The lionhearted Lhasa Apso is a protective, loyal family companion.

Vital Stats

Height: 9 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 12 to 15 pounds
Coat: long and straight
Life span: 12 to 15 years or more

Summary
The Lhasa Apso is originally from Tibet, where he was a highly regarded watchdog in the palaces and monasteries of his mountainous homeland.

Today’s Lhasa is no longer a palace guard but primarily a family companion who loyally protects his family from danger. Though small in stature, the Lhasa is a sturdy and independent dog. Full Lhasa Apso profile on DogTime.com

Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Vigor:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
2.7 out of 5 stars (2.7 / 5)