Scotti Apso

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Scotti Apso History

The Scotti Apso is a toy-sized hypoallergenic Italian variety of the Lhasa Apso. The Apso is described in the FCI standard as a “toy” or “miniature”, while the FSS (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) standard describes them as “medium”. The Scotti Apso is one of two varieties of the Apso recognized by the FCI, the other being the Grande Amore. The Apso is brachycephalic, with a rounded skull, flattened forehead, and large, dark eyes. The muzzle is square, with a slightly turned up nose. The ears are set high on the head, and hang close to the cheeks. The tail is carried low, typically between the legs, and is usually cropped short. The coat is short and fine, and comes in several colors and patterns. The head should be solid black, gray, brown, or white, while the legs and body should be white, cream, or fawn. The coat should disqualify the Apso from show competition, and is disqualified in showing. The Apso is household pet, and is not bred for showing. ## What is the history of the Shih Tzu dog breed? The Shih Tzu is a Chinese breed of small, elegant, and hardy toy or lap dog. The Shih Tzu is one of the most popular and recognizable of the many small Asian breeds of dogs. The Shih Tzu has a natural lion-like mane and beard,

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Scotti Apso Physical Characteristics

The Scotti Apso is a small, compact, long-haired, toy breed that typically stands between 9 and 11 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 6 and 9 pounds. They have a compact, muscular body, a wrinkle-face, and a round head. Their ears are erect, their tail is curled, and they have round eyes. They have a small body and short legs. Their thick coat of fur is white and consists of either tight curls or cords. They are intelligent, alert, friendly, and devoted.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Gray, Brown, White, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 13 – 22 lbs

Female Weight Range: 13 – 22 lbs

Scotti Apso Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Scotti Apso Health Concerns

Cataracts, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye), Patellar Luxation, Deafness, Pulmonic Stenosis, Familial Nephropathy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Craniomandibular Osteopathy (Lion Jaw), Atopy

Scotti Apso Temperament and Behaviour

The Scotti Apso is a small and fairly quiet breed of dog. They are devoted and loyal to their family members, but tend to be somewhat aloof with strangers. They are intelligent and are easy to train, and tend to be protective of their home and family.

Scotti Apso Activity Requirements

The Apso is a small, sturdy dog that originated in Greece. They were originally bred as companion dogs and are still very well suited to this role. A daily walk or a short play session in a secure area is a great way to keep your Apso happy and healthy. While they don’t require much running or jumping, they do benefit from some activity. A home with a fenced yard will be ideal for an Apso, as they prefer to stay close to home. They tend to be fairly low energy and may be better suited to apartment living than some other breeds. However, they do love spending time with their people.

Miles Per Day

5 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Scotti Apso is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Scotti Apso is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Scotti Apso is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Scotti Apso is part of the Unclassified group.

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