The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered.
In Tibetan, the word Apso means "beard", indicating the long beard and hairy nature of the puppy.
Male Lhasa Apsos grows about to 10.75 inches weighs about 14 to 18 pounds (6.4 to 8.2 kg). ( Expert from Wikipedia ).
During a visit to the Valmont Dog Park, we ran into Bear,
he is a 3 year old Lhasa Apso with nicely groomed back/white hair. Daniel, his dad told me that the name came from Panda Bear since Bear looks like a Panda Bear. What a cute boy!
Bear is about 15 Lb weight. Our 4 Feet Cotton Leash fits him perfectly in terms of length. The light cotton does not impose much weight on Bear so he can stroll easily.
Bear is very loyal, but can be suspicious to strangers. Though he has much hair, Bear's shedding pattern is very much like human hair due to the length and weight, thus not much air born hairs and not allergic to humans. A self clean slicker brush would be perfect for him.
Since Bear originally came form the Himalayan plateau in the area of Tibet, Colorado's mile high climate is just perfect for him, just feels like home. :)
Look how cute he looks with the cotton leash!