An intelligent, confident, companionable, and determined dog, the Lhasa Apso is a very loving, responsive dog that enjoys pleasing their master. Having superb auditory skills, the Lhasa Apso makes for a great watchdog. They are also very versatile in terms of acceptable climate. The only thing to look out for is that they don’t develop a condition known as “small dog syndrome,” which is when a small dog is not given the necessary boundaries and begins to view themself as the leader of the pack. This can cause your Lhasa to bark uncontrollably, as well as become violent with strangers and other pets.
The Lhasa Apso can be seen in solid golden, sandy, honey, red, dark grizzle, slate or smoke, black, parti color, white, brown, and combinations of these colors.