Lhasa Apso Breed Overview
The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting and small dog that is widely recognized for its silky, long and dense coat that flows to the floor unless it is groomed. Named after the capital city of Tibet, the literal translation means “bearded dog from Lhasa”.
Their coat is straight, dense and long, but still, they don’t shed that much. That is because of unique coat that has to be brushed every single day and groomed on three months.
They come in various colours such as:
Lhasa Apso can reach approximately 28 cm in heights, and 7 kg in weight.
They usually live for 15 years, but the average lifespan is 18 years.
Suitability for Children – High
Tendency to Bark – Low
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – Low
Grooming Requirements – upto Once a Week
Trimming Required – Frequent
Amount of hair shed – Little
Food Cost – $5 to $10
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $58