Lhasa Apsos are sociable, outgoing little dogs with big personalities given their diminutive size. They are loyal and affectionate and enjoy the company of people.

The Lhasa Apso has the reputation for being slightly wilful, but persistent, positive training will bring out the best in the Lhasa’s delightful personality once they understand their role in their owner’s life. As with any dog, it is important that the Lhasa Apso understands that it is not the master. It will be a far happier dog if it is taught its place and what is expected of it from the outset.

Lhasa’s make excellent watch dogs. They have an accute sense of hearing and a bark that belies their size. But once properly socialized the Lhasa Apso makes a wonderful companion dog or family pet.