Lhasa Apso
The lionhearted Lhasa Apso is a protective, loyal family companion.
Height: 9 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 12 to 15 pounds
Coat: long and straight
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
The Lhasa Apso is originally from Tibet, where he was a highly regarded watchdog in the palaces and monasteries of his mountainous homeland. Today's Lhasa is no longer a palace guard but primarily a family companion who loyally protects his family from danger. Though small in stature, the Lhasa is a sturdy and independent dog.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Apartment appropriate
Ease at being home alone
Friendly toward strangers
Heat tolerance
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Easy to groom
Energy level
General health