The Lhasa Apso is extensively a watchdog, which was bred to guard the palaces and monasteries to alert the monks regarding on any entering of intruders. It is non-sporting canine, and the term "Lhasa" derived from the capital of Tibet. In the Tibetan language, the "Apso" signifies the bearded and long haired dog that compares with the goat actually. Lhasa Apso is a part of the smallest breed of canines which primarily bred currently by the human being as the best pet animals.

Though this breed seems to be a small statue, it is the sturdy and an independent dog, which alerts its master from pre-sensed any danger. The entire texture of coat of this specific Tibetan breed is straight, hard, and it has neither wooly nor silky coat if it has noticed by someone earlier obviously. It has long haired, to the entire body that is hanging downward distinctly, if someone ever had noticed it earlier. All male and female Apsos have inherited the average body weight of 5.4-8.2 kg comparatively what the animal expert had measured out practically of it. In measuring out the height at the withers, it has found the maximum average height of 10.75 inches obviously. This is a standard breed of canine whose has the dark brown eyes along with a black nose and even some ever it has been noticed that it is inheriting with a brown nose too. It finds in a wide variety of colors including white, black, and red, gold along with various shadings.