Lhasa Apso Dog Breeds Heavy head furnishings with good fall over eyes, good whiskers and beard; skull narrow, falling away behind the eyes in a marked degree, not quite flat, but not domed or apple-shaped; straight foreface of fair length. Nose black, the length from tip of nose to eye to be roughly about one-third of the total length from nose to back of skull.
Standing less than a foot high at the shoulder, Lhasa Apso Dog Breeds are small but hardy dogs of aristocratic bearing. They’re famous for a floor-length, flat-hanging coat, parted in the middle and draping each side of the body. A feathery tail curls over the back in the distinct manner of Tibetan breeds. The breed’s fans say the dark, oval-shaped eyes—peeping through lavish facial hair—are the windows of a Lhasa’s merry soul. The complete picture is unmistakably Asian: exotic, elegant, and serenely well balanced.
Reference - American Kennel Club
- Personality: Smart, confident, complex; a family comedian, but regally aloof with strangers
- Energy Level: Somewhat active; calm but fun-loving, Lhasas enjoy brisk walks and clowning for loved ones
- Good with Children: Better with older children
- Good with Other Dogs: With supervision
- Shedding: Infrequent
- Grooming: Weekly
- Trainability: Independent
- Height: 10-11 inches (male), slightly smaller (female)
- Weight: 12-18 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 12-15 years