Lhaso Apso

Non-sporting Breed


Oscar and Teresa rescued by the Lhasa Apso Rescue-Texas

The Lhasa Apso maintains its role as the guard of the palace – your palace.  A very friendly dog, usually suspicious of strangers, is devoted to its master.  Its size makes it a good pet for apartments.  It tolerates children as long as they “play nice”.   A great companion for the elderly or less active because of its size and minimal demand for exercise.  They do, however, need to be brushed frequently.

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Notes for owners
Long Daily Great for apartments.  Minimal exercise.  Needs dominant owner.  Can be nervous around children.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Lhasa Apso Club of America (also see their Breeder Referral Listings)

Lhasa Apso Club of Canada

Short-snout Breeds:  Flat Faced Breeds  (02-12-18)


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA ( ita408@comcast.net), and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.