Top Lhasa Poo Haircuts (With Pictures!) & DIY Grooming Tips

The Lhasa Poo is one of those hybrid breeds that can flaunt a variety of cute looks. So, if you’re looking for some new Lhasa Poo haircuts to try on your pup, this guide will be the best place to start. What’s more, we’ll also be sharing with you some of our best tips and tricks on how to groom your Lhasa Poo at home. Let’s dive in!

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Lhasa Poo Haircuts: Introduction

The Lhasa Poo is a hybrid cross between the Lhasa Apso and Poodle. Although not nearly as well-known as the famous Goldendoodle or Labradoodle, the Lhasa Poo is certainly well on its way of becoming a household name in the upcoming years. They’re cute, adorable, small, and come with the signature Doodle coats, making them excellent pets for people with allergies.

Of course, there’s also the matter of what coat type your pup has. Like other Poodle mixes, Lhasa Poos can inherit a variety of coat types, depending on what traits they inherit from each of their parents. Some Lhasa Poos come with Poodle-inspired curls that are praised for their hypoallergenic qualities. Others inherit the straight Lhasa Apso coat, whereas some pups fall somewhere right in between with their wavy coats. 

The great thing about the Doodle coat is that these pups can completely change their looks with just one quick trip to the groomers. Fancy a more elaborate look to show off your Dood’s luscious locks? Or is it time to mix it up for the upcoming summer months? Maybe you’re simply unhappy with your dog’s current haircut? Fortunately, there are quite a few different Lhasa Poo haircuts that you can choose from. 

Be sure to check out these two posts for tons more Doodle haircut pictures: Part 1 (Doodle Body Haircut Styles) and Part 2 (Doodle Haircut Variations).

Top Lhasa Poo Haircuts

Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time we take a look at some of the cutest pictures of Lhasa Poo haircuts. Use these as an inspiration for your pup’s next hair appointment!

Different groomers may have different ideas of what the following types of cuts are. It’s best to show your groomer a picture of exactly what you want to avoid any misunderstandings. If any of these pictures represent what you want your Lhasa Poo to look like, be sure to bookmark this page for easy access when dropping them off at the groomer!

Below are some of the most popular Lhasa Poo haircuts that will surely inspire your Dood’s next grooming session. Simply click on the links to view photo examples of each haircut style. Viewing photos does not require an account on Instagram.

Lhasa Poo Lion Cut

This Lhasa Poo haircut is only for the bravest, most confident pups. As the name hints, the lion cut will make your pup look like a tiny, real-life lion with the distinctive fluffy mane. 

With the Lhasa Poo lion cut, the hair is kept longer on the neck, chest, head, and paws, while keeping it shorter on the body. You can even create cute poms on the tip of the tail and paws. It’s relatively easy to maintain on a daily basis, but don’t forget to regularly brush out the mane, as this part can get tangled easily.

Photo Example of a Doodle Lion Cut

  1. Lion Cut Photo 1 – As seen on a larger Doodle

Lhasa Poo Puppy Cut

Out of all the different Lhasa Poo haircuts, the puppy cut is surely one of the most well-known and popular options out there. The puppy cut is easy to achieve even for novice at home groomers, and it’s also super easy to maintain daily. 

With the Lhasa Poo puppy cut, the hair is usually cut to an even length all over the entire body. However, some people prefer to keep the head, face, and ears slightly longer. The puppy cut has gentle layers along the dog’s sides, and the facial hair is usually rounded with fringed layers.

Photo Examples of Puppy Cuts on Lhasapoos

  1. Lhasa Poo Puppy Cut Photo 1
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  3. Photo 3 – Lhasa Poo Puppy Cut with long ears
  4. Photo 4 – Before and After
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Lhasa Poo Teddy Bear Cut

One of our favorite Lhasa Poo haircuts has got to be the teddy bear cut. It’s similar to the puppy cut, but the teddy bear cut leaves your pup with a much more pronounced and rounded face. The teddy bear look is a bit more advanced compared to the puppy cut, but with some practice you’ll soon learn all the tricks of this Lhasa Poo haircut. 

