Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apso
Size
Small
Height
Males – 9.5 to 11 inches at the withers, Females – 9 to 10 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 13 to 15 pounds, Females – 11 to 13 pounds.
Coat
Long
Color
Any color
Energy
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience

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.

Did you know?

The original name of the Lhasa Apso was Abso Send Kye, meaning the "Bark Lion Sentinel Dog."

Training Lhasa Apsos

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