Facts & Origin
Pug and Lhasa Apso mix - a hybrid breed.
The mixed breed dog born from Pug and Lhasa Apso is a very popular breed, which is mostly known for its warm and cheerful personality. These dogs are very attentive and intelligent, which means that they learn quickly and keep their owners good company. Moreover, they are very affectionate and loyal. They are not only a pleasant family member, but also a colorful accessory. Their sticking out, shaggy coat can vary in different shades, but usually combinations of black and white or gold and black. They are relatively lightweight dogs that are ideal for city living. The Pug-Lhasa Apso mixed breed is a wonderful companion and a great addition to any family life.
|Origin||Tibet - China|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Pughasa - Such is probably his nature.
A popular but rare cross is the Pug-Lhasa Apso combination, a lovable, bouncy-friendly and compact dog breed. These hybrids are unique in size and appearance and cover a wide range of traits, characteristics and stubbornness.
Pugs are considered to be comical, people-oriented, lively, passionate and charming dogs that love to be in company. The Lhasa Apso are smart, loyal, sturdy, protective and frugal. They can also be stubborn and sneaky at times. When these two breeds are combined, you get a gentle, attentive companion with a large dose of charm, energy and humor.
Pug Lhasa Apso are very playful, active and curious about their surroundings. It is important to train and encourage them so they do not follow their own set rules. With the right training and lots of love, they can be extremely well behaved. They love to get special attention and petting. Their character traits are also very pleasant - they are friendly, inquisitive and incredibly loyal.
Pug Lhas Apso are small, very compact dogs. They love to be kept warm and sleep in a comfortable environment. Unlike most other dog breeds, which are quite active, they are generally rather calm and relaxed. However, they are still very energetic and want to have fun.
These hybrids are ideal for busy families as they don't require a lot of space or care. As pets, they are cute, loving and very entertaining. Thanks to their complexity, you will never get tired of spending time with them. They are a good choice for those who are looking for a loving companion that is fun and lively.
What diseases can occur in Pug and Lhasa Apso Mix.
The Pughasa is a very popular dog and a popular choice for households, but as with any other dog breed, there are a few disease risks you should be aware of. Because crossing different breeds can result in a more variable gene pool, some inherited disorders can be passed on that would not otherwise be present.
One of the most well-known risks for Pug Lhasa Apso crossbreeds is Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. This disease occurs when blood stops flowing properly, cutting off the blood supply to the bones in the dog's hind legs. Without blood supply, the bones begin to die and begin to degenerate. Symptoms of this condition include a lame hind leg, pain and difficulty walking.
Another common condition in the Pug Lhasa Apso mix is cataract disease. Cataracts are a type of clouding of the lens of the eye that can be caused by diabetes, glaucoma or injury. Sometimes the cause is uncertain, although it can be partially inherited. A characteristic symptom of this condition is eye clouding, which can also affect vision.
There are also some more common problem that occur in Pughasa, such as respiratory problems and respiratory infections, which are accompanied by unstable breathing and coughing symptoms. Digestive problems are also possible, especially in older dogs that tend to develop allergies and intolerances to certain foods.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The coat of the Pug and Lhasa Apso mixed breed is short and dense, but it is very soft and shiny. There is no undercoat and it tends to shed mechanics and water well. The color of the coat varies depending on the puppy, although many different colors of black, gray, brown and white can be expected. They may have a speckled or spotted pattern that is generally unique and adds a touch of mysticism. It is common for these dogs to have a "brow crown", meaning that they have darker hair above the head and most keep it hidden. In some cases, spreading coloring can also be seen on the legs and back, creating a unique look.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Pughasa is a small to medium sized dog that is most popular for its good looks and golden brown coat. He has a round and compact face with lively, button-like eyes. His body is sturdy and strong, and his legs are relatively short. The head of the Pug-Lhasa Apso mix strongly resembles a Pug, but the back is more reminiscent of the Lhasa Apso. The height at withers is on average between 30 and 36 cm and the weight between 4 and 8 kg.
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.
Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.
Shortness of breath
Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.
The height at withers is on average between 30 and 36 cm and the weight between 4 and 8 kg.
The Pug and Lhasa Apso mix is a loyal, happy and playful dog. He is intelligent and will learn quickly.
The Pug and Lhasa Apso mix usually has a white or beige base color with dark markings or coverings.
The Pug and Lhasa Apso mix can be prone to respiratory disease, eye disease, and joint disease.
The Pug and Lhasa Apso mix requires regular brushing, but he is a fairly well-groomed dog and only needs an occasional bath.