Breed: Lhasa Apso
Height: 10-11 in
Weight: 13-15 lb
favors one master, quiet, independent, affectionate.
Origin: Tibet, 600s. They are an ancient breed, named for
the sacred city of Lhasa. Their name means lion dogs.
These dogs were watchdogs inside the home, alerting the
outdoor watchdogs to any strange or suspicious noises.
This little dog believes itself to be much larger than its
10 inches! They have a long coat that is wavy, straight,
and thick. If allowed to grow, the hair covers the eyes
and face, giving the Lhaso Apso a beard and mustache. It
requires weekly grooming care to keep it free from tangles
(their coat can be clipped short in order to minimize
grooming attention). Colors: gold, sand, honey with black
tips on ears, tail and beard. These are just some of the
possible colors. The Lhasa requires daily exercise, but
only minimal daily exercise is needed; roaming freely
about the house or apartment is sufficient. These dogs are
happy just to be near their master. Great companion for
singles, elderly and those living in an apartment.
Training: socialization and obedience. Quick to bark at
strangers and odd noises, the Lhaso Apso is an alert
watchdog. Should sleep indoors. Tail is covered in long
hair and is held curled over the back. They are fair to
good with children, depending upon the individual dog.
Recommended that they be raised and socialized around
children from puppyhood. They generally are not good with
other pets - can be good if raised with them from
puppyhood. They're generally not aggressive toward strange
dogs. Their acceptance of pets and their behavior around
strange dogs will also depend upon the individual dog.