Lhasa Apso

  • Lhasa Apso
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Height: ‎10–11 in (25–28 cm)
  • Weight: 11–15 lbs (5–7 kg), Male: 13–18 lbs (6–8 kg)
  • Coat: Long, dense
  • Life Span: 12 – 14 years
  • Temperament: Fearless, Obedient, Assertive, Lively, Steady, Devoted, Energetic, Intelligent, Friendly, Alert, Spirited, Playful
  • Overview:

    The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered. Today’s Lhasa is no longer a palace guard but primarily a family companion who loyally protects his family from danger.

    Because their coats have a longer growth cycle than those of dogs with the more typical canine “double coat,” Lhasas may shed less.