15-20 lbs
United States
Lhasa Apso
The Lhasanese is a hybrid breed. He is a mixture of the Lhasa Apso and the Pekingese. The Lhasanese is a small dog, much like his parent breeds. He will generally have long hair that may require the same maintenance of the Lhasa Apso parent breed. He is a sweet, loving dog who adores all members of the family. He is great with children and can be trusted not to snap at younger children. They are leery of strangers but will soon warm up to anyone they deem friendly. The Lhasanese is not a very active dog; he is just as happy in your lap as he is on a short walk with you.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Lhasa Apso and Pekingese

Lhasanese Health

Average Size
Male Lhasanese size stats
Height: 15-16 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Female Lhasanese size stats
Height: 14-15 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • PRA
  • Cherry Eye
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Knee
  • X-Rays
  • Allergy Tests
  • Full Physical Examination

Lhasanese Breed History

The Lhasanese is a fairly new breed, so there is not much information on this particular hybrid. However, we can learn about the history of the parent breeds in order to understand the origins of the Lhasanese. The Lhasa Apso originates in Tibet. For a millennia, he was bred for nobility or monks in monasteries only. He was actually a guard dog. The Lhasa Apso was considered to be a good luck charm; however, only nobility could purchase one. Only the Dalai Lama could gift this canine of good fortune, and that is how the breed travelled outside its country of origin. The Lhasa Apso came to the United States in 1933 when naturalist Suydam Cutting brought two of the breed to his home in New Jersey and began breeding them. The Pekingese is referred to as the Lion Dog of China. A legend tells of various animals falling in love, and, with the blessing of Buddha, the Pekingese came to be born. Experts believe he is around 2,000 years old. He was owned strictly by nobility until the dog became a prize of war to Britain. Queen Victoria was awarded a Pekingese, which she named Looty. The Pekingese made it to the United States by 1906 and is one of the most popular breeds today.

Lhasanese Breed Appearance

The Lhasanese's exact look will be much like that of the Lhasa Apso parent; however, his exact looks will be dependent upon the dominant parent breed. Generally, he has long, flowing, silky hair. He is a small dog, often weighing no more than twenty-five pounds at maturity. He is generally eleven inches tall  at the shoulder. He may be a variety of colors, but often he is the same color as his Lhasa Apso parent. These colors include honey, black, white, slate, or parti-color. However, he may be golden colored like the Pekingese parent breed. He will have a slender body and a long tail that will curl over his back.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Lhasanese eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Lhasanese nose
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Lhasanese straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Lhasanese Breed Maintenance

The Lhasanese will need much of the same care that his Lhasa Apso parent breed does. He will need frequent brushing (sometimes daily) in order to maintain his coat and prevent matting. Some owners are known to clip the coat of their Lhasanese so that maintenance can be kept to a minimum. Clip your Lhasanese's nails once every two weeks. A rule of thumb is that if you can hear the nails clicking on your floor, then it is time to trim the nail. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent bad breath. If you wish to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Keep in mind that smaller dogs are more prone to developing tooth decay.
Brushes for Lhasanese
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Lhasanese requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Lhasanese Temperament

The Lhasanese is a friendly, affectionate dog. He is loyal and loves all members of his family, including children. He is patient with small children; however, it is recommended that he be socialized with other dogs at a young age. With socialization, the Lhasanese can learn what behavior you expect from him. He may be a bit of a guard dog and is known to be wary of strangers. He is not an active dog, and he would rather spend time cuddling with you on the couch. He does not tend to suffer from separation anxiety, but he will follow you from room to room as you move around the house.

Lhasanese Activity Requirements

The Lhasanese is a low-activity dog. While he is happy to accompany you on a short walk or to the dog park, he is just as content sitting in your lap. He is pleased to live in an apartment or a home with a fenced-in yard; however, one should keep in mind that the Lhasanese may suffer from brachycephalic syndrome should he inherit the flattened face of the Pekingese parent breed. With this health issue, a dog cannot be allowed to overexert himself, nor can he get too hot. It is always a good idea for a brachycephalic dog to have access to ample water. Should the Lhasanese get too hot or overexcited, he might not be able to breathe properly. For this reason, the Lhasanese does best in short spurts of activity.
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
30 minutes
activity minutes

Lhasanese Food Consumption

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

Lhasanese Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Lhasanese size stats at six months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
Female Lhasanese size stats at six months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Lhasanese size stats at 12 months
Height: 13.0 inches Weight: 15.0 lbs
Female Lhasanese size stats at 12 months
Height: 13.0 inches Weight: 15.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Lhasanese size stats at 18 months
Height: 15.0 inches Weight: 19.0 lbs
Female Lhasanese size stats at 18 months
Height: 15.0 inches Weight: 19.0 lbs

Lhasanese Owner Experiences

13 Months
9+ People
House & Yard
friendly,loving,needy & energetic
2 years, 2 months ago
11 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Love Sam, he fathered one litter and then was neutered, best dog ever. He just can‚Äôt jump on the bed! But has doggie stairs. No real health problems. Needs grooming every two months. But we bathe him regularlyūüėć I see if slowing down some, but very pampered.
6 years, 4 months ago
5 Months
2 People
He's my shadow, he is my wife's (PTSD and anxiety companion)
4 years ago
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Question - Behavior

I believe my dog has some sort of anxiety & he’s not eating as much.

I'm sorry to hear this. A reduced appetite can certainly be linked to stress though we would also need to rule out a medical cause such as a sore tooth or nausea. A vet visit would be a good first step. If anxiety related, try to determine what it is making them anxious and work on building their confidence.
3 years, 1 month ago
Book me a walkiee?
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