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Lhasa apso
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Canis familiaris
Family Name:
Canidae
Size:
10-11 inches (25-28 cm.) Females are a little less.
Weight:
13-15 lbs. (5.9-6.8 kgs.)
Color:
Gold, cream, and honey are the most popular colors, but it can also be smoke, dark-grizzle, slate, and a multi-color assortment of brown, white and black.
Life Span:
about 15 or more years. It is a very long-lived breed and some have lived up to 18 or more years.
 
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Lhasa apso

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Lhasa apso Description
  The Lhasa Apso is a dog that has a long, heavy, double coat, draping over its entire body to the floor. It is a shaggy little dog that looks like a small version of the Old English Sheepdog. Its coat is straight, hard and heavy, but not silky. Its hair should cascade from the head over its eyes. The muzzle is medium-length and not square and it has a dark beard and mustache. It has heavy, feathered ears and small, dark, deep-set eyes. The neck has an abundant scarf of hair and its feathered tail is carried over its back.  
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