The Lhatese: A Complete Guide

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Bred from two of the world’s most famous breeds, the Lhatese is an awesome pet to have. If you’re living in small environments, the pup will be able to adapt to the living space and act accordingly.

Read this guide to see if this pup is the right one for you. We’ll show you how the pup needs to be raised and how you can train it to become more intelligent, obedient and efficient.

That being said, let’s start our guide!

Lhatese Puppies – Before You Buy…

A Lhatese laying on the couch
The Lhatese can live in a small apartment.

The Lhatese is also known as the Lamalese and the  Lhatese, the Lhatese is super sweet and super cute. They do require some patience to train, but they do make great companions and pets.

Once trained right, they will love the entire family, including all children.

If this is your first dog, I would not recommend getting a Lhatese.

Their constant need for attention and training difficulty might be a challenge for some.

While they don’t suffer from separation anxiety as much as other dogs, they want to spend a lot of time with you.

Since they are toy dogs, they can live in small apartments or houses without a backyard. So they are great for single owners or families living in urban environments.

What Price Are Lhatese Puppies?

On average, the Lhatese are about $200-$500. When it comes to medical fees, you’ll have to pay at least $300-$400 annually. But their nonmedical fees will be at least $100-$200.

How to Find Reputable Lhatese Breeders?

There is a multitude of reasons why you need to get your dog from a high-quality breeder. A good breeder will ensure that your puppy is:

  • Trained well and socialized, so it’s not too aggressive or frightened
  • Bred for having a good temperament and good health.
  • Well cared for and vaccinated.

Good breeders have happy dogs and clean premises. They will give you the registration papers for both the puppies and the mother.

And they will engage with you and ask a lot of questions to ensure that you are eligible to take care of the puppy that they’ve brought into the world.

Here are some steps you should follow to see if you’re buying your dog from a reputable breeder:

  • Make sure that your breeder gives you detailed information about your dog. They should provide their medical records, pedigree, and diet information.
  • You should ask your breeder for your dog’s Kennel Club Certificate. If they don’t have one, make sure that they have it in writing stating they’ll send it to you once they get it.
  • Visit your breeder at their home and see how they are taking care of their puppies and their parents.
  • Make sure that your breeder signs an “Application to Register a Change of Ownership” part of the registration certificate. Make sure that the date of the sale is written completely.

3 Little-Known Facts About Lhatese Puppies

  1.  The Lhasa Apso (its parent breed) has a long history and has origins based in Tibet. They have been in existence since 800 AD. During this time they lived in the Himalayan Mountains with Tibetan Buddhists for centuries.
  2. Studies have shown that Maltese dogs are good at spotting their owner’s emotions. In fact, the Maltese can create abstract representations of positive and negative emotions and determine how their owner is feeling. This makes them an amazing breed who can do more than breeds of its size.
  3. The Lhasa Apso is viewed as a gift in Tibetan communities. If you received one, chances are it was a sign of good fortune. The Dalai Lama gave a Lhasa Apso to the Emperor of China (this is where the idea of a Shih Tzu came about). Though they were often gifted, they were never sold!

Physical Traits of the Lhatese

A close up of a white Lhatese's face
The Lhatese don’t suffer from separation anxiety.

This dog has a medium coat, meaning that you’ll have to crush it at least 4 times a week. And they have large black, round eyes.

They come in 3 different colors (black, white, beige) and have a straight coat texture. Physically, you’ll realize that your Lhatese doesn’t need that much exercise.

Due to its medium fur length, you have to live in a moderate temperature climate. This dog would overheat in hot weather and would not be able to last in a -30° weather.

How Big is a Full-Grown Lhatese?

Once they reach adulthood, a Lhatese can weigh about 10-15lbs. In regards to height, they range from 10-12 lbs. While they are small dogs, a full-grown Lhatese will be alert and devoted to its family.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Lhatese?

The Lhatese has a life expectancy of 13-15 years. But you’ll have to take care of them in order for them to live this long.

Groom them correctly, set a regulated feeding schedule, and exercise them so that they can grow into a responsible and healthy adult.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Lhatese

Anyone that wants a playful and loving companion will love the Lhatese. These dogs are gentle and friendly, so they’ll get along with everyone they see.

