The Lhasa Apso is a beloved dog breed known for its loyal, intelligent, confident, independent temperament and long, thick coat. Classified as a non-sporting breed, the Lhasa Apso is a small dog with an average weight of 12-18 pounds and a height of 9-11 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-15 year life span and requires a low to moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Lhasa Apso has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Lhasa Apso’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Lhasa Apso Breed Information
Breed Group: non-sporting
Average Weight (lbs): 12-18
Average Height (in): 9-11
Life Expectancy (years): 12-15
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Lhasa Apso Appearance
Coat Type: long, thick
Coat Colors: black, white, brown, cream, gray
Lhasa Apso Temperament and Personality
Temperament: loyal, intelligent, confident, independent
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires consistent training and socialization
Exercise Needs: low to moderate
Grooming Needs: high
Lhasa Apso Health
Common Health Issues: progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.