The Lhasa Apso is a small dog created around 800 BC. It is one of the oldest dog breeds ranked 14th out of 400 dog breeds. It originates from Tibet where it served as a watchdog in the palaces and monasteries for thousands of years.
Height & Weight: Can reach up to 9 to 11 inches in height and 5.44 to 6.80 kilograms of weight
Personality traits: Independent, dominant, strong willed, manipulative and often times disobedient.
Symbolism: Regarded as a symbol of good luck, peace and prosperity.
Health: Lhasa Apso can suffer from hip dysplasia, allergies, patellar luxation and disorders of eyes and skin.
Whelping: Gives birth to 4 to 6 puppies on the average and reaches maturity at the age of 3 years.
Overall Grooming Needs: High
Average Life span: 12 to 15 years.