8-17 lbs
United States
Lhasa Apso

The Be-Apso is a hybrid dog with parentage from the Beagle crossed with the Lhasa Apso. Taking the best qualities from each breed, you will find the Be-Apso dog to be more independent than most lap dogs. They are inquisitive by nature, exploring all things around them. This breed can be strongly protective and very loyal. Although they are not the easiest dog to train, with patience, training can be achieved. Consistent commands and training practices, combined with high praise, is more effective than harsh words as the Be-Apso is quite sensitive in nature. They are moderately active and don’t require a lot of exercise, so are quite suited to owners who cannot get out and about often due to whatever reason. 

purpose Purpose
Watchdog, Companion
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Beagle and Lhasa Apso

Be-Apso Health

Average Size
Male Be-Apso size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 10-20 lbs
Female Be-Apso size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 8-17 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Spinal Cord Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ear Infections
  • Beagle Dwarfism
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Urinalysis
  • Eye Tests
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Full Blood Work

Be-Apso Breed History

It is thought that the Be-Apso first originated in the United States of America. This hybrid mix between the Beagle and the Lhasa Apso are a popular breed, combining the Beagles inquisitive mischievous nature with the Lhasa Apso’s regal but happy characteristics. While little information is available regarding this new hybrid breed, we can look to the parent dogs for clues about this dog. The Be-Apso can thank the Beagle for their lineage, as Beagles date back to Roman times. In the mid-1800s they developed the skills for hunting and with their amazing noses are used today, especially for drug detection work at major airports. They are super sleuths with an uncanny ability to track whatever they are asked to track. Their gentle nature and ability to entertain makes them popular with owners, although they are known to team up with the children in the family and get into mischief! The Beagle also has ‘selective’ deafness, in other words when it suits them they will listen, when it doesn’t suit them they pretend they cannot hear you! The Be-Apso has nobility in his history with the Lhasa Apso dog heritage. The Lhasa Apso dog is considered sacred in Tibet and their name comes from the holy city there. The Lhasa Apso dog’s lineage goes back thousands of years (800 BC) where this dog was bred by nobility and monks with the purpose to guard them. The 13th Dalai Lama in 1933 gifted pairs of these dogs to chosen people deemed worthy, which is how the Lhasa Apso spread to other countries. They arrived in America in 1933 via a gift to Suydam Cutting, a noted naturalist, who founded the kennels where they were the foundation for the breed.

Be-Apso Breed Appearance

The Be-Apso is a small compact dog, with a strong body. The legs of the Be-Apso dog are short but strong. They combine the delicate features of both parent breeds and have an attractive appearance. The combination of the breeds means his grooming needs are easier, with the hair coat being shorter and easier to manage. The head is small and delicate, with an almost button like nose and round dark eyes framed by rounded floppy ears. Their bodies are in proportion to the head, with a tail that is long haired (a cross between the Beagles long narrow tail and the Lhasa Apso fluffy high held tail). Fluffy rounded feet complete the picture of this attractive character dog.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Be-Apso eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Be-Apso nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Be-Apso coat
white Be-Apso coat
black Be-Apso coat
cream Be-Apso coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Be-Apso straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Be-Apso Breed Maintenance

The Be-Apso has moderate needs in terms of grooming. They need to be brushed three times per week to keep their hair coat looking healthy. While they can be hypoallergenic, it is not guaranteed, as it depends on the percentage of heritage from each parent breed. Bathing too often will dry out the Be-Apso dog’s skin. It is advisable to use a special dog shampoo that is designed for sensitive skin. During grooming, make sure you check out the ears, as they can accumulate debris and become inflamed. All you need to do is wipe out the ear with a damp cloth – never push anything into the delicate ear canal in case of injury. While you dog is a puppy, get them used to the grooming handling procedures, especially ear checks and teeth brushing. It will make it easier for you as your dog matures. These dogs need early socialising with children and other pets, but is usually affectionate and even protective of them.
Brushes for Be-Apso
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Be-Apso requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Be-Apso Temperament

The Be-Apso dog is a curious watchful dog, they are somewhat mischievous and affectionate too. While they have a sweet friendly attitude and love to play, they can be also very protective and determined. The Be-Aspo can be reserved with strangers until they get to know them, and are good at warning owners when someone unknown to them is around. They are excellent family dogs, known to follow you from room to room to see what you are up to. Their breeding also demonstrates an independent nature and these dogs are okay at being left on their own, they don’t have problems with anxiety. Their mischievous side can make them somewhat clownish in behavior which is very entertaining. But they do have a strong will power and need a strong leader or they will think they are the boss of the home. The Be-Apso dog can be stubborn to train, but responds best to consistent rules and patience combined with praise and rewards.

Be-Apso Activity Requirements

The Be-Apso dog requires moderate exercise, and as it matures is quite content with one or two short walks per day. They need to get outside at least once per day if living in an apartment. The occasional walk to the dog park to run and play will make your dog’s day, and allow them to burn off a bit of energy, as well as socialise with other pets and people. If you do have a home with a yard, ensure it is well fenced to prevent the dog from wandering off. The Be-Apso is quite adaptable to climate, accepting both cooler and hotter climates although preferably not extremes. They adapt well to town or rural areas, are great in an apartment, and get by with or without a yard as long as they get regular daily walks.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
4 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
20 minutes
activity minutes

Be-Apso Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$8.00 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Be-Apso Owner Experiences

12 Years
2 People
Playing tug with her toys
Dog activity games
Exploring the neighborhood
Playing fetch with her toys
Short walks
She is my loyal soul companion. We bonded instantly. She does have the "selective hearing" problem as seem with beagles, but usually her favorite treat fixes that, especially when off-leash. As long as food is involved, she is easy to train and very smart.
5 years, 1 month ago
12 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Belly rubs
We both enjoy going for walks
one of the sweetest dogs you could own. rarely barks, and when it does they are the cutest little awwoooos. dont keep around bird livestock though. very calm and lets you do almost anything to it. very friendly to strangers and other dogs. they do shed quite a bit though if not brushed.
3 years, 11 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
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