This is Lacey at 3 years old. "Her mother was a purebred Lhasa Apso, and her father was a purebred chocolate Lab. They were neighbors, both breeding dogs. Well, I don't need to tell you the story, I am sure you have heard it a thousand times.”
“We now have a wonderful dog with the temperament of an angel. She is a mid-sized dog. When my daughter was 4 months old and learning to crawl, she managed to get hold of Lacey in an unmentionable place. Lacey didn't even get up, just yelped once. My mom had to pry the 4-month-old’s death grip off.”
“We have had nothing but complications with her, though. She is built like a Lab, but her insides are that of a Lhasa. So having puppies would surely kill her. This is not a safe dog to breed."
The Lab Apso is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Lhasa Apso and the Labrador Retriever. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.