The La Pom is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Lhasa Apso. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
"Bella is 2.5yrs old and weighs approx. 14 pounds in this picture. She definitely has the temperament of a Lhasa meaning she thinks that she is a large dog trapped in a small dogs body. She is extremely calm but is ready to play whenever I am. Bella absolutely loves other dogs and people. As soon as she sees another dog or a person she just has to say hello. Bella is very low shedding...I could almost say she doesn't shed at all but every once in awhile she will have a little shedding. I've tried letting her hair grow out like a Lhasa, however, the Pom in her keeps her hair from getting long enough. She almost never barks. Also she is extremely intelligent. Another thing that she has in common with the Lhasa is that she will not tell you when she has to go potty. She would never go in the house but will hold it until I let her out. Unlike my lab who barks at the door when he needs out."
ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR