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Lhasa Apso

Size: Small

Weight: 13 - 15 lbs.

Height: 10" - 11"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Patellar luxation; entropion; distichiasis; PRA (progressive retinal atrophy); bleeding ulcers

Origin: Japan (Ancient Times)

Also Known As: Apso Seng Kyi

Group: Non-Sporting

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Lhasa Apso needs a short walk, romp, or play session each day. This dog does not do well in humid weather.

Grooming Needs

The Lhasa Apso has a long coat that needs combing twice weekly.


The Lhasa Apso is very devoted and friendly to other people and animals. This breed loves to play games or nap in your lap. Many refer to the breed as "cat like" because it loves to climb into cozy places and uses its paws for various activities."

Compatibility with Kids

Excellent for a child's companion provided that the child has a gentle nature.


Originally kept by Chinese aristocracy, the Japanese Chin is thought to have been brought to Japan around 700 A.D. It quickly became a favorite of Japanese royalty. Portuguese sailors are credited with introducing the Japanese Chin to Europe through trade.

Dog Food for Your Lhasa Apso

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