Lhasa Apso dog derived from outside the northern boundary of India, where the mighty Mount Everest stands firmly, a mysterious land of the Tibet. A country where having harsh climate conditions for humans and animals because the intensity of the heat and the cold was so great. The land was known as the Abso Seng Kye, or often referred as the Bark Lion Sentinel Dog. He should be strong small dog to survive in these conditions, and this contributes greatly to its development. Long fur with a dense undercoat gives protection during the winter, and hair covering eyes, protecting them from the wind, dust and glare.
The Lhasa Apso is one of several dog breeds of the eastern who came to the Western. Apso first arrived in Britain in the early 1920s and participated in the game in London afterwards. When Apso was first seen in Britain, they were confused with oriental long-haired dog, thick and coarse, and then called the Lhasa Terriers. Once the difference was made between Apso and Tibetan Terrier, which is thought to be one of the ancestors of the Apso. Then in 1933 breed club for a Lhasa Apso was formed in Britain. Lhasa Apsos males have a height of about 25 cm - 28 cm or equivalent to 10 inches - 11 inches, while the female high adrift just slightly smaller than the height of male dogs. And male dog weight about 6.4 kg - 8.2 kg or equivalent to 14 pounds - 18 pounds. For female dogs weight between 5.4 kg - 6.4 kg or equivalent to 12 pounds - 14 pounds.
Apso has dark brown eyes and a black nose, although liver colored lhasas have a brown nose. Apso has a heavy coat, straight, hard, not wool or silk, and very dense. With the colors black, white, red and gold with different shades.
Lhasa Apso always alert with a keen senses of hearing. Despite his tiny body, Apso can barking shrilly to strangers. If they are left untrained can make them very aggressive to strangers.
Lhasa Apso traits who always wants to please its owner is very match as a companion dog. When you're happy Lhasa Apsos often show happiness by rubbing their head on their owners, running and rolling around, or sitting at the feet of their owners.
Lhasa Apso would be fine if you live in an apartment, as long as Lhasa getting enough exercise. Lhasa Apso are very active indoors and do not matter to him if Lhasa Apso do not have a yard to play.