Lhasa Apso is a small dog breeds originally from Tibet, where this dog was a highly regarded watch dog in the palaces and monasteries of his mountainous homeland. Now a day’s Lhasa is no longer a palace guard but primarily a family companion pet that loyally protects his family from danger. Though small pet in stature, the Lhasa is a sturdy and independent family dog.
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- Life expectancy: 12 – 14 years
- Origin: Tibet (China)
- Temperament: smart, comical, confident pet
- Height: Male: 10–11 Inches, Female: 9–11 Inches
- Weight: Male: 12–18 pounds, Female: 11–17 pounds
- Colors: all dog color
- Group: Non-sporting Group
LHASA APSO MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS
|Litter size||average 4 to 6 pups maybe larger|
|Life span||12-14 years|
LHASA APSO DOG
The Lhasa Apso a cute dog, longer than it is tall. The dog head is well covered with a good fall over the eyes, with whiskers and beard, imparting a dignified, almost lion-like look. Dog bite should be either level or slightly undershot. This pet coat is heavy, straight, long, and hard.
The lavishly coated Lhasa Apso is a thousand-year-old dog who served as sentinels at palaces and monasteries isolated high in the Himalayas. Intelligent, Smart, confident, and complex, Lhasas are family comedians like Maltese dogs but regally aloof with strangers.
LHASA APSO TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE
- Friendly toward Strangers.
- Despite its lapdog appearance, the Lhasa is a tough character pet.
- The dog breeds is independent, stubborn, and bold.
- Although eager for a romp or game, this dog will be happy as long as given exercise.
- The small Lhasa Apso will also happily nap beside his or her owner.
- These characteristics make the Lhasa an excellent small companion dog in adventure.
- Although somewhat reserved with strangers, the Lhasa is not an excessive barker dog.
LHASA APSO HEALTH AND CARE
- Life expectation is 12 to 14 years.
- Major concerns: patellar luxation
- Minor concerns: entropion, distichiasis, PRA, renal cortical hypoplasia
- Occasionally seen: CHD, urinary stones, vWD, sebaceous adenitis
- Suggested tests: knee, eye
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