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Lhasanese Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginChina flagChina Tibet flagTibet
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Lhasa Apso and Pekingese mix

Lhasanese Size and Weight

Is a Lhasanese small, medium or large dog?

How big do Lhasanese get?

What is the average size of a Lhasanese?

How much does the Lhasanese weigh? How much should a Lhasanese weight? What is the normal weight of a Lhasanese? How much does a full-grown Lhasanese weight?
13-15 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Lhasanese?
14 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg)
How tall is the Lhasanese? Lhasanese height:
10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Lhasanese?
10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Lhasanese Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Lhasanese with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Lhasanese, 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 Lhasanese for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Lhasanese gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Lhasanese? How many Lhasanese are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Lhasanese 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.

Lhasanese Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Lhasanese? Is the Lhasanese breed dumb or smart?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Lhasanese obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.

The Lhasanese ranks below average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Lhasanese dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Lhasanese?
Lhasanese dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Watchdog Ability
Is Lhasanese good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Lhasanese dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.

Lhasanese Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Lhasanese have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Lhasanese sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Lhasanese dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Lhasanese a good family dog?
High: Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese need? Lhasanese social needs:
Lhasanese dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Lhasanese to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Lhasanese roam?
Lhasanese dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Lhasanese have high prey drive?
Lhasanese dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Lhasanese dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.

Lhasanese Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
Lhasaneses are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Do Lhasanese dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Lhasanese bark?
A lot: Lhasanese is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Apartment Friendly
Is Lhasanese good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Lhasanese in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Lhasanese 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.

Lhasanese Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese be left alone? How long can you leave a Lhasanese alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Lhasanese Bite Characteristics

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

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Lhasanese bite force: Weak. The Lhasanese bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Lhasanese measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Lhasanese can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

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

Low 🔽

The Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese do?
Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Lhasanese Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Lhasanese dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Lhasanese breed? Most common health risks of Lhasanese:
CataractsPatellar LuxationAllergiesProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Sebaceous AdenitisEntropionIntervertebral Disk DiseaseCherry EyeExposure Keratopathy SyndromeDistichiasisMitral Valve DiseaseCryptorchidismEctopic CiliaCleft PalateBrachycephalic SyndromeHydrocephalusFamilial Inherited Renal DysplasiaKeratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Lhasanese breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Lhasanese see the vet?
The Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese dogs live? How old can a Lhasanese be? What is the age limit of the Lhasanese? How many years can the oldest Lhasanese live?

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

How long is the lifespan of a Lhasanese?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Lhasanese: 14 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.

Lhasanese Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Lhasanese have? What is the activity level of the Lhasanese?
Lhasanese dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Lhasanese need? How much exercise do Lhasanese dogs require per day?

Do Lhasanese dogs need a lot of exercises?

Lhasanese dogs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Lhasanese breed need?
Lhasanese dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Lhasanese Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Lhasanese need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Lhasanese breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Lhasanese? How much food should I feed my Lhasanese?
1/4 to 1 cup 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? Lhasanese risk for obesity:
Average: The Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese weight regularly.

Lhasanese Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Lhasanese have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Lhasanese coats?
BlackGray Red Cream White BrownFawnYellow
How to groom the Lhasanese and how often? How often should I take my Lhasanese to the groomer?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Lhasanese requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary 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 should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Lhasanese is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best 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 Lhasanese dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Lhasanese? Do Lhasanese dogs shed a lot?
Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Lhasanese need a bath? How often should you give a Lhasanese a bath? Can I bathe my Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese breed hypoallergenic?
Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese drool?
The Lhasanese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese.

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

Lhasanese Good With

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

Lhasanese As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Lhasanese 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).

Lhasanese is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Lhasanese be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Lhasanese 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.

Lhasanese is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Lhasanese 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.

Lhasanese is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

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

Not really

Lhasanese 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 Lhasanese 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.

Lhasanese is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Lhasanese Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Lhasanese: 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 Lhasanese have in a litter? How many puppies can the Lhasanese breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Lhasanese have? How many puppies can a Lhasanese give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Lhasanese Recognition

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

Lhasanese Pros and Cons

  • Trainability: Lhasanese dogs are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Lhasanese breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Lhasanese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Lhasanese dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Lhasanese dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Lhasanese dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Lhasanese dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Lhasanese dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Shedding Level: Lhasanese dogs shed above average.
  • Office Friendly: Lhasanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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