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Lhasa Apso

Happy, assertive and clownish, the Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy dog bred hundreds of years ago in the Himalayan Mountains. Originally an indoor guard dog, the Lhasa Apso possesses intelligence, acute hearing and an instinct for distinguishing friend from stranger. An independent breed that enjoys daily walks, the Lhasa Apso thrives with adults and older children and does best with positive training. His beautiful coat needs frequent grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The original name of the Lhasa Apso was Abso Send Kye, meaning the "Bark Lion Sentinel Dog."
Lhasa Apso
  • Size Small
  • Height Males – 24 to 28 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 22.5 to 25.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 5.5 to 7 kilograms
    Females – 5 to 6 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any colour
  • Activities Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both