Life span: 12-14 Years
Height: 10 – 12 inches (male), 10 – 11 inches (female)
Weight: 12 – 18 lbs. (male), 11 – 15 lbs. (female)
Known for its long coat of hair which is parted down the middle, the Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting breed that finds its origins in Tibet. It was originally used in Buddhist Monasteries as a guard dog to warn monks of intruders, however, it has since become a prominent player in the world of show dogs. The Apso is a playful and alert breed, but it does have a mischievous side, so it does require some monitoring.