Lhasa Apso Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Lhasa Apso is that they are friendly, assertive, intelligent, lively, high spirited, devoted, loyal, affectionate and obedient.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is not recommended for children because this breed of dog has a low tolerance for children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 13 to 15 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with Lhasa Apsos include but are not limited to skin problems, hip dysplasia, kidney problems, bleeding ulcers, and eye problems.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is average, brush daily to maintain. Grooming, however, can be labor intensive.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in during the day and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay upwards of around $500+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog has a tendency towards Small Dog Syndrome if not properly trained.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog to announce guests arrival.

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