The Kyi-Leo is a very fast and alert little dog that just loves to be around people and enjoys a really good play. They are known to be good with children.

These small dogs are known for being friendly towards other dogs and other small pets. You need to keep them well socialised from an early age for them to be good around strangers.

Kyi-Leo Facts


Exercise Requirements:      2 star rating

Good with Children:             5 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 20-30.5 cm (7-12 in)

Weight: 4-6.5 kg (9-14 lb)

Coat: Their coat is thick and long and can be totally straight or slightly curly

Colour: Just about always black and white. Might change to silver or grey colour or be brown and white

Lifespan: 13-15 years

Special Characteristics

This is a rather affectionate little dog that just loves attention and as I have already stated are very active and love to play just about all the time.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs have low exercise requirements and will use up most of their energy through play at home. One good walk a day will be enough for this lovely little dog.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: They are affectionate and loving towards their owners and form strong bonds with the whole family.

Children: Very good around children, will love to play with them.

Other Pets: Are known for being good around small pets including cats.

Strangers: Are a bit wary of strangers. They will need to be well socialised to avoid this.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: The Kyi-Leo is always looking to play and will want to do so with any other dogs that it comes across. Will always be friendly towards unknown dogs.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs are known for barking excessively and their long fur coat will need daily grooming to prevent matting. Their long coat might bring in mud and dirt into your house.

Health Risks

Not too much to mention here; slipped patella and some form of joint trouble in old age.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Kyi-Leo needs to have the time to take care of the dogs daily grooming needs and has to love to play. This dog needs play, if you don’t have time for this then do not get this dog.

More Photos

Kyi-Leo with black and white fur coat Kyi-Leo with brown and white fur coat

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