There are so many designer dogs’ breeds out there these days and it’s hard to keep track of all of them. Every time you turn around, some new cross is coming on the scene. But there is good reason why these dogs are so popular. When you cross two different dog breeds, you get a very sturdy and often very attractive dog. One of these animals, the Lhasa Apso Poodle Mix, has really made a name for itself over the years. Also known as the Lhasapoo, these dogs are highly sought after for their hypoallergenic qualities. Many people that simply can’t own dogs, due to their allergies are finding companionship with the Lhasapoo.
The color coats of these dogs is wide ranging and can come in many different shades. But white is one of the most common color types and most breeders find it the most attractive. But no matter the color, all of these dogs are simply adorable. One of the oldest designer dogs, the Lhasapoo has been around some 20 years. While many think this dog is a breed all to itself, in fact it’s a cross between two. These dogs are not recognized by any mainstream kennel clubs, but there are some designer clubs that list the Lhasapoo.
These fun loving dogs make very good companions, but might be a bit shy around strangers. So you need to socialize them at a young age, to help curb their sometimes shy nature. They can also be stubborn and independent at times and will have to be worked with in order for them to become a more well-rounded pet. But these dogs do learn fast, even at an early age. This is great because you can start working with your new puppy the minute you bring them home. House training should not be an issue with these dogs and they will often learn in a few days not to use the house as a restroom.
So if you are looking for a small to medium sized dog that is hypoallergenic, this is surely the dog for you. But make sure you have the time to take up with this very independent animal.
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