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Lhasa Apso

"Bira"

Lhasa Apso profile

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Lifespan: 14-16 Years

Avg height: Up to 25cm.

Avg weight: 6-7kg

Coat type: Long straight hair, with a thick undercoat.

Coat coloursBlack, golden, brown, sandy, dark grizzle, honey.

Originally bred for: Guard dog for Tibetan monasteries, companion.

Breed traits: Fearless, assertive, devoted, loyal. 

A little about the Lhasa Apso

 

The Lhasa Apso was originally bred as a watchdog for temples and monasteries. They carry some of these protective instincts into today, meaning they can be stubborn and vocal at times. However, they are also affectionate and fiercely loyal. 

 

LHASA APSO HEALTH INFORMATION

The Lhasa Apso is predisposed to the following health conditions: Patellar Luxation, Canine Hip, and Elbow Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Cherry Eye, Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Familial Inherited Renal Dysplasia.