Goldenapso Retriever:Golden Retriever and Lhasa Apso Mix

Hybrid Breed

Golden Retriever + Lhasa Apso


Origin and history

The Goldenapso Retriever descends from two notable breeds - the Golden Retriever and the Lhasa Apso.

Golden Retrievers are known for their excellent rescue and assistance dog skills, while Lhasa Apsos are prized for their alertness and courageous character. The blend of these two breeds results in a friendly, intelligent, and robust dog that is equally well suited as a working or family dog.

Suitability and attitude

The Goldenapso Retriever is well suited to a variety of lifestyles. He is adaptable and gets along in both urban and rural environments. His strong bond with his owner and natural alertness make him an excellent companion and watchdog.

Alternate Name -
Origin UK - Tibet
Life expectancy 10 - 16 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level average - low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Character traits of the Goldenapso Retriever

  • Friendliness: Like the Golden Retriever, these dogs tend to be very sociable and good-natured.
  • Independence: The influence of the Lhasa Apso can be seen in an independent streak. These dogs can be headstrong at times, but also loving and loyal.
  • Intelligence: Both parent breeds are known for their intelligence, and the Golden Apso Retriever is no exception. They are quick to learn and enjoy mental challenges.
  • Adaptability: This breed is known for its ability to adapt well to different living conditions, whether in an apartment in the city or in the country.

The Goldenapso Retriever is a charming and unique dog breed that combines the friendly nature of the Golden Retriever with the independent nature of the Lhasa Apsos. With their intelligent and adaptable nature , they are an excellent choice for many different types of households.

It is important to note that the Goldenapso Retriever, like all dogs, needs regular exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. You should consider taking him on daily walks and providing him with various activities for adequate mental stimulation.

Care of the Goldenapso Retriever

The care of the Goldenapso Retriever depends greatly on the type of coat he has. If he inherits the long coat of the Lhasa Apso, regular brushing will be necessary to avoid matting. Should he inherit the coat of the Golden Retriever, weekly grooming is usually sufficient. In terms of coat brushing, owners of a Goldenapso Retriever should keep in mind that both parent breeds are prone to heavy shedding, meaning a Goldenapso Retriever will likely shed a lot.

Also, be sure to check and clean his ears regularly, as they can be prone to infection.

Health and Breeding

Like any other mixed breed dog, a Goldenapso Retriever can inherit health problems that are common in its parent breeds. Some of the most common health concerns may include hip dysplasia, eye disease, and allergies. Regular vet visits and appropriate screenings help to detect and treat these conditions early.

Breeding a Goldenapso Retriever requires experience and knowledge of both parent breeds. It is important to select healthy parent dogs with good pedigrees and temperaments. As with any breeding, potential breeders should act responsibly and ethically to ensure the welfare of the animals.

Its appearance is influenced by its parent breeds. For example, it may inherit the long, fluffy coat of the Lhasa Apsos or the short, smooth coat of the Golden Retriever. Often their coat is a mixture of their parents' coat colors, with colors such as gold, white, black and brown. Their facial expression with warm, loving eyes more closely resembles that of the Golden Retriever.

Fur length medium - long
Fur wavy
Ear shape Triangle - Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out - rolled up
Anatomy strong, slim
Size ♀ 20 - 56 cm
Weight ♀ 5 - 32 kg
Size ♂ 20 - 61 cm
Weight ♂ 6 - 34 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Blind people, Children, Seniors, Beginner, Children, Seniors
  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Elbow dysplasia (ED)

    Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.

  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • The Goldenapso Retriever can reach an age between 12 and 15 years.

  • He is a very affectionate, loyal and happy dog. He is intelligent, open-minded and affectionate towards people, but also towards other animals.

  • This dog has a medium length, shiny coat that tends to shed a lot.

  • Yes, the Goldenapso Retriever is very easy to train and he can adapt well to new environments and people. He is very intelligent and very obedient.

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