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This compact, lightweight dog is a hybrid of two toy breeds, Silky Terrier and Lhasa Apso. It is a great family pet, although it needs early socialization and training to mingle into family. Their big brown eyes and flat muzzle face add up to their charming personality. Also, they are available in many colors like red, blonde, orange, blue, chocolate, pied, grey, etc. They are suitable for urban apartment living style with a lifespan of about 14-15 years.

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The Silky Lhasas are lively, playful, intelligent, stubborn, and cuddly lapdogs. Due to their small size, they sometimes get nervous in front of fast-moving children and may bite them They can be wary of strangers, and this trait makes them good watchdogs. These are also loyal to their owners; once trust is built among the two.

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The average height of Silky Lhasa is between 8-11 inches, depending upon male and female.
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Male Lhasas can weigh 12-15 lbs while females tend to be somewhere between 10-13 lbs.
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General Health

They are quite a healthy breed but can be prone to certain health issues. Therefore, it is best to keep them under check by pet vets. Some major health concerns are as follows: Major concerns • Tracheal Collapse • Spongiform Leukodystrophy • Diabetes • Intervertebral Disc Disease(IVDD) • Urolithiasis • Patellar Luxation

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Like most other new designer hybrids, little information is known about the history of Silky Lhasa. However, its parents have quite an ancient history. The Silky Terrier originated in Australia in the 1800s and is famous for its bravery and good hunting traits. The American Kennel Club recognized it in the year 1959. While the Lhasa originated in Tibet with a purpose of guarding the Monasteries and Temples. It is believed that the Monks developed this perfect breed by crossbreeding Tibetan Terrier and mountain wolf. The Lhasa Apsos became highly popular in America. Later, the American Kennel Club recognized it in the year 1935

Due to the long, silky, and human-like hair, Silky Lhasas are a little high on maintenance. Brush your pet\'s coat daily to prevent any tangling or matting. You may require a special dog shampoo and conditioner for maintaining the coat quality. Bath your pet quite often for a better look. Trim their nails 1-2 times a week to avoid nail splitting. Also, wipe off excess debris from the ears to prevent any skin allergies and infections. You can expect a few visits to professional pet grooming salons as per the requirement.

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Ideal Environment

The Silky Lhasa is a moderately active breed with medium exercise requirement. Take your dog for short walks daily in the dog park so that they can play with other dogs. It is necessary to keep this curious and intelligent canine healthy through various physical activities. For instance, hiking, swimming, walk around the neighborhood, playing a game of fetch or running around for 45-60 minutes. Also, try to keep them busy as their boredom leads to destructive activities like chewing things or excessive barking.

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