- Male25 – 28 cm
- Female25 – 28 cm
- Male6 – 7 kg
- Female6 – 7 kg
- Dark grizzle
- White or brown
- A dense undercoat, with a long, straight top coat .
- 12 to 14 years
History of the BreedOriginating in the Himalayan Mountains, the Lhasa Apso is named after the city of Lhasa in Tibet where the breed is from. The dogs were considered sacred and remained unique to Tibet for years, guarding temples and monasteries until the early 20th Century.
Health & Grooming
Common Health Problems
- Distichiasis A distichia is an eyelash that arises from an abnormal spot on the eyelid.
- Entropion Entropion is a medical condition in which the eyelid (usually the lower lid) folds inward.
- Patellar Luxation Luxating patella is a condition in which the patella, or kneecap, dislocates or moves out of its normal location.
- Rogressive Retinal Atrophy Progressive retinal atrophy is a group of genetic diseases seen in certain breeds of dogs and, more rarely, cats.
Top Tips for Caring for a Lhasa Apso
- Brush your Lhasa Apsa's long coat every other day to prevent tangles building up
- A few short walks every day is sufficient exercise
- A Lhasa Apso can take a long time to mature mentally, and therefore housetraining can be frustrating. Try to stay positive and patient.
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