Dog Breed Group: Companion Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: Male: 6-8, Female: 5-7
Height: Male: 10-11, Female: 9-10
Origin of Name: The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet.
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This thousand year old breed was served as sentinel dogs in palaces and Buddhist monasteries ranked high among the Himalayan mountains. For centuries, Lhasa has been associated with the Dalai Lama. In the late 1940s, the fourteenth Dalai Lama helped dogs establish the breed in the Americas as gifts and gifts. In Tibetan folklore, the protector of the country is the legendary Snow Lion, and Lhasa, the "bearded lion dog", is the worldly representative of Snow Lion. Lhasa is the name of the holy city of Tibet; Apso means "long dog.