Family: companion, herding
Area of origin: Tibet
Original function: companion, watchdog
Average size of male: Ht: 10-11, Wt: 13-15
Average size of female: Ht: 10-11, Wt: 13-15
Other names: none
Lhasa Apso Dog Temperament
Despite his lap-dog appearance, the Lhasa is a tough character. He is independent, stubborn and bold. Although he is eager for a romp or game, he will be happy as long as he is given exercise. He will also happily snooze beside his owner. These characteristics make him an excellent small companion in adventure. He is somewhat reserved with strangers.