Lhasa Apso


The Lhasa Apso is small in size, with a long, thick, beautiful flowing coat. She will need to be brushed daily in order to keep the tangles away. The Lhasa also needs to be bathed frequently. Owners sometimes keep the coat trimmed short, or just trim the hair around the face. The Lhasa’s teeth need to be brushed regularly and her veterinarian should check his teeth and gums from time to time. A Lhasa Apso stands about 10 to 11 inches high and weighs 13 to 15 pounds. They are most commonly gold, cream or honey in color, although they can also be found in different colors of brown, white and black.


The Lhasa Apso is said to think she is a much bigger dog than he really is. She will be a loyal guardian for your home and family. The Lhasa Apso is said to be naturally suspicious of people she doesn’t know. She is an intelligent, independent and mischievous. The Lhasa Apso doesn’t take to children very well. You may find him nipping at them. It may be best to put the Lhasa in puppy classes to help with her training and socialization issues.

Random Facts

  • Originally from Tibet, the Lhasa Apso was used as a watchdog in palaces and monasteries throughout history.
  • The Lhasa is said to mature slowly, remaining like a puppy until the dog is around 3 years old.
  • They are not very active dogs and they enjoy the comforts of living indoors.
  • A highly independent dog, the Lhasa works to please himself, not his owners.
  • The Lhasa is well-suited for living in a condo or an apartment.
  • Many have a strong and persistent bark.
  • They have a tendency to develop separation anxiety when their owners leave the home.