Kyi Leo Information
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The Kyiâ€‘Leo® dog is a small, solid breed, combining the look of the Lhasa-Apso and the Maltese, from which it was bred. Most Kyi-Leo® are black and white - very rarely they will have a silverish-grey and white coat. The coat is long and thick, either straight or slightly wavy, with a natural part along the spine. The head is covered with long hair, along with a beard and whiskers. The small eyes are dark, the small nose black, the small teeth meet in a scissors bite. This breed is popular because it is not as fragile as the Maltese, and does not have the underbite of the Lhasa.
There is a small percentage of gold and white parti-colored Kyi-Leo dogs, but 97% are black and white parti-colored.add info
This new breed is lively, alert and playful. It is a gentle breed, affectionate and eager to please, and will bond closely with its family. The breed has a stubborn streak, and needs gentle but firm obedience training. The breed is generally good with children, as well as other dogs and smaller pets. They are wary of new people, and will make a good watch dog. The Kyiâ€‘Leo® need to be socialized to both people and noises at an early age.add info
This breed has no known hereditary diseases, but like all small breeds may be prone to Luxating Patella - a joint disorder that may require surgery. Properly cared for, they live about 12 years.
Most Kyi-Leo dogs live well into their teens.add info
The Kyiâ€‘Leo® is a new, copyrighted breed. In the 1950s, in San Francisco, a Lhasa Apso and a Maltese mated and produced puppies. People liked the look of them, so line breeding continued with them for the next 20 years. American Harriet Linn purchased her first Kyi-Leo in 1965, and loved the look of them. It was she who chose the name - "Kyi" Tibetan for dog, and "Leo"Latin for lion. The "breed" was established in 1972 and is recognized by the American Rare Breed Association.
In the 1950's in the San Francisco Bay Area, a pair of crossbred Lhasa Apso-Maltese were line bred and their offspring became the progenitors of the Kyi-Leo dog breed. The time of the first Lhaso Apso-Maltese cross remains a mystery.add info
As with any dog with a long coat, frequent combing is necessary otherwise the coat will become matted. Trimming may be required occasionally.add info
The Kyiâ€‘Leo® makes an excellent apartment dog. It is very active and will exercise on its own, but it certainly won't say no to be taking for long walks by its master. A house with a small yard would be ideal.add info
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|Color:||I Do'nt know|
|Age :||8 weeks|
|Description:||Honey is a gold Kyi Leo puppy, she is so pretty|
|Age :||1 day old|
|Description:||This litter of Kyi Leo's are 1 day old.|
|Age :||7 day old|
|Description:||This pic is of my litter of kyi leo's, they are various colours and are 7 days old.|
|Age :||8 weeks|
|Color:||white & gold particolour|
|Description:||Sally is an 8 week old Kyi Leo puppy, she is white and gold particolour.|
|Color:||black and white|
|Description:||Slightly overweight, but loving, indepedent, devoted, funny girl. Got her from a rescue -- imagine tossing this precious out on the streets of San Jose! She was off leash since day one, a true herding dog, always showing me where to go, waiting patiently if I went the "wrong" way. Loved being hand fed dinner -- our bonding moment. Enjoyed looking out the window like a cat. She died today and I'll never find another like her.|
|Age :||4 Years|
|Name:||Kyi-Leo/ARBA Master Champion Jo-Zi-Ko of Pa-Da-Brook|
|Color:||Black and white parti-color|
|Description:||Jo-Zi is a beautiful example of a purebred Kyi-Leo dog. Her looks and personality are adorable!|