16-40 lbs
American Eskimo
Lhasa Apso
The Kimola is a mixture of a breed with a fox-like face (the American Eskimo) and the bearded Lhasa Apso. This combination makes for an intelligent hybrid that is courageous and protective of his family, yet cheerful, playful and friendly. A social, fun-loving dog, the Kimola will benefit from interaction with other animals, children, and strangers to allow him to develop into the best he can be. Expect a moderate to high grooming regimen for your Kimola; starting the grooming routine early on in life will get your pup used to the process. Bonding with your hybrid will be easy - he is loveable and aims to please.
Protection, guarding, companionship
Date of Origin
American Eskimo Dog, Lhasa Apso

Kimola Health

Average Size
Male Kimola size stats
Height: 12-19 inches Weight: 16-40 lbs
Female Kimola size stats
Height: 12-19 inches Weight: 16-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Familial Nephropathy
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Minor Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Urolithiasis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Demodicosis
  • Sebaceous Adenitis (SA)
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Ear Examination
  • X-ray imaging
  • Eye Examinations
  • Schirmer Tear Test
  • Blood Analysis
  • Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis

Kimola Breed History

The Kimola hybrid is a newer canine breed and there isn't much information available for the hybrid itself.  So, in order to get an idea of the history that goes into the what makes this hybrid the wonderful family pet that it is, we must look at the individual  parent breeds.  The American Eskimo Dog originated in the United States and Germany and is believed to have descended from several European Spitz breeds, specifically:the Keeshound from Holland, the white German Spitz, the white Pomeranian also from Germany and the Volpino Italiano (a.k.a. white Italian Spitz).   In the mid 19th century, small, spunky white Nordic dogs were popular within the American communities of German immigrants and the breed took on the name of American Spitz (it was later changed to the American Eskimo Dog but the reason for this is unknown).  The purpose for the creation of this American Eskimo, also called the Eskie, seems to be for companionship and and as a watchdog.  This breed is extremely intelligent and learns to do tricks very quickly, thus making it very versatile in the circus performance ring, an activity for which they became very famous and popular.  The American Eskimo Dog Club of America was formed in 1985 and the Eskie breed was recognized shortly thereafter by that entity.  The American Kennel Club later fully recognized the breed in 1995.  Today, the American Eskimo Dog is quite competitive in activities like agility, obedience, rally and conformation ring performances.  They are also utilized in the detection of narcotics and in guard dog activities.  This breed is quite popular in the United States, but, unfortunately, they are not well known in other countries.  The Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy little canine which has its roots in the Himalayan mountains of China.  The exact heritage of this sturdy little breed is not known, but it is suggested that it comes from the larger Tibetan Terrier sheepdog, with the lore explaining that those canines whose legs were too short for the herding activities of the Tibetan Terrier were given to the Buddhist monks and kept in their monasteries.  These rejected canines were then used as breeding stock to create the smaller and move coveted Lhasa Apso that we know today.  The original purpose for the breed seems to be the protection and guarding of the Buddhist monasteries and homes of the nobility of Tibet.  Due to the confusion over the centuries with the larger Tibetan Terrier, the Lhasa Apso breed was eventually recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 and in 1965 it was finally recognized by The Kennel Club (England).  The Kimola hybrid itself is recognized by the following organizations:  American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc., International Designer Canine Registry and the United Kennel Club.

Kimola Breed Appearance

The Kimola hybrid is the result of breeding an American Eskimo Dog (Eskie) with a Lhasa Apso.  As such, the Kimola hybrid can take on the appearance characteristics of either or both of the parent breeds.  What we do know about them is that they have a life expectancy of 10 years to 15 years, are considered to be small to medium in the size category, can weigh between 16 pounds and 40 pounds, attain a height of 12 inches to 19 inches,  and have a thick, dense coat which is medium length and silky feeling. Resembling the Lhasa parent which is colored in grey, cream, white or a mix of those three colors, the Kimola has a medium-sized head, and ears of the floppy type, which have feather-like hair on them.  His eyes are almost almond shaped and his muzzle is in proportion with the head size, causing him to more closely resemble the Lhasa parent than the Eskie parent.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Kimola eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Kimola nose
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Kimola coat
white Kimola coat
gray Kimola coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Kimola straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Kimola Breed Maintenance

Your Kimola hybrid is a product of the breeding of an American Eskimo (Eskie) with a Lhasa Apso.  Neither of the parent breeds is considered hypoallergenic, they are moderate shedders and fall into the moderate to high maintenance category.  Both parent breeds contribute longer, thick coats to the bio mix, making it necessary to brush your Kimola hybrid family member daily and bathe with dog shampoo as needed.  You will also need to inspect and wipe clean his ears once a week, brush his teeth at least twice a week and trim the toenails as needed.  The drooling and smell levels are both rated as low for both the parent breeds as well as the hybrid.
Brushes for Kimola
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Kimola requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Kimola Temperament

Your Kimola hybrid, being a product of the breeding of the American Eskimo Dog (Eskie) and the Lhasa Apso, can take on the temperament characteristics of either or both parent breeds.  The Kimola hybrid has been described as: intelligent, affectionate, loving, great with children and great with other animals if he has been properly socialized at an early age.  They will likely be wary of strangers in the home and will bark an alert until they are satisfied that the stranger presents no danger to its beloved human family.  They will bond closely with their human family and will want to be involved in everything they do.  They can even keep that ever so important watchful eye on the kids when they're in another room while Mom is cooking.

Kimola Activity Requirements

The Kimola hybrid is considered a canine which needs moderate levels of exercise.  He doesn't need as much exercise as larger and high energy canines but he still requires daily walks and playful romps in the park or back yard.  His size and activity level makes him a perfect canine for apartment or condo or family home with or without a fenced yard.  He'll love to walk with you, follow you from room to room as you move around in your daily living activities and will likely include himself in any and everything you and your family do.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

Kimola Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Kimola Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Kimola size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 21 lbs
Female Kimola size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 21 lbs
12 Months
Male Kimola size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 24 lbs
Female Kimola size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 23 lbs
18 Months
Male Kimola size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 28 lbs
Female Kimola size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 28 lbs

Kimola Owner Experiences

6 Months
1 People
Just got him, he keeps peeing in my apartment but we like to go for walks
1 month, 2 weeks ago
11 Weeks
4 People
Still trying to teach him not to poop inside the house. He plays a whole lot and doesn't like to be left alone.
9 months, 2 weeks ago
18 Months
5 People
Walking, playing with other dogs, chasing balls
He's the greatest dog I ever had!
2 years, 2 months ago
19 Months
4 People
Jazz is very playful, loving, and protective.
2 years, 6 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
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