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Lhasa Apso Info

Lhasa Apso Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-18 years Height: 9-11" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 4-5 pups
Group: Non-Sporting Weight: 12-16 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Lhasa Apso is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 12 lbs that can reach 16 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Lhasa Apso breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 18 years, Long hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Lhasa Apso should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 5 puppies.

Lhasa Apso Breed Characteristics

Group Non-Sporting Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Tibet Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Lhasa Apso Temperament

very friendly and intelligent dog breed. Suspicious of strangers, the Lhasa Apso makes an excellent watchdog. The Lhasa Apso is considered to be a consistent dog

Health Problems

hip dysplasia and skin, kidney and eye problems

Lhasa Apso Coat

Lhasa Apso Dog Colors

All colors equally acceptable with or without dark tips to ears and beard.

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