Again, you can either keep the hair on the body shorter or longer. However, there should be a distinctive difference between the hair on the body and the rounded facial hair. After all, the goal is to achieve a true teddy bear look.

Photo Examples of Lhasa Poo Teddy Bear Cuts

  1. Lhasa Poo Teddy Bear Cut Photo 1
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  5. Photo 5 – Before and After; Lamb Cut with a Teddy Bear Head
  6. Photo 6 – Shorter on the body with a Teddy Bear Head
  7. Photo 7 – Lamb Cut with Teddy Bear Head

Lhasa Poo Kennel Cut/Summer Cut

The kennel cut leaves your pup with a uniformed short length all over the body, including the face, feet, and topknot. Although this look doesn’t accentuate your Lhasa Poo’s signature Doodle look, it does have many practical benefits. 

The kennel cut is super easy to achieve and maintain, as you won’t have to brush the hair as often. In addition to that, it’s a great summer cut for those super warm months, or if you live in a very warm climate. As an added bonus, you won’t find any poop bits stuck in your pup’s bum hair.

Photo Examples of Lhasapoo Kennel/Summer Cuts

  1. Lhasa Poo Kennel Cut Photo 1
  2. Photo 2 – Before and After
  3. Photo 3 – Kennel Cut with long ears

Lhasa Poo Grooming Tools

Here are 10 grooming tools you absolutely need to groom your Lhasa Poo at home.

  • Tool #1:

    Brush – Your most important grooming tool will be a good quality, sturdy, and durable brush. Depending on your dog’s coat type, you can either opt for a pin brush or a slicker brush – whichever you find works best on your dog’s hair. As you’ll be using the brush on a daily basis, opt for something that’ll withstand the regular use. Here are our top picks for Maltipoos, which also work great on Lhasa Poo hair.

    See also: Line Brushing: Prevent Your Doodle From Being Shaved (Video Tutorial)

  • Tool #2:

    Comb – In addition to a good brush, you’ll also be needing a great, sturdy comb that’ll help you target those stubborn knots and tangles hiding deep inside the fur. A comb is also crucial for brushing through more delicate, harder to reach areas like the face, muzzle, ears, paws, and belly.

  • Tool #3:

    Dog ClippersIf you’re really serious about grooming your Lhasa Poo at home, a good set of dog clippers is an absolute must in your at home grooming kit. With these, you’ll be able to create some gorgeous Lhasa Poo haircuts in no time. If you’re not sure which clippers to choose, you’ll find some excellent product recommendations from this guide.

  • Tool #4:

    Scissors – When it comes to Lhasa Poo haircuts, clippers will obviously do most of the job. However, a pair of scissors is still necessary for those final touches. You’ll also want to reach for dog-safe scissors when trimming smaller and delicate areas around the face, ears, muzzle, and paws. In fact, we’ve created a full guide on the best dog scissors on the market.

  • Tool #5:

    Dog Shears – Dog shears might look like your regular pair of scissors, but don’t let this fool you. Dog shears a.k.a thinning shears will literally turn any dog owner into a professional groomer. Thinning shears work their magic by blending in the different lengths of hair that you’ve already cut. Goodbye that chopped look, and hello gorgeous Lhasa Poo haircuts!

  • Tool #6:

    Detangler Spray – One of the best kept secrets of Doodle owners and Doodle groomers is a dog detangler spray. Simply spray this on your Dood’s hair before giving them a thorough brush, and see for yourself – the time you’d otherwise spent on all of those pesky knots and tangles will be cut in half. We love dog detangler sprays so much that we’ve even created a buying guide with our favorite products.

