Quick Facts

Lifespan – 12 to 16 Years. Like most smaller dogs, a La Chon has a long lifespan.

Activity Level – Moderate. Not highly active but likes to play games. La Chons also like to chase other animals and are highly active.

Potential Height – 10 to 18 Inches Tall. The height varies greatly from dog to dog and depending upon whether it is a male or female.

Potential Weight – 8 to 20 Pounds. The weight of a La Chon varies greatly in comparison to other dog breeds.

Barking – Moderate. La Chon dogs are known to bark when playing and when someone approaches the home.

Shedding – None to a Little. La Chon dogs are known to be dogs that do not shed at all. However, they may shed a little bit during the spring and fall when the seasons are changing.

Family Friendly – Yes. La Chons really play well with children and consider themselves part of the family.

Pet Friendly – Moderate. Many La Chons do no long for the companionship of another dog and are perfectly content without another dog in the picture.

Furry Facts

Breed Origins – The La Chon is a mixed breed that does not have an extensive history yet. However it is a mix between a Lhasa Apso and Bichon Frise. Both the Bichon Frise and Lhasa Apso have a long and detailed history. Lhasa Apso are thought to be descendent from a type of mountain wolf. They were used by Buddhist monks for many years and were never sold. They were only given as gifts by Dalai Lama’s. Lhasa Apso’s first came to the United States when a small group of them were given to individuals that moved to the United States. The Bichon Frise breed has a much more debated history. What we do know is that Bichon Frise dogs were once used by Spanish sailors to barter for goods. They were later rediscovered by Italian sailors and and quickly became popular with Italian nobility. It was not until the late 1950’s when the first Bichon Frise was born in the United States.

Fur Real Famous

Celebrity Owners – Orlando Bloom.