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

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
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