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 – the Dachshund and the Lhasa Apso – 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.