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Lhasa Apso

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The Lhasa Apso is a small, robust breed of dog originating in the Himalayan Mountains hundreds of years ago. Originally a guard dog and watch dog, the Lhasa Apso possesses intelligence, sharp hearing and an instinct for distinguishing friend from foe. An independent breed that relishes daily walks, the Lhasa Apso thrives with adults and older children and does best with positive training. Their beautiful coats need frequent grooming.

The breed is generally healthy but can be prone to Eye problems, Sebaceous adenitis, and Renal cortical hyperplasia.

Common Medical Disorders

Eye disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) - "dry eye"
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Third eyelid (nictitating membrane) abnormalities - "cherry eye"
Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Intervertebral disk disease
  • Patellar luxation
Immune disorders Atopy
Nervous system disorders Lissencephaly
Urinary and reproductive disorders
  • Familial kidney disease
  • Urolithiasis (stones)

Lifetime Cost of Ownership

Accessories £8 per month. Total £960
Food £30 per month. Total £3,600
Health and Dental £10 per month. Total £1,200
Veterinary Care Traditional pet insurance for a Lhasa Apso would be £2,677 over ten years. Equivalent cover through claim sharing would cost £1,874. Claim sharing saves you £803.
10 Year Cost £8,437 with insurance or save £803 with claim sharing


Character Fearless, Energetic, Friendly.

Breed Information

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