Lhasa Apso

Everything you need to know about Lhasa Apsos

Life Expectancytypically 12+ years
SheddingLong length with low shedding

Lhasa Apsos are moderately active dogs. They have a very long, straight and silky coat. Lhasa Apsos can be a variety of colours including black, white, blue, grey and a range of creams and browns. 

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Lhasa Apsos, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving.   

Thinking about giving a Lhasa Apso a forever home? Here are some Lhasa Apso facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for Lhasa Apsos

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Lhasa Apso.

Caring for your chosen breed

Health issues

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.   

Lhasa Apsos are brachycephalic, which me...

How much food does a Lhasa Apso need?

The amount of food a Lhasa Apso needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.     

You can use the...

How much exercise does a Lhasa Apso need? 

Lhasa Apsos usually are moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy. They'll need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn ene...

How much grooming does a Lhasa Apso need?

Lhasa Apsos have a very long coat that needs regular brushing and detangling. They are also likely to need professional grooming and clipping. 

To help your dog feel comfortable with handling and grooming, ...

What size crate do you need for a Lhasa Apso?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Lhasa Apso behaviour and training

Even if you think you know about Lhasa Apsos, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.

Training your chosen breed

What’s the temperament of a Lhasa Apso?

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Lhasa Apso temperament is different.  As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They develo...

Are Lhasa Apsos easy to train?

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

Are Lhasa Apsos good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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