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Bosapso Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Bosapso so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States Tibet flagTibet
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Boston Terrier and Lhasa Apso mix

Bosapso Size and Weight

Is a Bosapso small, medium or large dog?

How big do Bosapso get?

What is the average size of a Bosapso?

How much does the Bosapso weigh? How much should a Bosapso weight? What is the normal weight of a Bosapso? How much does a full-grown Bosapso weight?
10-25 pounds (6-11kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Bosapso?
17.5 pounds (8.5 kg)
How tall is the Bosapso? Bosapso height:
15-17 inches (38-43 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Bosapso?
16 inches (40.5 cm)

Bosapso Price and Availability

How much does the Bosapso puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Bosapso in the United States? How much money is a Bosapso?

Where to buy a Bosapso with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Bosapso, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Bosapso for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bosapso gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Bosapso? How many Bosapso are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Bosapso is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Bosapso Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bosapso? Is the Bosapso breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Bosapso ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Bosapso dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Bosapso?
Bosapso dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Bosapso good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Bosapso dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Bosapso dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Bosapso dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.

Bosapso Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Bosapso have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bosapso sensitivity:
Sensitive: Bosapso dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Bosapso a good family dog?
High: Bosapso dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bosapso need? Bosapso social needs:
Bosapso dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bosapso to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bosapso roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Bosapso is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bosapso have high prey drive?
Bosapso dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.

Bosapso Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
Average: Bosapsos, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Do Bosapso dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bosapso bark?
Average to High: The Bosapso is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Bosapso good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Bosapso in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Bosapso breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.

Bosapso Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Bosapso dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Bosapso be left alone? How long can you leave a Bosapso alone?
Bosapso dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Bosapso Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Bosapso has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Bosapso? How much bite force does a Bosapso have? How strong is a Bosapso bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Bosapso bite force: Weak. The Bosapso bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Bosapso measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Bosapso may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Bosapso being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Bosapso bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train a Bosapso puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Bosapso can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

Biting Potential
Do Bosapso bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bosapso? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bosapso? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Bosapso has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bosapso do?
Bosapso dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bosapso dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Bosapso Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Bosapso dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Bosapso is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Bosapso breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Bosapso breed? Most common health risks of Bosapso:
CataractsHeart MurmursPatellar LuxationAllergiesProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Sebaceous AdenitisDeafnessCherry EyeBrain TumorsMegaesophagusReverse SneezingFamilial Inherited Renal DysplasiaKeratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Bosapso breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Bosapso see the vet?
The Bosapso should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bosapso dogs live? How old can a Bosapso be? What is the age limit of the Bosapso? How many years can the oldest Bosapso live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Bosapso?

How long is the lifespan of a Bosapso?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Bosapso: 13 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.

Bosapso Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Bosapso have? What is the activity level of the Bosapso?
Bosapso dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Bosapso need? How much exercise do Bosapso dogs require per day?

Do Bosapso dogs need a lot of exercises?

Bosapso dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Bosapso breed need?
Bosapso dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.

Bosapso Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Bosapso need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Bosapso breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Bosapso? How much food should I feed my Bosapso?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bosapso risk for obesity:
Average: The Bosapso has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bosapso weight regularly.

Bosapso Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Bosapso have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Bosapso coats?
Black Red White BrownYellow Brindle Seal
How to groom the Bosapso and how often? How often should I take my Bosapso to the groomer?
Average: The Bosapso requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Bosapso, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Bosapso dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bosapso? Do Bosapso dogs shed a lot?
Bosapso dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Bosapso breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Bosapso need a bath? How often should you give a Bosapso a bath? Can I bathe my Bosapso every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Is the Bosapso breed hypoallergenic?
Bosapso dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Bosapso has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Bosapso drool?
The Bosapso is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Bosapso could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Bosapso.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Bosapso Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bosapso dogs get along with other pets? Are Bosapso dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bosapso dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Bosapso temperament with other people:
Bosapso dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Bosapso dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bosapso temperament with children:
Bosapso dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bosapso dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Bosapso breed live with a cat?
Bosapso dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Bosapso good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bosapso dogs get along with other dogs?
Bosapso dogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bosapso can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bosapso breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Bosapso breed suitable for first-time owners?
Bosapso dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Bosapso dogs good office canines? Do Bosapso dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Bosapso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bosapso dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bosapso temperament with senior people? Are Bosapso dogs good for elderly owners?
Bosapsos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Bosapso As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bosapso be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Bosapso is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bosapso be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Bosapso be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Bosapso is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bosapso be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Bosapso is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bosapso be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Bosapso is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bosapso be a boat dog?

Not really

Bosapso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bosapso be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Bosapso is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Bosapso dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bosapso Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Bosapso pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Bosapso breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Bosapso: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Bosapso have in a litter? How many puppies can the Bosapso breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Bosapso have? How many puppies can a Bosapso give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Bosapso Recognition

AKC Group
Is Bosapso recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Bosapso recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Bosapso Pros and Cons

  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Bosapso breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Bosapso is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Bosapso dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Bosapso dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Bosapso dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Bosapso dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Bosapsos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bosapso dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Bosapso dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Shedding Level: Bosapso dogs shed above average.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Bosapso is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Bosapso dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Bosapso is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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