If you’re looking for a pooch that is both playful and smart, yet very protective, then a Lhasapoo may be the perfect dog for you. Even amidst the hundreds of different breeds of puppies in the world, the Lhasapoos have maintained their popularity. As you start to learn about them, you’ll begin to understand why their legacy continues to transverse our communities. Here are some of the top questions and answers about Lhasapoos.
What are the parent breeds: Poodle + Lhasa Apso
Do Lhasapoos shed? Yes, though very little compared to other breeds.
How big do Lhasapoos get? 10-15 pounds
How much is a Lhasapoo? $400-1000
How long do Lhasapoos live? 10-15 years
What’s a Lhasapoo’s temperament? Feisty, passionate, calm, gentle
Do Lhasapoos shed?
Because a Lhasapoo (or lhasa poo) is a mix between a poodle and a Lhasa Apso (a breed that hardly ever sheds), we can see that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Like their parents, Lhasapoos scarcely shed. If we compare this to a German Shepherd, for example, the difference in the level of maintenance is quite substantial. So if you’re looking for a dog that doesn’t shed as much, a Lhasapoo may be the answer.
Because there are many types of Lhasapoos (f1 Lhasapoos, f1b Lhasapoos, f2 Lhasapoos, etc.), their shedding is proportional to that of their most current predecessors. However, because both the poodle and the Lhasa Apso don’t shed much, shedding shouldn’t be a huge issue.
Lhasapoos come in 2 different coat types: straight, or curly. A straight coat Lhasapoo has very long, delicate hair, while a curly coat Lhasapoo may have shorter hair. To elaborate, these features are determined by genetics. When both parents have the genes for a curly coat, that appears in the Lhasapoo dog!
Are Lhasapoos hypoallergenic?
Truth be told, as you may have seen on the other pages, no breed is ever truly 100% hypoallergenic. All dogs have fur that can shed, making it a potential issue for individuals with allergies. Despite being completely hypoallergenic, lhasapoos are one of the most allergy-friendly dog breeds on the market.
This is mainly because of the mixture of poodle characteristics found in the Lhasapoos. Pet dander, saliva, and urine are the three elements that can commonly produce allergic reactions. Luckily, because Lhasapoos are a mix of a Poodle and a Lhasa Apso, the pup inherits the allergy friendly components of both its parents. For the poodle parent, in particular, they only have a single coat with low dander, and their fur is non-shedding. Therefore, if your lhasapoo is more poodle than Lhasa Apso, your pet will be more allergy-friendly. In other words, a f1b lhasapoo (lhasapoo + a poodle) will be more allergy friendly than a f1 lhasapoo (Lhasa Apso + poodle).
How big do Lhasapoos get?
When it comes to Lhasapoo size, Lhasapoos can be anywhere from 10-20 pounds, though they’re typically heavier when they are full grown Ihasapoos. They measure in at around 10-11 inches regardless of their gender. Even though these pups are comparatively smaller than the other dogs, it does not seem to impede on their lively spirits.
How much does an Lhasapoo cost?
Pricing for Lhasapoos depends on a number of factors, although a general price tag will fall between $400-$1000.
There are a number of other factors that affect their price, such as:
Color: Lhasapoos can have different colored furs. In addition to the typical black or white Lhasapoo, you can find professionals who specialize in breeding Lhasapoos, specifically brown Lhasapoos, apricot Lhasapoos, cream Lhasapoos, or even grey Lhasapoos, among other variations. Typically, the more “exotic” the color, the more expensive the Lhasapoo may be.
Coat: Breeders charge different prices based on the coat. Essentially, the more allergy friendly the Lhasapoo, the higher the pricing.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live, along with the level of demand for the Lhasapoo based on the area. Bigger metropolitan cities such as San Francisco or New York will often have higher price tags because both of these places tend to have a higher cost of living, along with a greater need for allergy-friendly dogs.
Reputation of the Breeder: When you’re trying to bring a Lhasapoo into your family, research is critical. When you find a reliable breeder who has experience producing healthy pups, that can be a world of difference (specifically for your lhasa poo puppy’s life span and health). Keep in mind that you can also find Lhasapoos in shelters and other rescue centers if that is what you prefer!
How long do Lhasapoos live?
In general, Lhasapoos will live between 10-15 years. However, there can still be outliers within these statistics. For example, smaller dogs usually live longer than larger dogs and because of this, a mini Lhasapoo will be expected to live longer than that of a bigger Lhasapoo. An increased lifespan can also be attributed to crossbreeding (crossbred dogs usually outlive their purebred counterparts) along with the place you have purchased the doggie (for a reputable breeder, you will likely see a longer lifespan for your pup).
What’s an Lhasapoo’s temperament?
Although Lhasapoos may be smaller in size, they are not to be underestimated. They have a fighting spirit and a great undying, unwavering loyalty for anyone who is lucky enough to call them a friend. They are perfect family dogs that are especially good around children. They’re the perfect company for a family or even an individual who is seeking to have a deeper connection with their pup.
When you think about an amazing dog, you probably imagine a dog that is playful, protective, but most importantly loyal (one that the family adores). If that sounds like your kind of dog, then a Lhasapoo may be an addition to your family in the future.