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Lhasa Apsos

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Average Height & Weight

The Lhasa Apsos is considered a SMALL dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 10 to 11 inches.

Weight: 13 to 15 pounds.

Females – Height: 10 to 11 inches.

Weight: 13 to 15 pounds.

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Lhasa Apsos


Typical Coloring

Lhasa Apsos are commonly black, black and tan, cream, golden, red, red gold, white, blue, charcoal, gray, liver and silver.





Lhasa Apsos may look delicate, but they’re actually very tough dogs. They can be stubborn and aggressive, and they may act aloof toward people they do not know. Content to sit on their owners’ laps for hours, they are also prone to mischief. 




Activity Level

Although Lhasa Apsos are a medium-energy breed, they are so small that they don’t require a lot of exercise. Short walks or a brisk backyard play session can meet their daily activity needs. For that reason, they thrive in apartments.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Lhasa Apsos include patellar luxation, entropion, distichiasis, progressive retinal atrophy and renal cortical hypoplasia. Canine hip dysplasia, urolithiasis and Von Willebrand Disease are seen occasionally in the breed.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Lhasa Apsos have a low tolerance for hot climates and a medium tolerance for cold climates.



Lhasa Apsos


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Lhasa Apsos do better with older children than young ones. They are friendly toward other dogs and household pets.





Fun Facts  


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