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Lhasa-Poo Breed Information

Description: The Lhasa-Poo is a mix of the Lhasa Apso and Poodle breeds. The breed, known as a hybrid, has a long, wavy coat and is hypoallergenic. It’s cute face is the breed’s most noted feature. The personality of this breed is best described as smart, sweet, active and protective.

Other Names: Lapoo, Lhasadoodle

Type: Hybrid

Height: 9-13 in.

Weight:10-20 lbs.

Colors: The Lhasa-Poo may be white, black, brown, tan, or a mixture of any of those colors.

Coat: The coat of a Lhasa-Poo is long and wavy.

Temperament: The temperament of a Lhasa-Poo is best described as smart, sweet, active and protective. Their petite frame makes them the perfect companion size to cuddle with and their energetic personality makes them a solid playmate for owners, other dogs and small children.  With Children: The Lhasa-Poo breed is patient and playful with younger members of the family. They love being the center of attention and look forward to games of fetch with the children of the house. With Pets: Their friendly nature makes them very open to interacting with other animals and dogs in their surroundings.

Watch-dog: The Lhasa-Poo breed is described as alert and vocal, making them a good watch dog.

Guard-dog: Due to their small size and friendly nature, it is unlikely this breed will be a good guard dog.

Care and Training: The Lhasa-Poo has long hair that should be brushed daily and nails that should be clipped once every two weeks. To prevent gum disease, brush this breed’s teeth daily. The Lhasa-Poo should practice household and social training while they are puppies. They are most receptive to compliments and positive reinforcement when it comes to taking commands.

Learning Rate: High. The Lhasa- Poo is known to be very smart and able to take direction well. Obedience: High. This breed is very loyal to their owner or those in a dominant role. Problem Solving: High.

Activity: High. For a dog with such a small frame, the Lhasa-Poo needs a daily dose of exercise and is always up for playing games and outdoor activities.

Living Environment: The Lhasa-Poo can thrive in an apartment setting as long as daily outdoor and indoor exercise are made possible.

Health Issues: Health concerns of this breed are patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, kidney problems and eye conditions like cataracts and lens luxation.

Life Span:  10-15 years.

Litter Size: 5-8 puppies.

History: The Lhasa-Poo is a mix of the Lhasa Apso and Poodle breeds. Since this breed came into existence within the last 20 years, its history is best told through the lens of its parents. The Lhasa Apso breed hails from Tibet and was popular with monks and those of a noble class. The only way someone in Tibet could own a Lhasa Apso was if the Dalai Lama personally gifted the dog to you. In 1933, two of the breed were given to an American traveler who eventually developed a kennel. The Poodle originated in Germany, starting out as a duck hunter in the 15th century. Now, the breed is known for being one of the most popular breeds serving as a companion.

Registries: ACHC, DBR, DDKC, DRA, IDCR
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