There are conflicting opinions about mixed-breed dogs. While some claim that mixed dogs are much healthier than purebreds, others believe that mixing two different types of dog brings more bad than good.
We believe that mixed dogs are a wonderful choice for every dog lover! Imagine how fantastic a dog is that inherits top traits from its two different parent breeds. Today, we will focus on mixed dogs whose one parent is the mischievous Lhasa Apso!
Who is the Lhasa Apso? Originally from Tibet, this dog has been a favorite companion of royalty for many years. The Lhasa Apso was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935.
This is an extremely playful and smart dog, an excellent guard dog, and a wonderful pet, although it is also quite independent and can tolerate solitude well. So, the combination of this dog with some other equally wonderful dog breeds gave us some more extraordinary dogs!
What Lhasa Apso mixes are there? Keep reading and find out!
22 Lhasa Apso Mixes
There are many Lhasa Apso mixes out there. Some people today would even prefer a mixed dog over a purebred dog!
We prepared a mix of our favorite Lhasa Apso mixes that we believe all dog lovers will enjoy.
Sit back and learn a little about each of these 22 wonderful mixed-breed dogs!
1. Be Apso: Lhasa Apso X Beagle
The combination of two small guard dogs – the Lhasa Apso, and the Beagle, gave us a charming pooch called the Be Apso. This hybrid dog is usually tall (between nine and 12 inches), while his average weight goes from nine to 17 pounds.
This small dog is not a typical lap dog – he can be very independent, which is something he inherited from his Lhasa Apso parent. The Be Apso is a loyal dog that cares and protects his human family.
This dog does not need too much exercise, so it is a good option even for people who are quite busy and are not able to spend many hours outside with their dog on a daily basis. He might be aloof with strangers, so early socialization is recommended and desirable with Be Apso dogs.
The average lifespan of a Be Apso is estimated at 12 to 14 years. Some of the health issues that this dog could suffer from are hip dysplasia and patellar luxation.
2. Bosapso: Lhasa Apso X Boston Terrier
The Bosapso needs his space, and he is a better option for people who live in a house with a yard rather than for those living in an apartment. So, this dog will need an hour of exercise or a walk on a daily basis. This way, you will not have problems with this dog showing destructive behavior.
Although this is one energetic small dog, at the same time, he is loyal and devoted to his owner.
The Bosapso is a healthy dog in general, but it might have health issues such as allergies, reverse sneezing, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
3. Chi Apso: Lhasa Apso X Chihuahua
The Chi Apso is a mixed dog breed whose parent breeds are the Lhasa Apso and the Chihuahua. This irresistible, long-haired hybrid dog is recommended for areas with moderately warm climatic conditions due to their double coat. However, if a short-haired Lhasa Apso is in the mix, the Chi Apso may inherit short hair too.
The Chi Apso is a very trainable and friendly dog. I am sure you have heard at least once that Chihuahuas tend to be aggressive, so I am sure you are asking: Has the Chi Apso inherited this character trait from its Chihuahua parent?
The Chi Apso tends to be protective over his human family, so he needs to be properly trained and socialized in order not to develop aggressiveness or other destructive behavior. So, a good idea is to take Chi Apso dogs to different places where they will meet other people and animals at an early age.
This little dog is a big explorer, and he will always be up to going for a walk with his loving owner!
4. Dachsi Apso: Lhasa Apso X Dachshund
Next on our list of Lhasa Apso mixes is the Dachsi Apso – a designer dog whose other parent breed is the Dachshund.
This small dog is very playful and energetic. Considering the fact that Dachshund dogs are quite loud barkers, the Dachsi Apso might be annoying with his excessive barking! So, training a Dachsi Apso should be started as soon as possible.
This hybrid dog makes a great watchdog as he loves his family and wants to protect them. He is the dog that can’t wait for his owner to come back home. He will always be there on the front door excited to see you!
This might be the upside for dog lovers who are not used to dogs that might act clingy and won’t leave their side.
5. English Lhasa Bull: Lhasa Apso X English Bulldog
This mixed dog is a good family dog that is very adaptable, and is fine with living in a house or in an apartment. The English Lhasa Bull is loyal and loving with his owner, but might show distrust with strangers.
The English Bulldog is a medium-sized dog, and the English Lhasa Bull is also likely to reach a similar size. The average height of the English Lhasa Bull goes up to 13 inches, while their weight is usually in the range of 25 to 35 pounds.
