Lhasa-Poo Information

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The Lhasapoo is a hybrid breed that is developed by crossing a Poodle with a Lhasa Apso. The breed is a small breed with a luxurious coat. The head has a round crown and short muzzle. There is a slight stop. It has expressive eyes that are large, but not too prominent. The nose is also large. Its body is well proportioned and sturdy. The ears are well feathered and hang down loosely at the sides of its head. Its neck is in proportion to its body and extends smoothly to its back. The legs are well feathered.

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Character


The Lhasapoo has a temperament that is similar to its appearance. It is generally expressive and loveable. It stays close to its family, but may treat strangers with caution. It is a good companion for well-behaved children. This breed has a tendency toward being timid. Training the breed early will help to eliminate this trait. The breed will do fine with other pets, but it does better if it is raised with them. Lhasapoos older than 3 years make for great companions for retirees. They are very gentle, obedient and calm.

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Size


9-13 inches
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Weight


The breed typically weighs 12-16 pounds.
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General Health


The Lhasapoo is a hybrid breed. Any health problems that may be associated with this breed have not yet been discovered. This is a characteristic of most hybrid breeds.

The Lhasapoo is a hybrid breed. Any health problems that may be associated with this breed have not yet been discovered. The ears need to be kept free of hair as they are prone to yeast infection in the ear canal.

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History


The Lhasapoo originates in the United States. It is a mix of a Poodle/ Lhasa Apso

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Maintenance


The Lhasapoo is a breed with an average energy level. It will get most of the exercise it needs when it resides indoors. However, it will appreciate the opportunity to accompany its owner on a short or long walk. The Lhasapoo is an indoor breed. It will remain active while living indoors. The breed also loves being close to its family. Any color is acceptable for the coat of the Lhasapoo. While the Lhasapoo does not shed, it does require frequent trips to the groomer for haircuts every 6-8 weeks. They will become badly matted especially under wet or snowy conditions unless their fur is kept short.

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Ideal Environment


The Ideal Environment for a Lhasa-Poo is being close to the family and getting a lot of attention. Since they are a small breed they can live in apartments if given enough exercise.

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Can lhaso poos have long legs?

Depends on the poodle that it was breed with. Poodles have longer legs than Lhasa Apos naturally. I have seen Lhasapoos with long legs and long tails, whereas mine has short legs and a stub for a tail.

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Is it common for the Lhasapoo to go from a non-shedding dog to, after 5 years, a shedding dog with a slight undercoat? She never shed before but now we have a shedding issue along with a lot of under "fluff" that I can brush out daily. Incredible!

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