Lhasa Apso Breed

A pleasant, ancient, little ‘Tibetan Lion Dog’

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Lhasa Apso Breed Description

Lhasa Apso
Life Expectancy
15-18 years
Learning Rate
Litter Size
4 to 5
Dogs: 14-18 pounds
Bitches: 12-16 pounds
Dogs: 10-11 inches
Bitches: 10-11 inches
Country of Origin
AKC Sporting Dogs
FCI Group IX.: Companion and Toy Dogs
TKC Utility
Other Names
Bark Lion Sentinel Dog, Lhassa Terrier, Abso Seng Kye
Lhasa Apso

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.

Lhasa Apso 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.


Lhasa Apso dog

The Lhasa Apso is a hardy, assertive dog. It makes a good pet; it is lively, friendly and devoted. It has a fine sense of hearing. This dog makes a very good watchdog with a loud, persistent bark, which gives the impression to intruders of a much larger dog. It is naturally suspicious of strangers. It may be noisy and too nervous around children and strangers.

Lhasa Apso dog

It is affectionate with its master, but will not tolerate rough or badly behaved children. It responds to motivational training. It may be obstinate, but generally it is very obedient to its master. This breed is inclined to fight if it is not the only dog in the house. Dislikes being alone and can be snappish if surprised or peeved.

The Lhasa Apso doesn’t demand much exercise. It loves to walk and scramble about, but it will be fitter and happier if given regular opportunities to run free and play.


Lhasa Apso colors

Solid golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate or smoke, black parti-color, white or brown.


Lhasa Apso coat

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.

Health Issuess

Health Issues

Generally a very healthy dog. It may have skin problems if the coat is not kept free of parasites, proper grooming is therefore essential. Also kidney problems and eye problems are less common issues which your vet can notice. To minimize the risk of your Lhasa Apso developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Lhasa Apso puppy from a reputable breeder.

Living Environment

The Lhasa Apso will live happily in an apartment. It is active and playful indoors and therefore does not require a yard even.

Living environment

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