Lhasa Poo Puppies

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An affectionate, social, and playful family dog

The Lhasa Poo is a crossbreed between the Lhasa Apso and the Poodle. They are known to be great companions to families of all sizes and ages and are adaptable to most living situations.

Lhasa Poo At a Glance

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Lhasa Poo At a Glance

  • Size: 9"-13", 10-20 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Energy Level: medium
  • Coat: Straight and long or curly and thick
  • Shedding: light
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Dog Group: Non-Sporting
  • Common Nicknames: Lhasadoodle

Lhasa Poo Breed Guide

Learn More About Lhasa Poos

  • Temperament

    Lhasa Poos are smart, affectionate dogs that love nothing more than to please their owners. They are loving by nature and always on the lookout for affection and attention from their family members. Most Lhasa Poos do well with other dogs, pets, and children, as long as they've been properly socialized during puppyhood. Despite their size, these dogs make great watchdogs because they are quite protective and won't hesitate to alert you if a stranger is around. Additionally, the Lhasa Poo is a moderately active dog that can easily adapt to its owner's lifestyle, making them a good choice for apartment dwellers.

  • Health

    Lhasa Poos could inherit health issues from either parent, such as brachycephalic airway syndrome, luxating patellas, retinal atrophy, cataracts, glaucoma or prolapsed nictitating membrane.

  • Activity Level

    Lhasa Poos are energetic, but only require about 30-45 minutes of exercise per day. Like the Lhasa Apso, they are great at self-exercising, and playtime with family is a great way to get their energy out. They are very social and love trips to the dog park to socialize with other furry friends.

  • Grooming

    Lhasa Poos should receive daily brushing to prevent the matting of their long, curly hair. Their fur should also be trimmed monthly to avoid it getting too long.

  • Shedding

    Thanks to their Poodle parent, Lhasa Poos typically have curly hair which does not shed, making them hypoallergetic. If they take more after their Lhasa Apso parent, their hair might lightly shed.

  • Appearance

    The Lhasa Poo is a small, adorable dog whose appearance depends on which parent has the dominating genes. Its fur is typically long, wavy, and hypoallergenic. This breed's ears are longer but not floppy and its fur often feathers around its belly, legs, and ears.

  • History

    The Lhasa Poo is a type of designer dog that is a cross between the Lhasa Apso and the Poodle, typically a Miniature Poodle. There’s not much information on the origin of designer dog breeds, but the intentional crossing of two purebred dogs likely started sometime during the 1990s in North America. These little dogs are known to be lively, intelligent, and fiercely loyal to their owners. All in all, Lhasa Poos make great companions for many different types of people and can thrive in a variety of different households.