13-16 lbs
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Lhasa Apso
Lhasalier spaniel
The Lhasalier is a hybrid breed. His parent breeds are the Lhasa Apso and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Lhasalier is an energetic, happy dog. He is great with children, and is easy to train. He listens intently to his handler's commands and wants nothing more than to please his family. He is highly affectionate with all members of his family. He does not require large amounts of exercise, but he does need regular exercise so that he stays healthy. He will not require excessive maintenance, but be prepared to groom him regularly. He will be a small dog, growing no taller than eighteen inches.
Date of Origin
Lhasa Apso, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Lhasalier Health

Average Size
Male Lhasalier size stats
Height: 14-18 inches Weight: 15-18 lbs
Female Lhasalier size stats
Height: 12-16 inches Weight: 13-16 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cherry Eye
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Syringomyelia
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
  • Episodic Falling
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Minor Concerns
  • None Known
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Heart
  • Hip & Eye
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Blood and Urine Tests

Lhasalier Breed History

The Lhasalier is a relatively rare hybrid breed. In order to learn about his origins, we must study the history of his parent breeds. The Lhasa Apso originated in Tibet, where he guarded the homes of nobility and monasteries. No one could buy a Lhasa Apso, one could only be gifted this treasured dog. In fact, only when the Dalai Lama gifted a Lhasa Apso to noted traveller and naturalist C. Suydam Cutting, did the Lhasa leave Asia. Cutting came back to his family farm in New Jersey with a male and female, and developed the breed on American soil. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is descended from toy spaniels of the sixteenth century, who were favorites of the English noble families. In fact, the breed is named for Charles I and II. Legend has it that King Charles II never went anywhere without at least two or three of the spaniels. After Charles II died, the popularity of the dog began to wane, and the toy spaniel of his day was bred with Pugs and other short-faced breeds. The Cavalier King Charles inherited many of their traits, and they reflect in the friendly, people-oriented dog we are familiar with today.

Lhasalier Breed Appearance

The exact of the appearance of the Lhasalier will be dependent upon the dominant parent breed. He is likely to have long, straight, silky hair. It is dense, and may be slightly wavy. He is a small dog, and often he is short-faced. He will have long, floppy ears with some feathering. He will have a medium-length tail with long hair. His legs will be small, but proportioned to his body. Colors will vary with the Lhasalier. He may be black and tan, or he may be honey, black, slate, or parti-colored. He may also be a deep red. He may have the teeth of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Lhasalier eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Lhasalier nose
brown Lhasalier nose
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Lhasalier coat
silver Lhasalier coat
red Lhasalier coat
gray Lhasalier coat
black Lhasalier coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Lhasalier straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Lhasalier Breed Maintenance

Be prepared to do a moderate amount of grooming when owning a Lhasalier. Depending on the coat he inherits, you may want to clip his coat for easier grooming. He will need weekly, if not daily brushing. Be sure to check his ears weekly for redness or odor, sure signs of an ear infection. Using a cotton ball dipped in warm water, wipe out his ears once a week. Brush his teeth two or three times week to prevent tartar build-up and bad breath; however, if you wish to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Your dog's nails should be trimmed once every two weeks. A good rule of thumb is if you can hear his nails clicking on the floor, it is time to clip his nails.
Brushes for Lhasalier
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Lhasalier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Lhasalier Temperament

The Lhasalier is a happy, energetic little dog. He loves every member of his family, but he is especially affectionate with children. He gets along well with other dogs and pets, but early socialization is best when introducing the Lhasalier to other animals. He may be somewhat independent, but he is also rather obedient. Because of his independent nature, he is not prone to separation anxiety. He may follow you from room to room while you are at home, and he expects to be involved in all your activities. He may be leery of strangers at first, but generally warms up to people. He rarely barks.

Lhasalier Activity Requirements

The Lhasalier does need regular activity, but it need not be strenuous. It can be broken up into small activity sessions throughout the day. The Lhasalier is prone to weight gain, so daily activity is key to keeping him in tip-top shape. He may enjoy a trip to the dog park, or he may find great delight in accompanying you on a short, brisk walk. One must remember that the Lhasalier may inherit the short face of the Cavalier King Charles, and he may suffer from brachycephalic syndrome. This often makes him more uncomfortable than anything, but if you allow him to get overheated, he can have a heart attack. Never allow a brachycephalic dog to be over-exerted.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
3 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Lhasalier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Lhasalier Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Lhasalier size stats at six months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Lhasalier size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 11 lbs
12 Months
Male Lhasalier size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Lhasalier size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 13 lbs
18 Months
Male Lhasalier size stats at 18 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Lhasalier size stats at 18 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 14 lbs

Lhasalier Owner Experiences

8 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Belly rubs
Mitzi is very independent, we call her a diva! She can also be very loving and is a loyal dog. She will come up to you and paw at your arm if she needs attention. She is very quick to learn tricks and can shake, dance, and high five. Mitzi sleeps in the same spot every night. She doesn't need a lot of exercise but she does enjoy going on a walk.
1 year, 7 months ago
9 Years
2 People
Eating Snacks
Catch treats
Extremely friendly breed, adores kids,great companion, very affectionate (so much that he asks for hugs), loves to eat, requires little exercise but needs it ;), unfortunately tends to have allergies.
2 years ago
1 Year
1 People
Very affectionate, lively
2 years, 1 month ago
4 Years
3 People
House & Yard
She is always willing to please. She wags her tail all the time! Just a happy go lucky kind of dog. Lacy can turn my bad days into good days with just her presence and her tail wagging. Lacy’s favorite activities include fetch, belly rubs, playing at the dog park, eating and cuddling. I love Lacy more than anything!
2 years, 2 months ago
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