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Lhasa Apso Breed Profile

Lhasa Apso fact file

KC Group: utility
Size: small
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: little
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Grooming: lots
Jogging partner: yes

Lhasa Apsos originated in the city of Lhasa, Tibet. There they were used to alert the monks of any intruders into their monasteries and were supposed to follow the intruder whilst barking to draw attention. Traditionally Lhasas were not exchanged for money but given as a gift where they were believed to bring good fortune

Lhasa Apso Character

An alert, lively and courageous little breed. Excellent watchdog abilities and very confident and sociable. Lhasa Apso's need supervision whilst with children as they are quite sensitive to loud noises and rough play.

Lhasa Apso Size

25cm at the shoulder, bitches should measure slightly less. Weight is between 4-7kg.

Lhasa Apso Health

The Lhasa Apso Club indicates that the breed is susceptible to a condition called Progressive Retinal Atrophy, which affects their eyesight. Other than that the breed is generally healthy and long lived, an average lifespan of 15 years being well above the norm.

Lhasa Apso Special Care

They are very confident dogs and will require you to assert your dominance over them in a kind and consistent manner. They should be supervised around young children

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