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Lhasa Apso

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.

Lhasa Apso Dog Care

The Lhasa is an active dog, but his relatively small size makes it possible to meet his energy needs either with short walks or vigorous play sessions in the yard, or even home. The Lhasa makes a fine apartment dog. He is not suited for outdoor living. The long coat needs brushing and combing every other day.

Lhasa Apso Dog Health

Major concerns: none
Minor concerns: patellar luxation, entropion, distichiasis, PRA,
renal cortical hypoplasia
Occasionally seen: CHD, urolithiasis, vWD
Suggested tests: knee, eye
Life span: 12-14 years

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