14+ Things You’ll Only Understand If You Have a Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso appeared in Tibet for several thousand years. They were kept in temples as sacred animals, and the best dogs lived with the Dalai Lama. Apso means Tibetan ibex. In the west, there was no Lhasa Apso until the second half of the 19th century, as the export of these dogs was prohibited. Hardy, extremely energetic, courageous, Lhasa Apso is very independent, sometimes stubborn. With children, Lhasa Apso is patient and affectionate, sociable, an excellent pet. Extremely alert, distrustful of strangers, keen hearing and impressive loud voice, a very reliable watchman.

This dog breed is unique! Why? Let’s get a look! We warn you: these photos will be understood only by those who have this wonderful dog breed!

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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