Appearance

Lhasa-Poos are small dogs, but somewhat long legged. They are furry all over, and
require grooming in order to keep in top coat condition. They have long drop ears and
come in a variety of colors ranging in shades of gold, white, black and brown. They
come in any solid color, and have very curly, thick fur. They may have natural drop ears
and a puff of fur on top of the head.

Temperament

Lhasa-Poos are intelligent, lively, quick to mimic and learn. They are highly intelligent
and very obedient. Poodles love to be around humans and are not good for kenneling.
They are gentle, loyal and affectionate. They greatly enjoy being around their owners,
often trying to sit on them or next to them when their owner is around. They are playful
and get along well with children as well as adults.

History

The Lhasa Apso are the most popular of the breeds indigenous to Tibet. The Tibetan
Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel and Lhasa Apso all share common ancestors. The name of the
Apso may have come from the word "rapso", meaning goat-like, as their coat
resembles that of the goats kept by Tibetan herders. Another name for the Poodle is
Chien Canard, which means "duck dog". Originally bred as a retriever and flushers of
birds, the Poodle became quite popular among French aristocracy and was designated
the national dog of France.
Coat:
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10-11 inches
High
High
10-15 Years
Long top coat, soft undercoat
Low
Lhasa: Tibet, Poodle: France
All solid colors
High
Gentle, loyal, sociable, happy
10-15 pounds
High
Lhasa-Poo
A Lhasa-Poo is a cross-breed of a Lhasa-Apso and
a Miniature Poodle and may demonstrate any
combination of traits from those two breeds.