Information About Lhasa Apso Dog Breed

Cute Lhasa apso

Origin – Lhasa Apso dog breed

The origin of the Lhasa dog breed is Tibet. Its a toy size dog breed with long hairs.

Standard of Lhasa Apso dog breed

Height – Male dog 9 to 11 inches and Female dog 8 to 10 inches
Weight – Male dog 7 to 8.5 kg and Female dog 5 to 7 kg
Life span – average life is 12 to 15 years
Litter size – average litter size is 3 to 5 pups
Color – White, grizzle, Black and tan, Black

Everything about Lhasa Apso dog breed

Cute lhasa apso


There is history connected to this dog breed in Tibet. People gift this breed to others for good fortune, If someone gifts you this breed, it means that they want something better for you. You are lucky and special for them.

The Lhasa apso is a unique breed, as the conversion of Tibet to Buddhism in the 7th century AD established the Lhasa apso as a definitive breed.


Lhasa is bred in Tibet from the Tibetan terrier and similar herding-type Tibetan dogs. It’s one of the most beautiful dog breeds. Its toy size and long hair dog breed. Lhasa is a mischievous dog breed. The tail is curled in shape. Lhasa dog breed was a royal watchdog breed so people even use it as a guard dog. Sometimes they don’t feel better with other dogs so, you have to socialize this breed from Puppyhood. In the past, this breed sent to China to produce Shih-Tzu and Pekingese dog breed. This dog breed (Shih-Tzu and Pekingese) looks like a Lhasa dog breed in some ways.

Lhasa’ can be a good option if you are living in an apartment with limited space but also they love to spend time outside in the fenced yard. Lhasa attains its maturity slowly and training them can be a task for you but you need to be patient and go ahead slowly.


If you are the owner and going to be an owner of Lhasa dog you need to take care of Lhasa’s hair because of its a long hair dog breed. No doubt, long hairs make this breed beautiful but equally, it requires care. You can keep their hairs clipped and Lhasa’ looks very cute and adorable with long clipped hairs. You need to brush and comb them on a regular basis. Nails must be trimmed whenever required. Baths should be given at regular intervals to keep them clean and away from bad smells. They need a good amount of exercise to utilize their energy and at home, you can engage them in some activities like Fetch game or retrieve things. This breed is very creative and intelligent and very good at learning things. But you need to develop interesting ways to teach them.


Good quality dog food is a must for this dog breed. They need a protein and fat-rich diet. Homemade food can be given but after consulting your doctor or breeder. Overfeeding can make them obese. A balanced diet at regular intervals must be served to them.

So, I think after reading all this, you can now take the decision of having a living cute teddy bear and a perfect couch buddy.

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