This mixed dog does not require too much exercise – half an hour on a daily basis should be enough. However, training an English Lhasa Bull can be challenging since this dog, just like his Bulldog parent breed, might show stubbornness.
6. Golden Apso: Lhasa Apso X Golden Retriever
Next on our list of Lhasa Apso mixes is the combination of this dog with one of the most favorite dogs in the world – the Golden Retriever. This mixed dog is a friendly and affectionate dog that makes a wonderful pet for the entire family.
The Golden Apso might follow you around, even to the bathroom, because he is a curious dog by nature and wants to share every moment with his human family. However, he is not as clingy as the Golden Retriever, and is okay being left alone for a little while.
The life expectancy of the Golden Apso is from 10 to 14 years. Some health problems that this dog might deal with are hip dysplasia and cataracts.
7. Hava-Apso: Lhasa Apso X Havanese
The Lhasa Apso mixed with the small, fluffy Havanese dog gave us a hybrid dog named the Hava-Apso. This lap dog is a relatively new designer dog, but it is already known as a fun-loving and affectionate family pet!
The Hava Apso is so adorable that you will want to cuddle with him for the entire day. He is also a very smart pooch that is not easy to train and might show dominance. So, although he is a small dog, he has quite a personality!
Regular exercise is very important for a Hava Apso as well as quality dog food since this mix is prone to obesity.
8. Kimola: Lhasa Apso X American Eskimo
The Kimola tends to get along well with children and other animals just as long as it is socialized from an early age. If not, the Kimola might show its strong prey drive, and might chase other animals if he is living with a family that has other pets.
This dog is very eager to please, and it is also highly trainable. By using positive reinforcement, you can teach the Kimola numerous tricks! So, what should be given are praises and rewards, and what should be avoided are yelling and other teaching methods that might scare this mixed dog.
9. La Chon: Lhasa Apso X Bichon Frise
A combination of two adorable small breeds: the Lhasa Apso and the Bichon Frise – rarely can you get a cuter dog than this!
Indeed, there are many Bichon Frise mixes out there, and our La Chon is one of these gorgeous hybrid dogs. These dogs are in love with their humans, and they adapt well to any living situation. By being so attached to their owner, this dog does not do well left alone for too long.
He makes a good watchdog, so he will probably bark excessively at strangers. This is a good and a bad thing at the same time since the La Chon might drive you crazy with his hostility towards unknown people! Also, this small dog might not get along with other animals.
10. Lha Basset: Lhasa Apso X Basset Hound
Our next mixed dog is the Lha Basset – a mix of Lhasa Apso and Basset Hound. This dog is very loyal, intelligent, and easy to train. The Lha Basset gets along well with children, but it should not be left alone with smaller children since it might nip on them while playing.
This dog is not too clingy, and it should not have problems being separated from its owner for a while. Although it seems that he is not too attached to his humans, he is an awesome protector, and he will make sure his family and his house are safe.
Some of the common Basset Hound health problems include gastric torsion and Von Willebrand’s Disease, so the Lha Basset might also develop these diseases.
11. Lha Cocker: Lhasa Apso X Cocker Spaniel
However, their coat might be prone to matting, so regular brushing is required with this mixed dog. Furthermore, a good idea is to take your Lha Cocker to a professional groomer a couple of times per year.
The Lha Cocker is a fun-loving dog that will get along well with family members of all ages. However, this dog is not a fan of strangers, and it might even act aggressive towards them.
12. La Pom: Lhasa Apso X Pomeranian
This mixed dog is very playful, and it is suited for apartment life. 30 minutes of exercise is enough for this little pooch, and you can have a La Pom whether you are living in the countryside or in the city center.
The La Pom is considered to be a hypoallergenic dog, so even if you suffer from allergies, you can get yourself a La Pom without worries!
13. Lhasa-Corgi: Lhasa Apso X Corgi
There are many Corgi mixes out there, so the Lhasa Apso is also a dog that was crossbred with the Corgi! These two parent breeds gave us a mixed dog named the Lhasa-Corgi.
This little fun-loving dog will be a true delight in everyone’s home. Just like his Corgi parent, the Lhasa-Corgi has strong herding instincts, and it might even try to herd children or other pets in your home!
This might be adorable, but it is necessary to socialize and train this little dog so his herding instincts don’t become too dominant, and his loud barking won’t make a good night’s sleep impossible for all of your neighbors!
