Facts & Origin
Schapso: A charming mixture of the Lhasa Apso and the Miniature Schnauzer.
The Schapso is a fascinating mix (also known as a "hybrid breed") of the Lhasa Apso and the Miniature Schnauzer. The Lhasa Apso originated in Tibet and was bred as a guard dog and companion. The Miniature Schnauzer is a German breed known for its intelligence and protective instincts. The combination of these two breeds results in the unique and adorable Schapso.
Suitability and use
The Schapso is a versatile companion dog and can adapt well to a variety of lifestyles. It is suitable for families with children as well as for individuals. Due to its size, the Schapso is also suitable for apartments and city dwellings. The Shapso is known for its loyalty, adaptability and gentle nature.
|Origin||Tibet - Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|Activity level||low - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Schapso
The Schapso is known for his affectionate and devoted nature. He is usually loyal, intelligent and attentive. The Schapso can enjoy quiet and relaxed moments as well as playful and active times. He is often a good observer and can adapt well to new situations and environments. The Schapso requires loving training and consistent leadership to reach his full potential as a loyal companion.
The Schapso is a charming and lovable mix of the Lhasa Apso and the Miniature Schnauzer. With his loyal nature, adaptability and intelligence, he can be a wonderful companion for people of all ages. If you're looking for a loyal and loving companion that will fit well into a variety of life circumstances, the Schapso could be the right choice for you. Make sure you give him the love, attention and care he needs, and you will form a wonderful bond with this unique mixed breed dog.
Health and care
The Schapso can have some health problems that can be inherited from either parent breed. These include eye problems, skin problems, and joint problems. Regular veterinary examinations and a healthy diet are important to maintain the health of the Schapso.
In terms of grooming, the Schapso needs regular brushing to keep its coat free of tangles. Regular trimming of the eye area and claws is also necessary. It is important to check and clean the ears regularly to prevent infections.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Schapso combines characteristics of both parent breeds. It usually has a compact build and medium stature like the Miniature Schnauzer. The coat is often dense and may have a mixture of hair types from both breeds. It may be wavy or straight and come in a variety of colors such as black, gray, brown or a combination thereof. The eyes are usually dark and expressive.
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.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
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 Schapso is a very affectionate and playful dog that is patient and calm. It can be difficult to train at times, but responds well to positive training approach.
These dogs grow on average 25 to 38 cm tall and weigh between 4.5 and 9 kg.
These dogs need a balanced, high-quality diet to stay healthy and active. They should be fed with high quality dry food or wet food.
Yes, it needs to be brushed regularly to avoid tangles and naughty hair. It should also be encouraged to have regular brushing sessions to get it used to it.
This mix is so popular because it is a very loving, affectionate and intelligent breed that is easy to train. In addition, it is very cute and not very demanding animal that requires relatively little care.