Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: China
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Height: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Weight: Female: 5–7 kg, Male: 6–8 kg
Color: Black, Brown, Red, White, Yellow
Life Expectancy: 12 – 14 years
Temperament: Playful, Devoted, Lively, Intelligent, Obedient, Fearless, Assertive, Alert, Friendly, Energetic, Spirited, Steady
Litter Size: 3 - 6 puppies
Health Problems: N/N

Brief info: The Lhasa Apso has a long, heavy, double coat, draping over his entire body to the floor. This shaggy little dog looks like a small version of the Old English Sheepdog. Gold, cream, and honey are the most popular colors, but the coat also comes in smoke, dark-grizzle, slate and a multi-color assortment of brown, white & black.

It is common for a Lhasa Apso puppy's coat to change colors as it grows. The coat is straight, hard and heavy, but not silky. The hair should cascade from the head over its eyes. It should have a dark beard and mustache, and a muzzle that is medium-length, but not square. It has small, dark, deep-set eyes and heavy feathered ears. Its neck has an abundant scarf of hair and its tail is feathered and carried over its back.