The Lhasa Apso is descended from the royal dogs of the Chinese emperor; however, today, the breed is a loyal companion dog. During the breed's time as a royal pup, the Lhasa Apso was a palace guard. Although the breed is very small, these dogs are noted for their independence and stamina. The Lhasa Apso is great with children; in fact, activities children can do with the Lhasa are beneficial to both the pup and your child. The Lhasa Apso can potentially put on weight if they are not properly exercised. They are extremely playful and should receive a moderate amount of activity in order to prevent their getting into mischief.
The Lhasa Apso is an adorable little pup; although they may be small, they are full of energy and personality. The Lhasa does not require a great deal of exercise; a half-hour to one hour of activity daily is sufficient to keep the highly intelligent Lhasa Apso from becoming bored and getting into mischief. Watch for signs of excessive thirst or overexertion.