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Lhasa Apso

General Description

Considered "easy keepers," affectionate, and a good companion, the Lhasa Apso was bred as a guard dog and therefore can be aloof, stubborn, and demonstrate a sharp, loud bark. The Lhasa Apsos are long-lived dogs, routinely going into their late teens. The record holder is a breed champion who lived to 29 years of age.

Character and Temperament

Playful, lively, spirited, assertive, intelligent, fearless, friendly, energetic, obedient, devoted, alert and steady


At least 20 mins per day


The Lhasa Apso has a long history in his country of origin, Tibet. They have existed at least since the year 800 A.D., and for centuries they lived in isolation with Tibetan Buddhists in the Himalayan Mountains. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet.


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