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Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a long-coated, sturdy little dog. They are slightly longer than they are tall. They come in a variety of colours: golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate, smoke, parti-colour, black, white or brown. Adult males measure 25cm and adult females slightly less. They weigh 6-7kg when fully grown.

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for non-experienced owners
  • Basic training required
  • Enjoys gentle walks
  • Enjoys walking half an hour a day
  • Small dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming daily
  • Hypoallergenic breed
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Guard dog. Barks and alerts
  • Great with other pets
  • Great family dog
Lhasa Apso is standing and the wind is blowing a fur

Personality

The Lhasa Apso dog is loyal and trustful. They get along well with children and other dogs. As a breed they can be independent and are wary of strangers, but with patience and consistency they can become relatively obedient. They are quite sensitive and so do not respond well to raised voices.

Three Lhasa Apso are lying on the grass

History and Origins

The Lhasa Apso dog breed was bred in Tibet, by the holy men and the nobles, for at least two thousand years. They were used as watchdogs in the temples and monasteries. The people of Tibet greatly respected these little dogs, as they believed they were the reincarnations of the holy lamas. They were never sold or bought but given as gifts, and it was considered a great honour to receive one.

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