Lhasa Apso

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Lhasa Apso overview

The Lhasa Apso is an ancient breed that originated in Tibet as a companion for the Tibetan monks as well as an indoor guard dog.
Bred for its temperament it is very good with both children and other dogs, and retains its instincts as a guard dog, barking at unfamiliar sights and sounds. Its size makes it suitable to the urban environment, and it likes hotter climates. The straight, heavy coat requires very regular grooming. 

Other known names for Lhasa Apso

Abso Seng Kye, Bark lion sentinel dog



Breed Group

Utility Group

Biological data

Male: 13-15 pounds
Female: a little less than the males
Male: 25.4 cm (shoulder).
10-11 inches.
Female: Smaller than male.
9-10 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate, smoke, parti-color, black, white or brown. All equally acceptable.
All colours acceptable.

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Lhasa Apso – Breed standard

The below links are external

Lhasa Apso references and further reading

The American Lhasa Apso Club 
Kai La Sha Lhasa Apsos

Lhasa Apso Club 
Lhasa Apso Rescue

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AP-VTUXLW - Lhasa Apso
Photo © Animal Photography, Ron Willbie