14. Lhasa Lab: Lhasa Apso X Labrador
The Lhasa Lab is a dog that inherited outstanding traits from both of his parents. He is a very affectionate and gentle dog that lives to protect his human family. The Lhasa Lab is one great guarding dog!
This dog is not hypoallergenic, and he inherited this from his Lab parent since Labrador Retrievers tend to shed a lot.
15. Lhasa Poo: Lhasa Apso X Poodle
The Lhasa Apso Poodle mix is eager to please, but he might show destructive behavior if he does not receive enough attention from his owner. This dog will be equally satisfied with lying on the couch with you or engaging in different outdoor activities.
Everything is good for the Lhasa Poo just as long as he has his owner by his side!
Some of the common problems for Lhasa Poo dogs are cherry eye, epilepsy, and renal issues.
16. Lhasalier: Lhasa Apso X Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Lhasalier is a very intelligent dog so it is able to learn many tricks. Training a Lhasalier should be a treat for any dog lover.
These dogs tend to get overweight, so it is necessary to take care of their dog food and exercise needs.
17. Lhasanese: Lhasa Apso X Pekingese
This dog is very sweet and loving, and he is a true lap dog that does not need many activities. He will be happy spending most of his time in your arms.
Just as much as he loves his owner, he doesn’t love strangers! So, a Lhasanese should be socialized and trained in order to prevent excessive barking and distrust when there is no need for it.
18. Lhatese: Lhasa Apso X Maltese
The Lhatese is a mix of the Lhasa Apso with a Maltese dog. This is a small dog whose average height does not exceed 10 inches.
The Lhatese’s long and soft coat is prone to matting so it requires regular grooming.
This dog is very gentle and loving, and he makes a great family pet. He is a good watchdog, but he might be hard to train, so he is a better option for more experienced dog owners.
Some of the health issues that a Lhatese might deal with are reverse sneezing, kidney problems, and eye problems.
19. Pughasa: Lhasa Apso X Pug
Crossing a Lhasa Apso with a Pug resulted in the friendly and energetic Pughasa. This dog loves to cuddle with his humans, especially with children. He is also naturally aloof with strangers, so he makes a good watchdog.
The Pughasa is a very intelligent and trainable dog. He has a lot of energy, and he loves to spend time outside, but he is equally fine with being indoors with his humans.
The Pughasa might inherit the Pug’s skin problems and tendency for allergies. His average lifespan is estimated at between 12 and 14 years.
20. Schapso: Lhasa Apso X Miniature Schnauzer
The Schapso is a mixed dog whose parent breeds are the Lhasa Apso and the Miniature Schnauzer. This is one easy-going, affectionate dog that adores his owner and that does not want to spend a minute away from them.
These dogs are great family pets, but it is necessary to supervise a Schapso’s playtime with children. Being a small dog, whose average height goes from 10 to 13 inches, a Schapso can easily get hurt while playing.
This dog does not require too much exercise, so even if you and your family are not very active, this mixed dog will be a great option for you!
21. Shih Apso: Lhasa Apso X Shih Tzu
This dog is a lap dog whose company all dog lovers will enjoy. It can be said that elderly people will especially enjoy having this loving and cuddling mixed dog.
One thing to bear in mind is that the Shih Apso might develop separation anxiety, so it should not be left alone for too long.
22. Yorkie Apso: Lhasa Apso X Yorkshire Terrier
The last combination on our list today, but not any less cute than the others, is the combination of the Lhasa Apso with a small Terrier breed – the Yorkshire Terrier.
This small dog makes a wonderful companion for people of all ages. He is very friendly, does not bark too often, and loves to receive a lot of attention. This can also be his bad side as this pooch might get offended if you are not devoted to him as much as he wants!
This smart dog does not need too much exercise, but he will enjoy long walks and park visits.
What we can conclude at the end is that there are a variety of Lhasa Apso mixes, each of which is a truly special and charismatic dog. We are sure that any of these mixes will make a wonderful family dog – whether you are looking for a loyal companion for walks, a guard dog, or a watchdog.
As we mentioned earlier, mixed-breed dogs are quite a controversial topic today, and everyone has their own opinion.
Just like with purebred dogs, what you should look for is a reputable breeder, and what you should avoid are puppy mills and breeders whom you don’t feel you can trust.
Finally, we would like to mention that mixed dogs can often be found in rescues, so we would like to advise you to start your search for your Lhasa Apso mix with one of the local dog shelters!