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.
|Coat:||Double coat, requires daily grooming|
|Exercise:||Up to 1 hour a day for adult dogs|
|Life span:||12 years|
|Temperament:||Playful, fearless, assertive|
Bred as a watchdog for Tibet’s royal palaces and temples, Lhasa Apsos are protective but playful family pets.
Lhasas are not high energy dogs and are quite content to entertain themselves, but their independence can make training a challenge.
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.
Lhasa Apsos should have a diet consisting of appropriate natural proteins and healthy fats.
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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.