Lhasa Apso

 

Origin:

The Lhasa Apso originated hundreds of years ago in the isolated reaches of the Himalayan Mountains. It functioned primarily as a household sentinel, guarding homes of Tibetan nobility and Buddhist monasteries, particularly in or near the sacred city of Lhasa. In 1933, C. Suydam Cutting introduced the first Lhasas to the U.S. gifts from the 13th Dalai Lama.

History

The Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy breed with a beautiful cloak of hair that parts down their back from head to tail. This breed’s temperament is unique: joyful and mischievous, dignified and aloof. An independent breed, the Lhasa’s goal in life is not necessarily to please their master. Popular in the show ring, the Lhasa Apso also excels at activities that provide constant challenges, such as agility.

Color

All colors.

  • Lifespan:

    12-15 years
  • Shedding:

    moderate
  • Coat Length:

    long
  • Grooming:

    medium
  • Size:

    s
  • Color:

Behavior

  • Temperament

    Bred as indoor watchdogs for hundreds of years, Lhasa Apso can be suspicious of strangers, so early socialization is critical. They thrive living with adults or families with older children, and enjoy regular walks.

  • Barking

    Barks if Necessary

  • Adaptability

    • Adaptability to apartment living

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Good for novice owners

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates being alone

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates cold weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates hot weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Family Friendly

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Exercise needs

    • Energy level

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Exercise needs

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Playfulness

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Trainability

    moderate

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