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Lhasapoo Breed Summary
Intelligent, Happy, Playful, Devoted and Alert
These doggies are a hybrid cross between a Lhasa Apso and a Poodle! They are very loving, sweet and intelligent doggies which is what makes them such lovely pets! They are also fairly small, weighing up-to just 9 kg! Their size and adaptability means that they are perfect for both apartment and small home living.
Though small they are still a fairly active breed, so will need a few daily walks to keep them fit and healthy. They are also very protective over their families and will do all they can to protect you - how cute!
Fun Fact: No matters which parents genes they inherit more of, they will always have very soft fur!
|Lifespan||10 - 15 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Male 28 cm - 33 cm, Female 23 cm - 28 cm|
|Weight||Male 6.8 kg - 9 kg, Female 4.5 kg - 6.8 kg|
|Coat||Coats are both Long and Wavy|
|Colour||Grey, Black, Brown, Cream|
|Common health issues||Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Kidney Problems, Von Willebrand's Disease, Hypothyroidism, Addison's Disease, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease ,Cushing's Disease Eye, Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation), Allergies|
|Other Names||Lapoo, Lhasadoodle, Lhasa Poo, Lhasapoo|
It's important to remember that with any new cross-breed, temperament can be affected by a lot of different factors, including their environment and the temperaments of the parents! Generally speaking, Lhasapoos are highly intelligent and can also show signs of stubbornness and independence. However, these traits can be toned down with plenty of training and socialisation from a young age. Additionally, they also make god watchdogs due to their parent, the Lhasa apso, who has a weariness of strangers and is both alert and devoted to their family. Although in some doggies where Poodle genes are more dominant, these doggies can be very playful and affectionate. Overall thought, they make lovely pets and have the potential to provide you with years of joy and happiness.
A relatively new 'designer' cross breed, the Lhasapoo is thought to have been developed over the last ten or twenty years. They were created as a response to 'hoomans' wanting a dog that was more unique than other breeds, possessing distinctive physical characteristics. The Lhasapoo is a cross between a Lhasa Apso and a Poodle or Miniature Poodle and it's also claimed, although not proved, that cross breeds are hypo-allergenic and prone to fewer health issues. However, as a new breed, pups will vary from litter to litter with very different physical and mental traits. For example, some may look more Lhasa Apso like in physical appearance, whereas others maybe more alert, in likeness to their parent, the Poodle.