Facts & Origin
Origin and history
The Lhasa Vendeen, also known as the "Lhasa Apso and Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Mix," is a cross between two fascinating breeds: the fearless and ancient Tibetan Lhasa Apso and the cheerful, rustic French Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. The Lhasa Apso has a long history as a guardian of Tibetan monasteries while the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen was developed as a running dog for hunting hares in France.
Husbandry and Suitability
Lhasa Vendeens are quite adaptable and can live in a variety of homes, including apartments, as long as they get enough exercise . They prefer mild and temperate climates, and their coats need to be groomed regularly to avoid skin problems. Overall, the Lhasa Vendeen is a well-balanced dog that brings both alertness and a zest for life. It is ideal for families and anyone who wants a loyal and cheerful companion.
|Origin||Tibet - France|
|Life expectancy||8 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||low - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and temperament
Depending on the traits they inherited from their parents, Lhasa Vendeens can be calm and composed dogs, as well as active and playful ones. They are well-suited to families and can adapt well to a variety of living conditions. They get along well with children and other dogs as long as they are properly socialized.
They are known for their confident and independent character, which comes from the Lhasa Apso side, coupled with the friendly and outgoing nature of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens. They are usually very playful and active, which makes them great companions for active families. They are also suitable for older people, as they are often less demanding than other breeds.
Education and Socialization
Raising a Lhasa Vendeen can be challenging as, like many small dogs, they can be strong willed at times. Good basic training and consistent education, as well as early socialization, are essential to ensure that your Lhasa Vendeen develops into a well-behaved and happy dog.
Health and life expectancy
As with all dog breeds, health checks are of the utmost importance for the Lhasa Vendeen. The most common health problems that can occur in these dogs often relate to eye and skin conditions. Therefore, it is important to schedule regular veterinary visits. By taking preventative measures, many problems can be avoided.
In terms of health, the Lhasa Vendeen shows good hardiness and an expected lifespan of about 12 to 15 years.
Care of the Lhasa Vendeen
When it comes to the Lhasa Vendeen, grooming is an important aspect that you need to consider. They have a long and silky coat that needs to be brushed regularly to avoid matting. It is recommended to brush them thoroughly at least once a week.
Ear cleaning and nail trimming as needed are also essential elements of grooming in the Lhasa Vendeen. Make sure their ears are cleaned and checked regularly to prevent wax buildup and possible infection. Their nails should be trimmed at least once a month.
Breeding the Lhasa Vendeen
Breeding the Lhasa Vendeen should be done responsibly and thoughtfully. Only healthy and well-mannered parents should be used for breeding to ensure that the offspring are healthy and temperamental.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The coat of this mostly mongrel is often a mixture of the long, smooth coat of the Lhasa Apsos and the harsh, dense coat of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. This results in a medium length, dense and fairly smooth coat.
In terms of color, the Lhasa Vendeen's coat can be a range of colors, including black, white, brown, gray, and any combination of these colors.
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.
Can occur in a number of breeds, regardless of genetic makeup.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Life expectancy is usually between 12 and 15 years.
This mixture requires regular care as well as regular check-ups with the veterinarian.
In principle, these dogs should be kept as pets.
They are usually very loving and affectionate and have a strong protective instinct. They are intelligent, good-natured and temperamental and will enjoy meeting new people and animals.