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Lhasa Apso


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. 



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. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.