The Latese is a hybrid dog. His parents are the Lhasa Apso and the Maltese. They are hypoallergenic, smart, sweet, and loving dog. He is relatively small. Great for singles who want companionship, older couples feeling the loneliness of the empty nest, and families with children, he will be happy living in an apartment or home with a fenced-in yard. He is rather active, and is surprisingly protective of his family. He will need a minimal amount of daily exercise.