Hybrid Breed

Lhasa Apso + Maltese


Lhasa Apso and Maltese Mix - a hybrid breed.

This is a mix of two of the most popular hypoallergenic breeds - the Lhasa Apso and the Maltese. The Lhasa Apso is a Tibetan breed that was once used as a guard dog in Buddhist monasteries. The Maltese is a Mediterranean breed that has been favored by nobles for centuries. These two breeds were combined to create a small, beautiful and intelligent dog that is also suitable for people with allergies.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Lhasa Apso-Maltese mix is a small dog that weighs between 3 and 4 kg. The shoulder height is 15 to 20 cm, and the body length is 20 to 25 cm. They have a short, dense coat that is white or cream in color. The ears are long and pendulous, and the tail is curled over the back.

Alternate Name -
Origin Tibet / Malta
Life expectancy 12 - 16 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Lhasa Apso and Maltese mix - Such is probably his nature.

Lhasa Apso and Maltese mixes are absolutely adorable creatures that bring so much joy and happiness into your life. They are also great family dogs that get along with everyone in your household, including other pets and children. Although they are small, these dogs have big personalities and are not afraid to use their voices - which can sometimes be a bit much for some people. However, if you're looking for a lively, loving companion, a Lhasa Apso-Maltese mix is the perfect dog for you.

Lhasa Apso and Maltese mixes are very loyal and affectionate to their families. They are also very playful and active, which means they need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. If you lead an active lifestyle, then this type of dog is for you. However, if you are more of a homebody, you may want to consider another mix breed.

As far as keeping them goes, Lhasa Apso and Maltese mixes are not too demanding. They are relatively low maintenance dogs that don't need a lot of grooming. However, they do need to be brushed regularly to prevent mats and matting from forming in their coats. These dogs are also very adaptable and can live in a small apartment as well as a large house. As long as they get lots of love and attention, they will be happy anywhere.


  • affectionate
  • animatedly
  • suspicious
  • confidently
  • sensitive
  • educable
  • compliantly
  • sociable
  • lighthearted


  • Family Dog
tibetan flag maltese flag

What diseases can occur in Lhasa Apso and Maltese mix.

The Lhasa Apso-Maltese mix is a cross between the Lhasa Apso and Maltese breeds. This cross is also known as the Lhasamalt, Malti-Lha or Maltese-Lhasa. The Lhasa Apso-Maltese mix is a small dog with a short coat that is either straight or wavy. The coat is usually white, but can also be cream, black or brown. The eyes of the Lhasa-Apso Maltese mix are usually dark brown.

The Lhasa-Apso Maltese mix is a good watchdog and loyal to its family. However, this mixed breed can be jealous and sometimes aggressive towards other dogs. It is important to socialize the Lhasa-Apso-Maltese mix at a young age to prevent these behaviors.

The Lhasa-Apso-Maltese mix is a healthy breed, but there are some health problems that have occurred with this mixed breed. These conditions include patellar luxation, trichiasis and entropion. Patellar luxation is a condition where the kneecap slides out of position. This can be painful for the dog and may require surgery. Trichiasis is when the eyelashes grow in the wrong direction and irritate the eye. This can be painful for the dog and may require surgery to correct. Entropion is a condition where the eyelid rolls inward. This can irritate the eye and may need to be surgically corrected.

The Lhasa-Apso-Maltese mix has an average life expectancy of 12-15 years. With proper care and nutrition, this mixed breed can live a long and healthy life.

The Lhasa Apso Maltese mix is a small dog with a dense, long coat. The coat is white with light brown markings. The Maltese portion of the mix can make the coat feel slightly silky. The Lhasa Apso in the mix gives the dog a strong build and a proud, confident appearance.

Fur length long - medium
Fur wavy
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Triangle
Tail rolled up - fanned out
Anatomy slim, dainty
Size ♀ 20 - 25 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 20 - 25 cm
Weight ♂ 3 - 8 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Seniors
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    The hip dysplasia or hip joint dysplasia of the dog (HD) is a maldevelopment of the hip joint.

  • 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.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • Heart disease

    Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • A Lhatese typically has a long, silky coat that is either white, cream or tan in color. They may also have some black or gray markings on their face and body. These dogs usually have a wedge-shaped head, a black nose, and dark brown eyes. Their ears are long and floppy, and they have a long, fluffy tail.

  • A Lhatese usually weighs between 3 and 4 kg. The shoulder height is 15 to 20 cm, the body length is 20 to 25 cm.

  • Lhateses are usually gentle, loving and playful dogs. They get along well with children and other pets and are loyal and affectionate companions.

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