The crossbreed Lhasa Poo, bred between the Lhasa Apso and the Poodle, would inherit either the straight silky coat of the former, or the latter’s curly. Usually bred with the miniature poodle, these dogs, with a sturdy body, alert face, small round head, almond-shaped eyes, short legs, hanging ears, proportionate muzzle and a black nose, make a great companion dog suitable for apartment life.
|Other Names||Lhasa-Poo, Lhasapoo|
|Coat||Long, dense, straight, curly|
|Color||White, black, brown, cream, apricot or combinations|
|Group (of Breed)||Companion dog, watch dog, toy dog, lap dog|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight/Size||Small; 10 to 20 pounds|
|Height||9 to 13 inches|
|Temperament||Loving, loyal, affectionate|
|Good with Child||Yes|
|Health Concerns||General genetic issues|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
These intelligently smart and affectionate dogs with dignity and pride tend to please their owners picking up tricks easily and taking part in games/shows, and being an alert watchdog. They are adaptable by nature and seek for attention and love from its family. If socialized from puppyhood, they would be good to other dogs, pets and children, provided the kids are also well-behaved.
Set rules clearly and affectionately and teach them tricks since the time the puppies are brought home from breeders, and they would pick up easily. Take the proper lead while training and walking to let it understand who the real ‘pack leader’ is. Sending them to dogs’ kindergarten for socialization and etiquette training can also be considered, since they might become noisy when adult without proper obedience training.
Feed your lhasa poo according to its weight and age. For their moderate exercising habits, they need optimum carbohydrate and fat along with ample protein may be in the form of chunks of meat in their regular dog food, but occasionally. At times, you can also feed them with snacks like kibble and chews. Up to age one year, the dog should be fed with Puppy formula after which they can be switched to Adult dry dog food. Bad food (generally bad for dogs and human foods) might give them serious stomach and liver disorders.