Lhasa Apso mix breed dogs combine this charismatic lapdog with another breed. These puppies come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and temperaments. They include the Yorkie Apso, the Lhasa Lab and the Lhasa Bull. The Lhasa Apso may be small in size, but there is nothing petite about this pup’s personality. In Tibet, the Lhasa Apso is not just the companion canine of choice. She has also long been regarded as the earthly representative of the country’s own protective spirit, the Snow Lion. The Lhasa Apso weighs just 12 to 18 pounds fully grown and stands 10 to 11 inches tall.
Lhasa Apso Mixes Contents
If you are seeking information about specific Lhasa Apso mix breeds, this list can get you there.
- Lha Basset
- Be Apso
- La Chon
- Lhasa Bull
- Chi Apso
- Lha Cocker
- Dachsi Apso
- Golden Apso
- Lhasa Lab
- La Pom
- Shih Apso
- Yorkie Apso
#1 American Eskimo Lhasa Apso Mix (Kimola)
This petite puppy’s adult weight range is 6 to 35 pounds, depending on the size of the Eskie parent.
The Kimola’s life expectancy is 12 to 15 years.
Expect an active, energetic pup that loves to socialize and play.
#2 Basset Hound Lhasa Apso Mix (Lha Basset)
The Lha Basset brings together two purebred dogs with quite different personalities. Because there are so many Lhasa Apso cross breeds, you’ll notice that there are loads of different potential personality types.
The Basset Hound is calm, charming and laid-back. The Lhasa Apso is aristocratic and, at times, headstrong.
You will likely get an indifferent guard dog from this pairing, but a lovely companion canine with moderate activity needs and a keen interest in laps and naps.
This dog will probably shed quite a bit.
#3 Beagle Lhasa Apso Mix (Be Apso)
The Be Apso will weigh 12 to 30 pounds with a life span of 1o to 15 years.
Some Lhasa Apso mixed breeds will inherit a cheery, sweet temperament. This is especially true in the case of the Be Apso. This mix will also inherit a confident, playful nature from the Lhasa parent.
You may not have the ideal guard dog, but you will have a wonderful pet.
#4 Bichon Frise Lhasa Apso Mix (La Chon)
The La Chon is a pairing of two pups with the same weight range and coat type. This means a non-shedding yet high maintenance dog. He’ll need daily brushing to prevent tangles.
This dog’s life expectancy is 12 to 15 years.
The La Chon will be a confident, personable pup who can be a good family pet for families with older children.
The La Chon inherits the flat-faced, short muzzle shape (brachycephalic type) from both parents. Brachycephaly is a serious condition facing dogs with short muzzles that can greatly negatively affect their quality of life. Think carefully before buying or adopting a brachycephalic dog. You can read more about this condition here.
#5 Boston Terrier Lhasa Apso Mix (Bosapso)
Your Bosapso will weigh 12 to 25 pounds when fully grown with a life expectancy of 11 to 15 years.
This dog will receive a double helping of confidence and aristocratic grace from both sides.
The Bosapso will inherit the short (brachycephalic) muzzle shape from both parent dogs.
You can find out about other Boston Terrier mixes here.
#6 Bulldog Lhasa Apso Mix (Lhasa Bull)
The Lhasa Bull will weigh 12 to 50 pounds with a life span of 8 to 15 years.
This dog may shed somewhat or not at all, depending on parental influence.
This pup will likely have a moderate energy level due to the Bulldog influence.
However, she will make a good guard dog as an adult.
#7 Lhasa Apso Chihuahua Mix (Chi Apso)
This tiny dog will weigh anywhere from 3 to 18 pounds and live 12 to 16 years.
Your Chi Apso will make a tireless watchdog. You can expect a “big dog” in a little dog body with this mix.
#8 Cocker Spaniel Lhasa Apso Mix (Lha Cocker)
The Lha Cocker will weigh 12 to 30 pounds and live 10 to 15 years.
Like many Lhasa Apso cross breeds, this dog can make a good companion canine for families with older children.
But don’t expect a good guard dog, considering the Cocker Spaniel’s gentle nature.
#9 Dachshund Lhasa Apso Mix (Dachsi Apso)
Your Dachsi Apso can weigh anywhere from 11 to 32 pounds, depending on the Dachshund parent’s size.
This dog’s life span is 12 to 16 years.
The Dachsi Apso inherits strong guard dog instincts from both sides as well as an independent nature and occasional stubborn streak.
Your pup likely won’t shed a great deal, but you will need to do some regular maintenance brushing.
#10 Golden Retriever Lhasa Apso Mix (Golden Apso)
Your Golden Apso can weigh anywhere from 12 to 75 pounds and live 10 to 15 years.
This dog will have an intriguing personality with influence from the Golden Retriever’s famous friendliness as well as the Lhasa’s aristocratic and protective nature.
#11 Labrador Retriever Lhasa Apso Mix (Lhasa Lab)
The Lhasa Lab will weigh 12 to 80 pounds with a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.
The Lhasa Lab will inherit an interesting mix of temperament traits, which will likely make this pup an indifferent guard dog but a fabulous friend.
#12 Lhasa Apso Maltese Mix (Lhatese)
The Lhatese will weigh 6 to 18 pounds and live 12 to 15 years.
This dog inherits strong guard dog instincts from both sides.
It also has a gorgeous, potentially floor-length adult coat that is more like human hair than canine fur. Expect very little visible shedding but daily brushing with this pup to keep tangles and mats from ruining the coat.
