Country of Origin: Tibet
  • Activity Level: moderate
  • Grooming Level: high
  • Trainability: moderate
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Prey Drive: high
  • Watchdog: very alert
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Lhasa Apso Breed Profile








Shoulder height: 9-11 inches. Weight: 12-16 lbs

The Lhasa Apso has a top coat that is long, heavy, and straight. They have a moderate undercoat of soft fur that can become matted if not properly groomed. Their coat colors are golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, smoke, black, parti-color, white, or brown.

The Lhasa Apso is a playful, affectionate, and loyal dog breed.

They are very intelligent, playful, and great with children. Lhasa Apso are very alert and have a keen sense of hearing.

Their coat can be kept in good condition by brushing and combing daily. If not properly groomed, their thick undercoat can become matted.

The Lhasa Apso can be a stubborn and strong-willed breed with a mind of its own. They require a confident owner who can take charge.

This dog needs plenty of exercise. They enjoy playing fetch and going on walks.