Facts & Origin
Westie-Laso (Lhasa Apso and West Highland White Terrier mix)
The Westie-Laso is the result of a cross between a Lhasa Apso and a West Highland White Terrier, also known as a "Westie". The Lhasa Apso originated in Tibet and was originally kept as a guard dog in monasteries. The Westie originated in Scotland and is known for its independent and courageous nature, often used as a hunter of rodents and other small animals.
Suitability and attitude
The Westie-Laso makes an excellent companion dog for many types of households. They can do well in apartments or houses with small yards, as long as they get enough exercise and mental stimulation. They usually do well with children and other pets, especially if they are well socialized from a young age.
|Origin||Tibet - Scotland|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|Activity level||low - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Westie-Laso is known for its happy and friendly character. They are lively and energetic, with a love for playing and exploring. Despite their small size, they are bold and confident, thanks to their terrier heritage. They are also very loyal and affectionate to their family, but can be reserved with strangers, a trait they inherit from the Lhasa Apso.
The Westie-Laso is a small but brave dog that proves to be a loving and loyal companion. They fit well into a variety of lifestyles and provide the perfect mix of play and relaxation. With proper care and lots of love, the Westie-Laso will undoubtedly be a joyful addition to any family.
Grooming and health
Grooming for a Westie Laso may require regular coat care to prevent matting and skin problems. They can be prone to allergies, so it is important to keep their skin and coat healthy. Health concerns that can be inherited from the parent breeds include hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, eye problems and skin problems. Regular vet visits and a healthy diet can help minimize these problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Westie-Laso are often small to medium in size, with a height that ranges from 23 to 28 centimeters and a weight of 6 to 9 kilograms. Their coat color can vary, from pure white inherited from the Westie to the darker tones of the Lhasa Apso. The coat is usually medium to long, dense and straight. Their expression is lively and curious, with dark, round eyes and a black nose.
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.
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.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
A Westie-Laso is a mixed hybrid breed created by crossing a Lhasa Apso and a West Highland White Terrier.
This mix can grow from 20 to 30 centimeters high.
The Westie Laso has a generally short, dense, and long-haired coat with a variety of color options.
He is friendly, lively, affectionate and very intelligent. They are also very loyal to their owners.
A Westie-Laso must get enough exercise at least once a day to burn off its energy and keep its body fit.