Socialize them correctly, and you’ll see this trait more often. And they make good family pets as well, they are known for getting along with animals, children, and other canines.

Don’t mistake their small size for weakness; a well trained Lhatese makes a good watchdog! They’ll keep an eye out for unwanted people near your house, and bark to tell you if anything looks suspicious.

These affectionate and calm pooches are comfortable spending time waiting for their owners and are easy to please.

But, they do better with families that have enough time to give them the attention they need.

If they acquired more of their Maltese traits, then they’ll be easy to train. But, if they have their Lhasa Apso personality, it will take some time because they are stubborn.

Thus, is breed is good for owners who had experience training dogs in the past.

Overall, these dogs enjoy spending time with their owners and are intelligent. As long as you keep the training approach gentle, positive, and sensitive, you’ll be able to see great results.

As with any breed, you’ll have to show your Lhatese that you are the pack leader. Stay consistent, firm, and patient.

Also, make sure to use a lot of treats, rewards, and show positive reinforcement and encourage positive behavior.

The sooner you train them, the better because housetraining can be a difficult process with these dogs.

The Lhatese’s Diet

A Lhatese sleeping with a blue teddy as a pillow
The Lhatese is a great dog for small families.

To give your dog the best nutrition, select a high-quality dog food brand that’s available.

Speak to your vet first if you plan on feeding your pet a raw diet or a homemade diet. They can help you see if you’re giving them the right balance of nutrients.

Once you find some quality dog food, feed them at least ¼ to 1 cup a day. Divide this to at least two servings a day.

Depending on their activity level, size, and age, your Lhatese might extra or less food. If you don’t know how much food they need, speak to your veterinarian.

After adding organic canned food to your pet’s diet, lower the amount of dry food. This prevents them from gaining weight and long-term health issues.

How Much Exercise Does a Lhatese Need?

Because they are an active breed, you’ll have to schedule times of the day where they can exert their energy.

Give them a multitude of toys so they can stay mentally stimulated indoors, and give them time to play and run around outside, especially if you have an enclosed and safe backyard.

You can take them out on a few walks a day. Play games with a frisbee or play fetch, to give them their required daily exercise requirements.

Taking them to the dog park is also a fun way to get them engaged.

Lhatese Health and Conditions

Like most hybrid breeds, the Lhatese can inherit some health issues from their parent breeds.

But, it’s not guaranteed that they will gain these problems, and its virtually impossible to predict one canine’s health.

Here’s a list of some of the most common health problems the Lhatese will face:

As a pet parent, the best thing you can do is stay informed. Buy your Lhatese from a trustworthy breeder, and give them the care and love they need to thrive.

Special Treats

The Lhatese can have a famously stubborn streak, but there’s one guaranteed way of getting around that – snacks!

However, with canine obesity on the rise and dogs not knowing their own limits proving a real problem, a responsible owner needs to make sure that the limits of a Lhatese are respected, and that special treats are all the more special thanks to scarcity as much as flavor.

Dogs who are constantly given goodies can’t help but end up spoilt, and the Lhatese is especially susceptible to this.

This crossbreed is especially easy to encourage with food and snacks. Although a picky eater at mealtimes, the Lhatese isn’t fussy when it comes to special treats, so steer them clear of genuinely dangerous snacks like chocolate or grapes – these are toxic to all dogs.

Avoiding both natural and processed sugars altogether comes highly recommended, but you can overcome this with a vitamin-rich, sweet and sticky alternative – honey.

A couple of nuts, or a piece of fruit, dipped in honey makes a delicious and sweet treat for your Lhatese – a special reward for good behavior or a job well done.

Fruit pieces, especially of melon, banana or apple, can help your Lhatese to enjoy not only a tasty sweet treat but also a boost to vitamins and fiber intake that helps them stay active and healthy.

Just make sure the pieces aren’t too big, or this can cause a choking hazard.

My Final Thoughts On The LhateseA white Lhatese

To conclude, we believe that the Lhatese is a great dog for small families and single home apartments.

As a dog owner, you need to keep them mentally trained to understand your command and act as a respectful dog.

Ultimately, buy this dog if you want a small happy fluffy companion in your home!

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