Lhasa Apso

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He originated several hundred years ago in the Himalayan Mountains
  • He was used as a watchdog in Tibetan Monasteries and in the homes of nobility

Personality and Behavior

  • He's a very independent dog who'd rather please himself than please you
  • He's suspicious of strangers
  • He enjoys climbing to the top of furniture for a good view of what's happening around him and burrowing into pillows and blankets
  • He'll rub his face into you and sit on your feet to show his affection


  • He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.


  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Trim his long coat every 6 weeks and then brush it daily to keep it mat and tangle free.

Other varieties

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