Lhasa apso

The Lhasa Apso dog breed is originally from Tibet, where they were highly regarded watchdogs in the palaces and monasteries of their mountainous homeland. Today’s Lhasa is no longer a palace guard but primarily a family companion who loyally protects their family from danger.

ven though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.

Though small in stature, the Lhasa is a sturdy and independent dog. These pups can adapt to just about any home, including apartments, and they even fit in well with novice pet parents. However, they may challenge your leadership if you don’t keep up with firm, consistent training. If you can meet the breed’s needs, you’ll have a loving, playful family member.

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs


9 to 11 inches tall at the shoulder


12 to 15 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

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Breed Characteristics



All-Around Friendliness


Health And Grooming Needs




Physical Activity