By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 17th November 2022

Lhasa Poo


Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 17th November 2022

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.

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Quick Information

Other NamesLhasa-Poo, Lhasapoo
CoatLong, dense, straight, curly
ColorWhite, black, brown, cream, apricot or combinations
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group (of Breed)Companion dog, watch dog, toy dog, lap dog
Lifespan12 to 15 years
Weight/SizeSmall; 10 to 20 pounds
Height9 to 13 inches
TemperamentLoving, loyal, affectionate
Good with ChildYes
Health ConcernsGeneral genetic issues
Competitive RegistrationACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR

Temperament and Behavior

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.



The dogs are so small by size that they need just an average exercise daily. Take your Lhasa poo out for a routine walk every day, out of the apartment as refreshment, and keep it close to yourself since they just love it.


It is important to brush the coat of your lhasa poo at least twice a week, if not every day, and get it trimmed by professional hands once in 6-8 months to avoid careless hair growth that might lead to tangling, which happens mostly in moist and snowy conditions. Clip their nails when long, check for rashes and infections in their inner ears and skin and brush their teeth frequently. Also, don’t forget to clean the reddish tear stains from their under eyes and trim their lower belly and genital area to ensure cleanliness.

Health Problems

Although as a cross breed they fall comparatively less ill than the purebreds, but as a new breed, very little is known about lhasa poo’s health and diseases except minor syndromes like sensitivity to flea bites, anemia, epilepsy and falling sick during epidemics, during which they must immediately be taken to the vet.


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.

Interesting Facts

  • Among other pets, the cats are especially friendly with lhasa poos.
  • Lhasa poo older than 3 years of age is said to be a good companion to retirees.

48 responses to “Lhasa Poo”

  1. sara perera says:

    I am looking for a lhasapoo. We live in Massachusetts. Can’t find any. Looking for a young male or female. We had to put our 12yr old boy down and the ouse is so empty. We are semi retired ad have a beautiful fenced yard for someone special to play in. We would even consider a rehome dog. It has been so hard in the state we live in. Can anyone help us?

  2. Evelyn Butterss says:

    Does anyone have any information on where I could get a Lhasapoo in Australia

    Thanks kindly

  3. Monica says:

    I am looking for a black female lhaspoo new born. We just lost our precious 16 years (3) months ago. She was the most precious dog we every had. Miss her dearly. She was black with a white chest.

  4. geraldine kirk says:

    I am looking for an adult poodle/mix for adoption in florida. I live in venice florida. my husband is deceased and my dog passd away. I need a dog to loveand care for.

  5. Jznice Tolve says:

    Looking for 2 Lhasa poos.Male or female.Just love them.

  6. Janice Tolve says:

    I am looking for a couple of lhasa poos.Either male or female.Just love them.I am a grandmother to two and they need company.Let me know when you might make a grandmother happy.Thank you

  7. Ajibola digor says:

    Puppy is the best dog friendly

  8. Elise says:

    We are looking to adopt a female Lhasapoo puppy. We live in the Cleveland, OH area. Does anyone know a breeder?

  9. Linda T says:

    I have a male Lhasa-poo. Best dog ever!!! I have never loved a dog like I do my Snickers. He is the perfect lap dog. We have a full family in my home, but Snickers is a one person dog. He follows me from room to room and waits til I sit so he can be on my lap. He is great with children, he loves babies. So much so that when he sees a car seat he goes nuts trying to get to the baby, to give the baby love. It’s not only baby humans he is crazy about, any baby animal too, baby ducks, kittens ect.. it doesn’t matter, Snickers will love them. He is the best $200. I ever spent money to buy. He is my baby!!!

  10. gania says:

    looking for a female lhasa-poo in the south, may take two females, call 615 477-8233

    • nicola dimotakis says:

      hi my name is Nicola dimotakis i would like to buy Lhasa poo for my mom helen kazakou good friend she is very cool she wants to pay cash and deliver to her house black Lhasa poo puppy

      • nicola dimotakis says:

        my mom friend want to buy soon of possible thank you and god bless you all

      • Jess says:

        Hi I do have Lhasapoo Puppy 9 weeks old x on of the last one of the 4 x she is absloutly gorgeous adorably like a teddy. Dad red toy poodle and mum Lhasa Apso PRA clear. Let me know if you would like to come and meet her x you won’t be disappointed x

  11. gania says:

    Looking for a female lhasa-poo puppy in the south, prefer more of a Lhasa look. Just lost my 14 yr old Lhasa, many tear as you all know. Could take two females

  12. Robert Hart says:

    Just lost our 15 yr old Gracie. We are devastated.Would love to have another as she was the best dog ever,Looking for a young adult(F), but would take a puppy(F).
    We live on the east coast of North Carolina. Please help if you can.

