What Do You Call a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu Mixed Breed?


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A cross between the Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu dog breeds is typically called a Shih Apso. As with other such crosses, some individual breeders may call the mix by other names.

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The Shih Apso is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Dogs Kennel Club. A true hybrid breed Shih Apso is one that results from breeding a purebred Shih Tzu with a purebred Lhasa Apso. Both parents must have well-documented lineage for F1 hybrid recognition. Many dogs sold as Shih Apsos may be second-generation mixes or more, with more or less genetic material from each parent breed.

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