So you’re looking to adopt an Lhasa Apso, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Standing less than a foot high at the shoulder, Lhasas are small but hardy dogs of aristocratic bearing. They’re famous for a floor-length, flat-hanging coat, parted in the middle and draping each side of the body. A feathery tail curls over the back in the distinct manner of Tibetan breeds. The breed’s fans say the dark, oval-shaped eyes—peeping through lavish facial hair—are the windows of a Lhasa’s merry soul. The complete picture is unmistakably Asian: exotic, elegant, and serenely well balanced. The lavishly coated Lhasa Apso is a thousand-year-old breed who served as sentinels at palaces and monasteries isolated high in the Himalayas. Smart, confident, and complex, Lhasas are family comedians but regally aloof with strangers.”
An Lhasa Apso typically ranges from 25.4cm to 27.94cm in height, and weighs from 5.4431084400000005kg to 8.164662660000001kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Lhasa Apso breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Lhasa Apso insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.