The kimola is a hybrid dog that originates from crossing two purebreds – an American Eskimo and a Lhasa Apso. This dog has talents in guarding, competitive obedience, watchdog and obedience. He makes a good family pet because he is protective, loyal, intelligent, calm and super-friendly to everyone.
This designer dog is a small to medium size dig with a height ranging from 12 to 19 inches and weight between 16 and 40 pounds. He has a silky and thick coat that is medium in length. He is available in white, grey and cream colors, or a mixture of the three colors. This dog has a medium-sized head, almond-shaped eyes, floppy ears and a muzzle that is proportionate to his eyes and head. He tends to resemble the Lhasa Apso dogs more than American Eskimos.
The Kimola dogs are very social and friendly, and love to please their families. Their calm, patient and gentle temperament helps them to get along well with children. However, they are naturally wary of strangers, and can sometimes get aggressive. With early obedience training and socialization, these intelligent dogs can get along well with other dogs and pets in the family. They are also alert and protective and devoted, hence they can be used as watchdogs.
You have high chances of getting a healthy dog if you purchase him or her from a trusted breeder. However, your Kimola may inherit some of these health issues from its parent purebreds – eye problems, skin problems, kidney problems, allergies, LCP disease, patellar luxation and hip dysplasia. If you notice any of these problems, schedule an appointment with a veterinarian immediately for proper checkup and treatment.
These dogs are fast learners and eager to please their owners, so training them is easy. However, you have to be firm, positive and consistent in your approach. Their protective nature and natural wariness of strangers can sometimes make them aggressive, hence early training and socialization is important.
The dog’s coat needs to be brushed a few times a week with a solid bristle brush. Bathe him occasionally when he gets dirty with a dog shampoo. Check the ears for any infections and wipe them clean at least once a week. In addition, brush his teeth at least twice a week, and clip his toes when it gets too long.
Overall, the Kimola is an affectionate, friendly, intelligent, loyal and protective dog, which makes it a great family pet. It is a good choice for people who are looking for family oriented dogs with moderate physical and grooming needs, and are easy to train.