Calm and watchful, the Lhasa
is content to spend his days as he has for millennia: watching for trouble and alerting his people to it. Once a temple watchdog in Tibet, he is now a popular family dog who will be satisfied with one or two brief walks a day or playtime indoors. He can ratchet his activity level up or down depending on that of his family. The Lhasa is small but sturdy, standing 10 to 11 inches tall and weighing 12 to 18 pounds.
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