Westie-Laso Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Westie-Laso so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginScotland flagScotland Tibet flagTibet
Other Names
What other names does the Westie-Laso have?
West Highland LhasaWesti Lhaso
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Westie-Laso Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Westie-Laso puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Westie-Laso?
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Westie-Laso, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Westie-Laso for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Westie-Laso gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Westie-Laso? How many Westie-Laso are there in the world?
Average: The Westie-Laso is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Westie-Laso Size

Size
Is a Westie-Laso small, medium or large dog?

How big do Westie-Laso get?

Small
Weight
How much does the Westie-Laso weigh? How much should the Westie-Laso breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Westie-Laso?
Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Westie-Laso?
Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Westie-Laso? Westie-Laso height:
Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Westie-Laso?
Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Westie-Laso Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Westie-Laso have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Westie-Laso's coat?
RedYellowBrownWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Westie-Laso and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Westie-Laso requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Westie-Laso is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Westie-Laso dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the West Highland Lhasa?
Westie-Lasos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Westie-Laso need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Westie-Laso every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Westie-Laso Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Westie-Laso have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertDevotedIntelligentObedientSpiritedAssertiveFriendlyLivelyPlayfulSteadyAffectionateCourageousIndependent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Westie-Laso? Is the Westie-Laso breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Westie-Laso ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Westie-Laso dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Westie-Lasos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Westie-Laso is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Westie-Laso sensitivity:
Sensitive: Westie-Lasos don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Westie-Laso a good family dog?
High: Westie-Lasos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the West Highland Lhasa need? Westie-Laso social needs:
Westie-Lasos are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Westie-Laso dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my West Highland Lhasa bark?
A lot: Westie-Laso is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Westie-Laso good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Westie-Lasos are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Westie-Laso dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Westie-Lasos strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Westie-Laso bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the West Highland Lhasa? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Westie-Laso? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Westie-Laso has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Westie-Laso has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Westie-Laso? How much bite force does a Westie-Laso have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Westie-Laso bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Westie-Laso do?
Westie-Lasos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Westie-Lasos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Westie-Laso to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Westie-Laso roam?
Westie-Lasos have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Westie-Laso have high prey drive?
Westie-Lasos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Westie-Lasos are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Westie-Laso good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Westie-Laso breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Westie-Lasos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Westie-Laso be left alone?
Westie-Lasos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Westie-Laso Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Westie-Laso temperament with other people:
Westie-Lasos are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Westie-Laso dogs get along with other pets? Are Westie-Laso dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Westie-Lasos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Westie-Laso dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Westie-Laso temperament with children:
Westie-Lasos are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Westie-Laso dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Westie-Laso breed live with a cat?
Westie-Lasos are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Westie-Laso good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Westie-Laso dogs get along with other dogs?
Westie-Lasos are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Westie-Laso can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Westie-Laso breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Westie-Laso breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Westie-Lasos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Westie-Lasos good office dogs? Do Westie-Lasos make good office friendly dogs? Can Westie-Lasos be office dogs?
No
Westie-Laso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Westie-Laso dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the West Highland Lhasa temperament with senior people? Are Westie-Laso dogs good for elderly owners?
Westie-Lasos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Westie-Laso Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Westie-Laso dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Westie-Lasos are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Westie-Laso breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Westie-Laso breed? Most common health risks of Westie-Laso:
AllergiesCherry EyeFamilial Inherited Renal DysplasiaKeratoconjunctivitis SiccaPatellar LuxationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Sebaceous AdenitisAtopic DermatitisCataractsCraniomandibular OsteopathyGloboid Cell LeukodystrophyHyperplastic DermatosisInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)Legg-perthes DiseasePulmonary FibrosisWhite Dog Shaker Syndrome
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Westie-Laso breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Westie-Laso see the vet?
Rare
The Westie-Laso should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Westie-Laso dogs live? How old can a Westie-Laso be? What is the age limit of the Westie-Laso? How many years can the oldest Westie-Laso live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Westie-Laso?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Westie-Laso: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Westie-Laso breed hypoallergenic?
No
Westie-Lasos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Westie-Laso have? What is the activity level of the Westie-Laso?
Westie-Lasos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Westie-Laso need? How much exercise do Westie-Laso dogs require per day?
Westie-Lasos have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Westie-Laso breed need?
Westie-Lasos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Westie-Laso need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Westie-Laso breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Westie-Laso? How much food should I feed my Westie-Laso?
1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Westie-Laso risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Westie-Laso's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Westie-Laso's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Westie-Laso has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Westie-Laso drool?
The Westie-Laso is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Westie-Laso could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Westie-Laso.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Westie-Laso As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Westie-Laso be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Westie-Laso is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Westie-Laso be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Westie-Laso be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Westie-Laso is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Westie-Laso be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Westie-Laso is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Westie-Laso be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Westie-Laso is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Westie-Laso be a boat dog?

Not really

Westie-Laso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Westie-Laso be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Westie-Laso is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Westie-Laso dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Westie-Laso Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Westie-Laso pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Westie-Laso breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Westie-Laso: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Westie-Laso have in a litter? How many puppies can the Westie-Laso breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Westie-Laso have? How many puppies can a Westie-Laso give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Westie-Laso Recognition

AKC Group
Is Westie-Laso recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Westie-Laso recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Westie-Laso breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Hybrid ClubDesigner Breed RegistryDesigner Dogs Kennel ClubInternational Designer Canine Registry

Westie-Laso Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Westie-Lasos are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Westie-Lasos are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Westie-Laso breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Westie-Laso is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Westie-Lasos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Westie-Lasos are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Westie-Lasos are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Westie-Lasos are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Westie-Lasos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Westie-Lasos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Westie-Lasos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Westie-Laso's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Westie-Lasos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Westie-Laso is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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