Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is known for being a long-lived dog breed, routinely going into its late teens. The record holder is a breed champion who lived to 29 years of age! These dogs are affectionate with people who they know and trust. Lhasa Apsos require socialization with both people and other dogs from puppyhood. Lhasa Apsos also do well with children, but they should be supervised and exposed to them early on. Lhasa Apsos don't shed, but their coats do require maintenance.

General Characteristics:

The Lhasa Apso is known for being a long-lived dog breed, routinely going into its late teens. The record holder is a breed champion who lived to 29 years of age! These dogs are affectionate with people who they know and trust. Lhasa Apsos require socialization with both people and other dogs from puppyhood. Lhasa Apsos also do well with children, but they should be supervised and exposed to them early on. Lhasa Apsos don't shed, but their coats do require maintenance.  

Avg. Weight Male:
5 - 8 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
5 - 8 kg
Average Lifespan:
12 – 14 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Urine Crystals Atopic Dermatitis Brachycephalic Syndrome Kidney Problems Luxating Patella Demodectic Mange

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