A hardy little dog with plenty of affection to go around

Originally treasured by the monks within the royal temples of Tibet, the Lhasa Apso can be wary of strangers. However, with training and patience the independent Lhasa Apso can be nurtured into an affectionate family pet who’s always happy to play.

Vital Stats

Size: Small
Coat: Double coat, requires daily grooming
Exercise: Up to 1 hour a day for adult dogs
Life span: 12 years
Breed group: Utility
Temperament: Playful, fearless, assertive
Size Small Coat Double
Exercise 1hr Life span 12years
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Lhasa Apso Temperament & Personality

Bred as a watchdog for Tibet’s royal palaces and temples, Lhasa Apsos are protective but playful family pets.

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Lhasa Apso Training & Exercise

Lhasas are not high energy dogs and are quite content to entertain themselves, but their independence can make training a challenge.


Lhasa Apso Grooming

With its long, luscious coats the regal Lhasa can be quite high maintenance when it comes to grooming. The luxurious top coat hides a dense undercoat for winter warmth, and is topped with a jaunty plumed tail.

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Lhasa Apso Nutrition

Lhasa Apsos should have a diet consisting of appropriate natural proteins and healthy fats.

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What to know before you buy or rehome a Lhasa Apso

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Lhasa Apso insurance considerations

Most Lhasa Apsos live long and happy lives, but they can suffer from specific health problems, such as joint problems and skin conditions. That’s why it’s important that when choosing dog insurance, you consider the length of time policies cover different conditions. Petplan’s Covered For Life® plans refresh the veterinary fees each year allowing you to claim for ongoing conditions for the rest of your pet’s life providing there is no break in cover.

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