USD $600-$800 Price Avg.

Guard Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Guard Dogs
Popularity/Rank 426
Origin United States
Other Names KYE-LEO
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$800
How much does it cost to purchase a Kyi-Leo?
The price of a Kyi-Leo will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $600 to $800 per Kyi-Leo if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Kyi-Leo through a shelter.
Size Small
Weight 9-14 pounds (4-6 kg)
Height 8-12 inches (20-30 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin 1950s
Ancestry Lhasa Apso and Maltese

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Silky
Coat Colors Black, Silver, White, Yellow
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Pied, Silver, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Scissors
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Calm, Forgiving, Obedient, Peaceful, Playful, Quiet, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $0.70 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $20.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Kyi-Leo have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Kyi-Leo is a hybrid breed of dog that is a cross between the Lhasa Apso and the Maltese. It is a small, fluffy, and friendly breed that has become increasingly popular in recent years. The Kyi-Leo has an appearance that is unique to its breed, with its long fur and distinctive facial features.

The Kyi-Leo has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years, with some living up to 20 years. They typically weigh between 8 and 12 pounds and stand at around 10 inches tall at the shoulder. The coat of the Kyi-Leo can come in a variety of colors including white, cream, black, brown, gray, silver or gold.

The personality of the Kyi-Leo is one of intelligence and loyalty. They are very affectionate towards their owners and enjoy being around people as much as possible. They are also known for being quite independent which makes them great for those who don’t have time to constantly be playing with their pet.

Kyi-Leos are generally friendly towards other dogs as well as cats and children if they are properly socialized from an early age. However they can be wary of strangers so it’s important to introduce them slowly when meeting new people or animals for the first time.

The temperament of the Kyi-Leo is one that loves attention but also enjoys having some alone time too; they don’t need constant stimulation like some breeds do but still love spending quality time with their owners when given the chance!

In terms of health issues, there aren’t many specific problems associated with this breed however they may suffer from common ailments such as allergies or eye problems due to their long fur so regular checkups should be done by your vet if you own one!

When it comes to adaptability levels; this breed does well in both urban environments as well as rural ones due to its size making it easy for them to fit into most homes without taking up too much space! The benefits of owning a Kyi-Leo include having a loyal companion who will always be there for you no matter what life throws your way! They make great family pets due to their loving nature but also require minimal exercise which makes them perfect for those who lead busy lifestyles too!


The Kyi-Leo is a rare breed of dog that is thought to have originated in Burma. The breed is named after the two mountain ranges in Burma, the Kyi and the Leo. The Kyi-Leo is thought to be a cross between the Tibetan Mastiff and the Lhasa Apso. The breed was used as a guard dog by Burmese royalty and was kept as a sacred animal by Buddhist monks.

The Kyi-Leo nearly became extinct during World War II when Burma was occupied by the Japanese. Many of the dogs were killed or taken as war trophies by the Japanese soldiers. After the war, the few remaining Kyi-Leos were brought to England where they were bred with other Tibetan breeds such as the Tibetan Terrier and the Pekingese.

The Kyi-Leo eventually made its way to America where it became popular with celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. The breed has remained relatively rare, but has gained popularity in recent years due to its unique appearance and friendly temperament.