The Lhasa Apso is a shaggy little dog that looks like a small version of the Old English Sheepdog. It has the characteristics of keen watchfulness, and very hardy. It is a very intelligent, lively, friendly and affectionate little dog.
This breed is easily trained and responsive to kindness. Its beautiful dark eyes are appealing as it waits for some mark of appreciation for its efforts. The Lhasa Apso is happy, usually long lived, adaptable and makes a good family dog.
Solid golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate or smoke; black parti-color, white or brown.
Top coat long, heavy, straight and hard, moderate undercoat. The long coat parts at the spine and falls straight on either side. No trimming or stripping is needed, although when in full coat, it needs to be brushed about once a day to keep its coat from matting. Dry shampoo as necessary. This breed is an average shedder.
Generally a very healthy dog. It may have skin problems if the coat is not kept free of parasites. It has a slight tendency to get hip dysplasia, also kidney problems and eye problems. To minimize the risk of your Lhasa Apso developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a puppy from a reputable breeder.