Breed Information

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy breed with a beautiful cloak of hair that parts down their back from head to tail. Their temperament is unique: joyful and mischievous, dignified and aloof. An independent breed, the Lhasa’s goal in life is not necessarily to please their master. Popular in the show ring, the breed also excels at activities that provide constant challenges, such as agility. Bred as indoor watchdogs for hundreds of years, Lhasas can be suspicious of strangers, so early socialization is critical. They thrive living with adults or families with older children, and enjoy regular walks. A long-coated breed, they also require frequent grooming. Many pet owners enjoy keeping their Lhasa in the shorter “puppy cut.”

Breed characteristics

A few facts about this lovable breed

Lhasa Apso's Average Weight

Weight

Average weight is 12 - 18 lbs

Lhasa Apso's Average Height

Height

Average height is 11 - 18 inches

Lhasa Apso's Personality

Personality

comedian and well balanced