Lhasapoo

INTRODUCTION

The Lhasapoo is a mongrel dog, a cross between the Lhasa Apso and Poodle dog breeds. Protective, loyal and playful, these puppies have inherited some of the best qualities of their parents. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer dog breed, you can find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and breed-specific rescues, so remember to adopt. These sweet pups make excellent pets for single people or seniors living in flats, but they are also adaptable and will fit just as well in a family home with a backyard. If you want a dog with energy and intelligence to protect your home, the Lhasapoo may be the dog for you. AniMall24 recommends a carrier for travelling with your little Lhasapoo. You should also pick up a dog toy to help burn off your pup’s high energy.

HIGHLIGHTS

Lhasapoos are mixed breed dogs. The Lhasapoos is considered a “hypoallergenic” dog, so it is not a purebred dog like its parents, the Lhasa Apso or the Poodle. The Lhasapoo is considered a “hypoallergenic” or non-hair producing mixed breed, and is more allergy friendly, making it a great choice for allergy sufferers. The Lhasapoo is a small dog, so it can be easily injured by small children during play. Lhasapoos prefer to be around older children or children who are taught how to properly handle a dog and play gently.Lhasapoos can get along well with other animals if introduced at a very young age, and slowly and gradually, but may prefer to be the only pet in the home.The Lhasapoo is prone to anxiety and can be destructive if left alone or distressed.Lhasapoos are protective and eager to please. They tend to inherit a little jealousy and may bark at strangers. Food rewards and positive reinforcement are very helpful in training these dogs.Lhasapoos have moderate energy levels. Make sure your dog gets at least an hour’s walk a day with some fetch games or a trip to the dog park as well.

HISTORY

The Lhasapoo dog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer dog breeders began intentionally mixing Lhasa Apsos and Poodles some ten to twenty years ago, probably in North America, to minimise respiratory problems due to the short muzzle of the Lhasa Apso, and to create a breed perfect for allergy sufferers by adding the Poodle’s coat. Although the Lhasapoo began as a designer breed, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. If you decide this is the right breed for you, consider adopting. Check local shelters, look for Lhasapoo rescues, or check with breed-specific Poodle or Lhasa Apso rescues, as they sometimes take in mixed-breed dogs and find homes for them.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
3/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
3/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 9 to 13 inches
Weight: 10 to 15 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 15 years

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