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Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apsos are named after the old capital of Tibet – Lhasa – and a Tibetan horse known for its abundant mane.

About the Lhasa Apso

Although small, Lhasa Apsos are assertive dogs that do not allow themselves to be bossed about. Their alert nature means they readily let intruders know they are around.

Lhasa Apsos are terriers in everything but name, particularly when it comes to their inquisitive, confident and sociable nature. The word terrier doesn’t appear in their name to avoid confusion with Tibetan Terriers.

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FCI Group 9, AKC Non-Sporting Group
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Small
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Friendly / Assertive / Alert / Even-tempered / Reserved

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  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Garden not essential
  • Makes a great watchdog

Health condition

Lhasa Apsos belong to the brachycephalic family that have as physical features a flat face and short nose due to their flat and wide skull shape. These anatomical attributes can cause some health issues like skin, eye and breathing problems as well as a poor ability to tolerate heat. For all brachycephalic breeds, we advise you to choose a dog with physical features that are not over-exaggerated, to buy from a responsible breeder and to seek counsels from your veterinarian. 

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A Lhasa Apso's life story

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Health condition

Lhasa Apsos belong to the brachycephalic family that have as physical features a flat face and short nose due to their flat and wide skull shape. These anatomical attributes can cause some health issues like skin, eye and breathing problems as well as a poor ability to tolerate heat. For all brachycephalic breeds, we advise you to choose a dog with physical features that are not over-exaggerated, to buy from a responsible breeder and to seek counsels from your veterinarian. 

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A healthy start to life

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