Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Lhasa Apso

Synonym(s): Apso Seng Kyi


General information

  • An ancient breed that originated in Tibet as a companion for the Tibetan monks as well as an indoor guard dog.
  • Bred for its temperament it is very good with both children and other dogs, and retains its instincts as a guard dog, barking at unfamiliar sights and sounds.
  • Its size makes it suitable to the urban environment, and it likes hotter climates.
  • The straight, heavy coat requires very regular grooming.

Biological Data

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