Dachsi Apso

15-30 lbs
Lhasa Apso

Playful and courageous, the Dachsi Apso is a small hybrid breed developed from the Dachshund and the Lhasa Apso. The breed's history is not well-documented and it is suspected that the breed was developed as a result of the designer dog trend. The Dachsi Apso is perfect for small children and families due to his social nature. This playful canine may engage in nuisance barking if not provided with early training. His appearance may vary due to the lack of breed standard. Maintenance for this breed is relatively simple and requires daily brushing and grooming upkeep. His moderate energy levels will require exercises in the form of walks or games to meet his daily needs.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Dachshund, Lhasa Apso

Dachsi Apso Health

Average Size
Male Dachsi Apso size stats
Height: 8-11 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Female Dachsi Apso size stats
Height: 8-11 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • None
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Dachsi Apso Breed History

The Dachsi Apso's history is not well-documented but it is suspected that the breed was developed as a¬†result of the designer dog movement of the last two decades. It is just as important to review where the¬†Dachsi Apso's parent breeds ‚Äď the Dachshund and the Lhasa Apso ‚Äď originated from. The Dachshund¬†was developed in Germany in the 15th century. The breed was originally considered the badger dog due¬†to his hunting talents. The breed was known to hunt badgers, wild boar, foxes, and deer. During the¬†early 20th century, small Dachshunds even hunted cottontail rabbits. In the 18th and 19th century, the¬†Dachshund was modified by German foresters who desired a fearless dog that could burrow into¬†badger areas. The smooth Dachshund was the first created type and then¬†came the long-coated Dachshunds. The breed is praised for being the only American Kennel Club-recognized dog that¬†could hunt above and below the ground. His short legs were perfect for efficiently digging through the¬†ground. In the 1800s, the breed was bred to be a companion for royal courts in Europe. In 1879, a breed¬†standard was developed for the Dachshund. In 1885, the breed was imported to the United States. In the¬†1950s, the Dachshund became one of the most popular family dogs in the United States. The Lhasa¬†Apso was developed in Tibet and retrieved his name from the holy city of Lhasa. The breed is an¬†ancient breed who was considered a symbol of nobility and would protect his homeland. History of the¬†breed dates back to the 800 B.C, when the breed was considered good luck. His talent for keeping¬†guard and watching over temples and monasteries remained a favorable trait to the breed. From 1583¬†through 1908, the Dalai Lama was known to send the Lhasa Apso as sacred gifts to the Emperor of¬†China. In 1933, the first Lhasa Apso was imported into the United States. In 1935, the AKC officially¬†recognized the breed.

Dachsi Apso Breed Appearance

Due to the lack of breed standard in the Dachsi Apso, this breed can inherit dominant traits from either parent breed. Each individual Dachsi Apso can resemble the Dachshund or the Lhasa Apso. Generally, the Dachsi Apso is known to have a short-to-medium length wiry and harsh coat that is water-repellent. His breed is scruffy and may require grooming. His short legs resemble the Dachshund while his gaze resembles the Lhasa Apso. His curious expression is indicative that he wants to know what you are up to. His long, feathered tail hangs high over his rear. His chest is spacious like the Dachshund. His bark strongly resembles the Dachshund. His stance is one of alert curiosity.

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

Dachsi Apso Breed Maintenance

While the Lhasa Apso is considered a hypoallergenic breed, it is unknown if the Dachsi Apso would inherit the same features. This breed's shedding levels are considered moderate and will require daily brushing with either the slicker or the pin brush. This small breed is not considered a drooler and does not have any significant odors. His coat may require professional grooming every 6 to 8 weeks to prevent knots. Nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks. Ears should be wiped and cleaned weekly to prevent debris buildup. Teeth should be brushed regularly to prevent tartar buildup, especially since smaller dogs are prone to dental problems.

Brushes for Dachsi Apso
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Dachsi Apso requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Dachsi Apso Temperament

The Dachsi Apso is a lovable and goofy hybrid breed that enjoys the company of others. He loves to accompany you anywhere you go. He will lay on your lap and he will be the first at the door as soon as he hears someone approaching it. His lovable disposition will have everyone fall in love with him. This breed is great with families and young children. Due to his nature of wanting to hunt, he will require early training and socialization to get along with other animals. He is generally friendly towards other dogs. He might become protective over his family and want to guard his surroundings. Early training should be provided so your protective dog can distinguish the difference between a friendly stranger and an unwelcome intruder. The Dachsi Apso's energy levels are moderate as he is curious about everything. He will want to know where you're going and why you're going. As long as he is provided with the needed exercise, your Dachsi Apso will appreciate you.

Dachsi Apso Activity Requirements

The Dachsi Apso has moderate energy levels which will require between 30 to 40 minutes of exercise per day. Your dog will benefit from activities such as walking, running, swimming, and fetching. About 2 walks per day are recommended to maintain a healthy weight and give optimum health. An ideal environment for your Dachsi Apso will consist of an urban home with a fenced-in yard in a warm climate. Apartment living can be acceptable as long as he is provided with the necessary exercise requirements daily. If he is left to his own devices for a long period of time, there is a high likelihood he may destroy some of your belongings.

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

Dachsi Apso Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Dachsi Apso Owner Experiences

10 Years
4 People
Oreo is a joy! She has had minimal health concerns besides occasional allergies. She does need to be groomed about every other month. She does love to be around people. She barks when someone rings the doorbell and just a little bit until she sees the person. She loves car rides with the family. She sticks her head out the window and lets the wind breeze through her hair. She has been with us for 10 years, her energy has gone down and she does like to sleep but she still is up and about with us.
5 years, 5 months ago
Dempsey Ripken
6 Years
2 People
House & Yard
He is ‚ÄúThe Dog of a Lifetime‚ÄĚ
2 years, 10 months ago
Hobbes P. Boggess
2 Years
5 People
House & Yard
play in the yard
Car rides
He's incredibly smart. He knows each toy by name. He's a fantastic traveling companion. Sofull of energy and spunk. He senses stress and grief and tries to lovingly cheer you up. He insists on love and attention. Our lives are better with Hobbes in it...
4 years, 2 months ago
5 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Dog Parks
Friendly, smart, affectionate breed
3 years, 4 months ago
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