Hybrid Origin: The Lhasapoo is a hybrid between a Lhasa Apso and a Poodle. Country of Origin: Lhasapoos originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Lhasapoo is a great companion for the whole family. Breed Characteristics: Lhasapoos generally have great attitudes and love to play, fetch or just lounge around. Lhasapoos are fast learners and are said to be full of courage. Lhasapoos are very intelligent and take well to positive reinforcement. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Lhasapoo is 10 - 13 years.