  13. Nancy H says:

    Searching for a Lhasa-poo puppy. Need a new baby to cuddle and spoil.

  14. Valerie Stein says:

    I am looking for a young female Lhasa Poo. For adoption if possible, I just lost my Izzi. with Kidney failure she was 9, I am devastated.. I am an senior with not much income. she was my whole life, I miss her terribly. I live in Bucks County, Pa. near NE Philadelphia.

    • Lillian says:

      Valerie Stein
      Did you ever find another Lhasa Poo? I noticed your post is from last year. I hope you found a great dog. Lhasa Poos are awesome!
      Ive had mine for little over a year now. She’s my world! ????????????

  15. Patsy says:

    I am looking for a Lhasa poo. I live in central Texas. I’m willing to travel some. I love my Lhasa but unfortunately all 3 have passed due to old age.

  16. Vanessa says:

    I am searching for a Lhasa Poo puppy in the Las Vegas area. Can anyone assist me with my search?

  17. Barbara Bennett says:

    Looking for a female LhasaPoo in the Oregon area. She can be young or up to 4 years old. We are a retired couple who need a fur baby to love and fill our home.

  18. Michele says:

    I just got a male lhasapoo. He is, of course, adorable; however, his back end seems to be quite large! lol Does anyone know if that is normal?

  19. Odelice says:

    Hi There!
    Looking for Lhasa poo smallest breed prefer the runt of liter our a young adult in Houston TX.
    If any one can help me I appreciated . Thx Santana

  20. Bernadette says:

    I am also looking for a lhasapoo. I would take a puppy or a little older. I prefer males. Please let me know if anyone knows of any in Texas.

  21. akeem says:

    I am interested in lhasapoo pups. But am in west africa nigeria

  22. Ronie H says:

    Hi there,
    I am looking for a Lhasa Poo breeder in the Western US, preferably California. Any recommendations?

  23. PAULETTE says:

    I am interested in Lhasapoo pups. I am in the State of Illinois.

  24. Tiffany Goodman says:

    Looking for smallest breed Lhasa poo puppie, prefer runt of the liter if possible. I live in Taylorsville, N.C. please contact me if you can help me find one of these adorable puppies. @ 1-828-962-6309. Thank you, Tiffany.

  25. Elaine says:

    I am interested in a Llaspoo. Can you direct me? I am in Washington state but would travel to find one.

    • Djani says:

      Hi Elaine, If you’re still interested, we just found two Lhasa Apso puppies in a pet shop in Denver this afternoon. They’re 10 month old. We adopt the brown boy, he still have his sister (black) in that shop.

    • Rebecca says:

      Are you still interested in a lhaspoo? I have a registered miniature red female poodle and a white and grey male Lhasa apso. The female will have babies in 1 1/2 -2 weeks. She is a very beautiful dog and a awesome mom. So good natured and so good with my 2 year old granddaughter. If you are still interested I can let you know when they are born. I live in Oregon so we are close. I want to make sure my babies go to safe and loving homes.

  26. Nancy Roberts says:

    Does any one know where I can adopt a Lhasa Apso/mix miniature Poodle puppy. I have spent several hours surfing the web with not much results. Nancy Cell 831-915-5646 Thank you so much.

    • katie says:

      are you still interested? I have one but I adopted him from someone that had a litter dropped off at their horse farm. He is not a puppy he is grown

    • Erica says:

      There is a breeder in Oregon.

    • Lauren says:

      Not sure if you found a breeder. We used “the family dog breeder” breeders name is Lynn. She is located in Connecticut Google Family dog breeder, she is also on Face Book under this name. Her puppies are gorgeous!
      We received our puppy a month ago and couldn’t be happier!

  27. Miriam Tier says:

    I have two Lhoodles, as we call them in Australia. They are very different. One is the height of a miniature poodle with a thin curly coat, and he is an athlete! Can run for miles, with breaks in between. The other looks almost identical to a Lhasa Apso, with short legs, and a dense wavy coat which dries easily. He is more of a “watcher” than a runner. They were both brought up by one of our Australian Mist cats, and groom each other. Hysterical

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