The Lhatese will inherit the short (brachycephalic) muzzle shape from both parent dogs.
#13 Miniature Schnauzer Lhasa Apso Mix (Schapso)
Your Schapso will weigh 11 to 20 pounds and live 12 to 15 years on average.
This dog is definitely going to be a good family guard dog and watchdog—a canine that is friendly and loving toward you but guarded with strangers.
#14 Pekingese Lhasa Apso Mix (Lhasanese)
The Lhasanese will weigh anywhere from 7 to 18 pounds in adulthood. This dog’s life expectancy is 12 to 15 years.
You will get an excellent watchdog with generations of experience from both sides.
However, this dog’s extremely small size means this may not be the best pet choice for small children.
This dog will need daily brushing to keep tangles from matting up the luxurious long coat.
#15 Pomeranian Lhasa Apso Mix (La Pom)
The La Pom will weigh 3 to 18 pounds with an adult life expectancy of 12 to 16 years.
This dog will make a great watchdog and a lively companion canine for families with older children.
You will need to set aside time for daily brushing to keep this dog’s lush coat tangle-free.
#16 Lhasa Apso Poodle Mix (Lhasapoo)
The Lhasapoo will weigh anywhere from 12 to 70 pounds, depending on the size of the poodle parent.
This dog’s life expectancy is 10 to 18 years.
Expect a lively, alert family watchdog and intelligent activity partner with this pup.
#17 Pug Lhasa Apso Mix (Pughasa)
Your Pughasa will weigh 12 to 18 pounds with an adult life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
The Pughasa can be happy living in any size space but won’t be very good at guarding it.
This dog may shed somewhat, depending on which parent’s coat type predominates.
The Pughasa will be impacted by the flat-faced (brachycephalic) muzzle shape of both parents. As with all all the Lhasa Apso mixed breeds, that suffer from brachycephaly, we really urge caution with choosing these dogs.
#18 Lhasa Apsa Shih Tzu Mix (Shih Apso)
The Shih Apso will weigh 9 to 18 pounds and live 10 to 18 years.
This dog inherits both a loving and a regal nature, which typically results in an indifferent watchdog and wonderful lap dog.
You will need to commit to brushing this dog’s coat daily to prevent tangles.
#19 Yorkshire Terrier Lhasa Apso Mix (Yorkie Apso)
The Yorkie Apso will weigh 7 to 18 pounds and live anywhere from 11 to 15 years.
This dog is likely to grow up to be a good watchdog as well as a lively and affectionate pet.
Expect plenty of brushing daily to keep the lovely coat tangle-free.
The Yorkie Apso inherits the flat-faced muzzle shape from both parent dogs.
Lhasa Apso Mixed Breeds
What’s the big deal with mixes anyway? Why are they gaining in popularity? Well, many purebred dogs today owe their existence to hybrid breeding programs.
This is still a time-honored way to enhance desirable traits in purebred dog breeds.
But there is another goal for many hybrid breeding programs today—strengthening breed health.
The theory of “heterosis,” or “hybrid vigor,” states that adding genetic diversity is a potential way to increase health and longevity in dogs.
Proponents for pure breeding dismiss this theory but it’s possible that they are in the minority at this stage. This study of over one hundred thousand dogs found support for the concept of hybrid vigor.
Is a Lhasa Apso Mix Right for Me?
Lhasa Apso cross breeds come in a multitude of varieties. The choice is up to you. Hopefully the descriptions above can help you pick which one suits you best.
It’s important that you consider the kind of people your Lhasa Apso mix will be around. Are there young or old people in your household? Do you think the mix breed you choose will be too energetic or impatient to have kids around? These are all important considerations for you to keep in mind.
Do you have a favorite Lhasa Apso mix dog from the wonderful pooches you have just met?
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Lhasa Apso Temperament
The Lhasa Apso has been bred for more than a thousand years to serve as a guard dog for monks, nobles and ordinary families.
A well-bred, well-trained and socialized Lhasa Apso is a devoted, loyal and affectionate companion.
This canine is sweet and playful with family, and wary with strangers.
Lhasa Apso Care
Lhasa Apsos need a good amount of daily activity and play to stay healthy and happy.
The Lhasa’s long, luxurious, human hair-like coat can be left long or clipped into a puppy cut.
You should brush your dog’s coat daily to keep tangles from forming.
Health and Longevity
Both are genetic and can generate lifelong health issues.
Lhasa Apso Lifespan
The life expectancy for Lhasa Apsos today is 12 to 15 years.
Do You Have A Lhasa Apso Mix?
What sort of dog do you have at home? Have you got one of these Lhasa Apso mixes or another that we’ve missed out on? Are there Lhasa Apso mix breeds on the list that you have your eyes on?
Let us know in the comments whatever the case may be.
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References and Further Reading
- “American Lhasa Apso Club Health Statement,” The American Lhasa Apso Club
- Drastura, J., 2019, “Glaucoma in the Lhasa Apso,” The American Lhasa Apso Club
- Fern-King, C., “Hydrocephalus,” American Maltese Association
- Sargan, D., 2019, “A Research Programme to Eliminate Lhasa Apso PRA,” International Lhasa Apso Congress
- “The Lhasa Apso—Breed History,” Lhasa Apso Club
- Wakchaure, R., et al., 2015, “Importance of Heterosis in Animals: A Review,” ResearchGate
- Yuill, C., “Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome in Dogs,” VCA Animal Hospital