The crossbred dog Be-Apso is the result of a mix between two purebreds – a Beagle and a Lhasa Apso. It is a small, compact, and hardy dog with short legs and its personality can be described as sweet, curious, and friendly. Known as family companions, the Be-Apso exhibits a great degree of loyalty towards its family, and it loves playing with the owner.
|Other Names||Beagle Lhasa Apso Mix|
|Coat||Medium length, dense, silky, smooth|
|Color||White/Cream, Black, Brown and White, Black and Brown|
|Group of Breed||Hound, Non-Sporting|
|Weight||15-25 lbs (6.8-11.3 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small to medium; males: 13-20 inches females: 10-12 inches|
|Size of Litter||1-3 puppies|
|Temperament||Pleasant, responsive, intelligent, protective, mischievous, affectionate|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||The USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, DBR, DDKC, ACHC, IDCR|
Be-Apso Puppies and Adults Video
Temperament and Behavior
It has a special mix of personality traits inheriting the joyous and playful nature from its Lhasa Apso parent as well as the inquisitive, determined, and outgoing characteristic from the Beagle. Despite its short stature, the Be-Apso is a strong and sturdy dog that is usually wary of strangers making it an excellent watchdog. It will always look to defend and guard its home and family against danger though it will not be overly aggressive or fierce.
Even though it is known to be sociable and friendly, it will not make friends until it makes sure that the newly met person or pet poses no threat. The Be-Apso stays close to the family members, follows them from one room to another and joins them in their activities. These dogs can sometimes be independent, and so do not always expect them to please you with their antics and amusing behaviors. Being independent also means that they are less likely to be affected by separation anxiety when left at home for a long period.
The moderately active Be-Apsos are suited for condo and apartment living. They are content living indoors, spending time by playing with their toys, running through the house, and sometimes sitting on their owner’s lap. However, they also need some regular outdoor activities including several spells of short walks and playing sessions in an enclosed yard. These are fun-loving pets capable of performing new tricks, provided they are properly trained.
In order to manage a Be-Apso’s coat, you should brush it using a medium-bristled brush 2-3 times every week. This will remove all the loose hairs, as also helps in regeneration of new hair. Avoid bathing your Be-Apso frequently, as it will remove all the natural oils from its coat making it dull and lusterless. Periodontal diseases can be prevented with daily brushing. Clean its nails and ears every month. Check for inflammations, rashes, and sores in the mouth, eyes, and on the skin.
The Lhasa Apso-Beagle mix is a healthy and long-lived breed of dogs that may inherit some of the breed-specific health diseases from their parents. These include eye disorders like progressive retinal atrophy and cherry eye, issues with bones and joints such as hip dysplasia and patellar luxation, as well as skin conditions and allergies.
The owners of a Be-Apso should be strict, authoritative, and should be in complete control over their pet. Since these dogs can be stubborn at times, they need firm and consistent training. Positive socialization and obedience classes will not only teach your pet good canine etiquettes but also make it more sociable and friendly. Housetraining is a challenge with this breed, but it could be made easy by crate training your pet. This will help it learn good habits so that it can pee or defecate outdoors.
The Be-Apsos need to feed on real meat such as chicken, turkey, and beef as well as fishes including salmon, tuna, and herring to get an adequate amount of proteins and healthy fats. Avoid commercial foods that contain artificial flavors and coloring agents since these may cause allergies in your pet. The daily amount of quality dry food for a Be-Apso is 3/4-1 cups.