Dog Breeds - Lhasapoo

Breed :         Not Akc Recognized
Weight:        12-20 lbs
Height:         9-13 inches
Color(s):      Variance of colors that include black, cream, white, apricot, and brown; may be solid or patterned.

Lhasapoo Dog Breed Information:
The Lhasapoo is a cross-bred of two dog breeds the Lhasa Apso and Poodle. They are also referred to as “designer dogs” and have become favorite companions. Lhasapoo, a medium size breed, well-proportioned and rigid, show a strong appearance and huge significant eyes. They are attentive and audacious along with being loving and devoted. They are a family pet and do not do well if left alone for a long period of time. This results to boredom which is followed by extensive damaging behavior and loud barking. The lhasapoo dog breed are best for a house having mature children and also easily get along with dogs and other pets that they have been grown up with.

This breed of dogs is of strangers and thus will warn their family to friends or sounds other than the ordinary ones. The Lhasapoo need brushing very often in order to get rid of loose and dead hair. Professional clipping is also recommended. They are prone to ear infection and thus they must be checked and cleaned on a regular basis. Their coat is a variation from straight and fury to one with curls, but can also be a mixture of both.

It is important for this dog breed to be trained and socialized at an early age. Training must be firm, just, patient and with devotion along with occasional praises and rewards. It is important to note that they will not tolerate any strict measures and would not respond to any such means of training. Lhasapoo can survive in apartments if given inordinate amount of exercise and mental stimulation. They love play sessions, walks and play time in a fenced yard.

Lhasapoo Health and Diseases:
Although a very healthy breed, living for 14 to 16 years, Lhasapoo may suffer from minor diseases like:
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Flea bites
  • Kidney problems
  • Progressive retinal Atropy
  • Anaemia