  • Tool #7:

    Shampoo – A great shampoo not only thoroughly cleanses your dog’s coat and skin from any dirt and grime, it can also be used as a targeted treatment for various skin and coat concerns. For instance, there are dog shampoos for skin sensitivities and dryness, dander control, flea and tick shampoos, and many others. Our ultimate dog shampoo guide has them all.

    See also: How to Bathe a Doodle: Step-by-Step Ultimate Guide + Things You’ll Need

  • Tool #8:

    Nail Clippers – To prevent ingrown nails, injury, and infections, make sure to routinely trim your dog’s nails. You can do this with either dog nail clippers or with a nail grinder. Be sure to check out our article on How To Trim Dog Nails, where we share our best tips, tricks, and product recommendations.

  • Tool #9:

    Ear Cleaning Products – Although the signature floppy Doodle ears are definitely cute to look at, they come with the added risk of ear infections due to their restricted airflow. Make sure you keep your dog’s ears clean and dry at all times. We recommend you also purchase a dog ear cleaner to properly cleanse your Dood’s ears and prevent ear infections.

    See also: Dog Ear Infection Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention for Doodles.

  • Tool #10:

    A Grooming Table – If you’ve already put together your Lhasa Poo’s at home grooming kit, we strongly advise you to also purchase a dog grooming table or build one yourself.

    A dog grooming table is great for a few different reasons. Most importantly, it keeps your pup still and safely put while you get to use both hands when grooming, provided that your grooming table comes with an adjustable arm and a leash. In addition to that, it’ll save you from a lot of back pain, since you won’t have to bend down to your dog’s level.

     

How Often Do Lhasa Poos Need To Be Groomed?

Like other Doodles, Lhasa Poos are high maintenance when it comes to their grooming requirements. They need their regular brushing sessions, nail trims, haircuts, bathing, and whatnot. 

Obviously, staying on top of your Lhasa Poo’s grooming routine can become overwhelming quite fast, regardless if you do it yourself or take your dog to a professional groomer. 

Here’s a sample Lhasa Poo grooming schedule you can follow to keep your dog always looking gorgeous. You can tweak this based on your dog’s lifestyle and skin conditions, but this usually works for most Doods.

  • Brushing: Ideally every day, or at least 3 to 4 times a week.  
  • Nail Trimming: Every week or every other week.  
  • Hair & Ear Hair Trimming: Every 4 to 8 weeks. 
  • Ear Cleaning: Clean and dry the ears after every swim or shower. Use a dog ear cleaner weekly.  
  • Bathing: Before every haircut, or more/less frequently than that. Consider your dog’s skin conditions, lifestyle, and hair length. 

Lhasa Poo Grooming Tutorials

If you’re ready to take matters into your own hands and start grooming your Lhasa Poo at home, you might want to check out our How To Groom A Doodle At Home online course. It’s a comprehensive self-study course with over 75 minutes of video grooming demonstrations, and it comes with lifetime access. 

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You’ll learn all about the ins and outs of at home Doodle grooming. We discuss the grooming equipment, tips and techniques, grooming prep, precautions, and anything else that a professional dog groomer won’t teach you. 

Lifetime access to this online course will cost you less than what you’d expect to pay at a professional dog grooming salon every time your pup needs a little pampering. A pretty great deal, we must say! 

Lhasa Poo Haircuts: Final Thoughts

Choosing a haircut for your Lhasa Poo is definitely not going to be an easy task. As fellow Doodle owners, we know how all of those cute looks make it even harder to decide. So, when choosing between all the different Lhasa Poo haircuts, consider your dog’s lifestyle, but also what climate you’re living in, and how much time you’re willing to spend on daily coat care and maintenance. Other than that, regardless of the Lhasa Poo haircut you choose, you can rest assured knowing that your pup will look absolutely adorable. 

The information on this page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional groomer advice. Always seek the advice of your groomer, veterinarian, or other qualified animal health provider with any questions you may have.

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