The silhouette of the Lhasa Apso is elongated, massive and low. His mane, worn around the head, gives him the look of a miniature lion.
This little lion has the look of a lovely dog, with his abundant cascade of hair coming down on his eyes. With a moustache and a full beard, he looks quite distinguished and very proud.
Between 25 and 28 cm (9.84 to 11.02 inches) for the male
Between 25 and 28 cm (9.84 to 11.02 inches) for the female
Between 5 and 10 kg (11.02 to 22.05 pounds) for the male
Between 5 and 10 kg (11.02 to 22.05 pounds) for the female
His coat can be of any colour, it can't be unicolor or chocolate brown.
His hair is often compared to that of a goat, hence his name Apso, and it is stiff and long.
His head is abundantly furnished, like a head of hair. His eyes are medium size and dark in colour. His ears are very floppy and have a long overhanging fringe.
His nose is usually black. His tail is also very bushy.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 9, section 5 and is #227