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Kyi Leo

One of the newest breeds to enter the dog world, the Kyi Leo is a small, solidly built animal with a profuse covering of long hair and an alert, friendly face. Usual coat coloration is black and white, but other colours are also commonly seen.

History of Kyi Leo

The ancestry of this newcomer is in no doubt at all: it is the result of crossings between the Lhasa Apso and the Maltese. Originating in California, the Kyi Leo is specifically designed for life as a companion dog and does not regard the lack of a garden or yard as a particular hardship.


The Kyi Leo is an “easy-care” dog. Its long coat does require frequent brushing to remain in good condition but no clipping is necessary.

Identification keys of Kyi Leo

  • pendent, well-covered ears
  • straight or slightly wavy hair
  • hair forms parting on back
  • well-muscled physique
  • pronounced stop

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