with humans. Unfortunately, humans can bring out the worst traits in these dogs.

Lhasas can develop small dog syndrome in spades.

If you choose to bring a mix of this breed into your home, be very careful not to treat it like a tiny human. These dogs should be treated like dogs, socialized early, and be obedience trained.

Appearance

Colors
Black & White Cream Gold Grizzle Light Brown Off White Orange & White Red & White White
Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
High Maintenance
Coat Type
Dense

How you groom your Lhasa Apso Mix is up to you. Full bred Lhasas have a beautiful hair coat when it is fully grown out. The coat does not need trimmed if it is maintained.

Some owners choose to have their dogs professionally groomed in order to make coat maintenance easier.

Whether you choose to have your dog groomed or not, it will need daily brushing or combing to prevent matting. Clean your dog’s ears once a week, trim its toenails once a month, and keep its eyes wiped to prevent tear stains.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy
Hunting Companion
No
Jolly for Jogging
No
Sighting Capabilities
No
Ideal for Tracking
No
Retrieving Skills
No
Pointing Breed
No
Herding Skills
No
Dutiful Watchdog
Yes
Security Guard Capable
No
Police Performer
No
Wet Water rescues
No
Assist Disable Owners
No
Dog Sledding
No
Able to Perform Dog Carting
No
Agile/Zippy
No
Fun with Lure Coursing
No
Obedient
No
Possible Schutzhund Work
No
Trainable for Tricks
No
  • These dogs need to be taken for a walk every day
  • When socialized properly, this breed loves children and other dogs
  • The dog should be treated like a dog; treating it like a human leads to negative behaviors
  • The average life span of the breed is 15 years
  • There are no nicknames for the Lhasa Apso

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Common Health Conditions in Lhasa Apso Mixs

Lhasa Apsos are a typically healthy breed. There is a slight tendency among the breed to develop hip dysplasia, kidney problems, bleeding ulcers, and cherry eye. Routine veterinary examinations can help to prevent many common dog ailments.

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