Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

About The Breed

The Lhasa Apso has a large dog personality for being a small dog. Loyal and loving, Lhasa Apsos’ are protective of their family. They make excellent watchdogs while still being friendly and playful. They’re known for their long flowing coat which can require regular and even daily brushing to keep their coats well groomed and maintained. Their coats come in a variety of colors such as slate, white, honey, black, and parti-color. They enjoy being around their family and even do well with children. They’re not the most energetic dogs, but they love to go on short walks on a daily basis.

The Lhasa Apso breed is at least a thousand years old and originated in Tibet. They were used as watchdogs for palaces and monasteries. The Lhasa Apso has been associated with the Dalai Lama and with the Fourteenth Dalai Lama giving them as gifts helped the breed become popular in America.
Right Choice?
If the Lhasa Apso is the dog of choice for you, then you will have a companion that will be your family’s loyal guardian who loves to spend time with you and your family.
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Non-sporting dog
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Regular brushing
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Adult Height:
10-11 inches at shoulder

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Adult Weight:
12-18 lbs

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12-15 years

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