Dog Breed Profile

Be-Apso History

The Be-Apso is a cross between the Bichon Frise and the Lhasa Apso. The Be-Apso is a hybrid, or designer, breed that was developed by an American breeder named Jan-Michael Gambill in the early 1990s.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America


Beagle, Lhasa Apso

Be-Apso Physical Characteristics

The Be-Apso is a small, toy-sized breed of dogs that stand between 4 and 9 inches at the shoulders, and weigh between 4 and 9 pounds. They have long, thin legs and a compact, thick-set body. Their short, fine, and silky hair comes in a variety of different colors. They have a flat face with a medium nose, wide-set eyes, and a straight, pointed muzzle. Their ears are large, triangular, and pendant-shaped. They are also known for their expressive, alert, and curious expression. Be-Apsos are loving, lively, and playful, but they do get along with other pets and children.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brown, White, Black, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 14 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 12 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 10 – 20 lbs

Female Weight Range: 8 – 17 lbs

Be-Apso Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Be-Apso Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Spinal Cord Disease, Allergies, Eye Problems

Be-Apso Temperament and Behaviour

The Be-Apso is a hybrid dog that is a cross between the Beagle and the Lhasa Apso. They are a small to medium sized dog that has a short, dense coat that can be either black, brown, cream, or white. They have a long head with a square muzzle and floppy ears. Their tail is long and thick and is often carried over their back. Be-Apso’s are friendly, playful, and affectionate dogs that make great family pets. They are also intelligent and easily trained. Be-Apso’s are good watchdogs and will bark to alert their owners of strangers or unusual activity.

Be-Apso Activity Requirements

Be-Apso dogs are small, agile, and energetic. They are a mischievous pack animal that enjoys spending time with people. Be-Apsos are often described as “cat-like” because of their independence and intelligence. Be-Apsos are not very active. While they do enjoy some daily walks, they are not particularly athletic or energetic. BeApsos can be a good choice for someone who is looking for a laid-back dog that does not need a lot of exercise. BeApsos are also a great choice for apartment dwellers. They do not require a lot of room, but they will need some interaction with their owners. BeApsos do not do well if they are left alone for long periods of time. If you are considering a BeApso, be sure you have the time and energy to meet his physical and mental needs. BeApos are friendly and social, and they can become reclusive and unhappy if they are neglected.

Miles Per Day

4 miles

Activity Per Day

20 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Be-Apso is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Be-Apso is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Be-Apso is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Be-Apso is part of the Unclassified group.

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