Lhasa Apso

A small Tibetan breed, the Lhasa Apso is an intelligent, loyal breed. Their suspicion of others makes for an excellent watchdog.

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


10-11 Inches


13-15 Lbs.


12-14 Years

Lhasa Apso Information

The Lhasa Apso is a small Tibetan dog breed.

Lhasa Apsos have a long, dense coat that can be either straight or slightly wavy. The coat is profuse around the neck and forms a “lion’s mane.” The coat can be black, white, brown, red, or cream-colored.

The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent, independent, and loyal dog breed. They make excellent watchdogs and are wary of strangers. Lhasa Apsos are relatively easy to train but can be stubborn at times.

Lhasa Apso Exercise Needs

The Lhasa Apso is a relatively inactive breed. They are content to lounge around the house and do not require a lot of exercise. A daily walk is typically all that is needed to keep them happy and healthy.

Lhasa Apso Training

The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent breed that is relatively easy to train. They can be stubborn at times but are typically willing to please their owners. Early socialization and obedience training is recommended.

Lhasa Apso Health Issues

The Lhasa Apso is a relatively healthy breed with few health concerns. Some common health issues include patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, and eye problems.

Lhasa Apso Grooming

The Lhasa Apso has a long, dense coat that requires regular grooming. The coat should be brushed at least once a week to prevent mats and tangles. The coat can be trimmed if desired but it is not necessary.

Breed Identification


Black, White, Brown, Gray, Cream Or Particolor



Breed Care


Every day


Up to 30 minutes per day


Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye), Patellar Luxation, Atopic Dermatitis, Pyloric Stenosis, IVDD, Hydrocephalus, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Hip Dysplasia

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