Lhasa Apsos are small, well-balanced, rectangular-shaped dogs. True to their Tibetan heritage, the breed is said to have aristocratic bearings, a thoughtful expression, and a smooth, effortless gait.
Lifespan: 12–15 yr
Height: 10–11 in
Weight: 9–19 lb
Whether their coats are left long or trimmed into a "puppy cut," Lhasas require regular grooming. Professional groomers will trim their hair and add clips to keep it out of their eyes. At home, bathe Lhasas at least twice per month and use conditioners to make grooming easier. After a bath, dry the hair completely (leaving it damp can cause painful matting) and brush it thoroughly. Brushing Lhasas at least once a week helps remove dirt and mats. Starting a grooming routine when they're puppies will help them get used to the process. Be sure to keep their nails trimmed. Overly long nails can cause pain or lead to problems running or walking. Start a regular dental care routine that includes at-home teeth brushing when Lhaso Apsos are young. Good dental hygiene is an essential part of their lifelong care.
Whether their coats are left long or trimmed into a "puppy cut," Lhasas require regular grooming. Professional groomers will trim their hair and add clips to keep it out of their eyes.
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Keratoconjunctivitis sicca ( K C S) - "dry eye"
Atopy, brachycephalic syndrome, Cataracts, Exposure keratopathy syndrome (exophthalmos, lagophthalmos, and/or macroblepharon) Eyelash abnormalities, Familial kidney disease, Hydrocephalus, Intervertebral disk disease, Lissencephaly, Patellar luxation, Progressive retinal atrophy, Third eyelid (nictitating membrane) abnormalities - "cherry eye" Urolithiasis (stones)
Corneal dystrophy Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange Entropionsebaceous adenitis