When Is a Lhasa Apso Dog Fully Grown?

The lhasa apso is a perfect pet for city dwellers.

The lhasa apso is a perfect pet for city dwellers.

With smaller dog breeds, such as the lhasa apso, it’s understandable to get a bit confused on when they are actually full grown. Have no fear; within the first year or so of life, these beautiful, long-haired wonders reach their full (size) potential.

Height

The average full grown lhasa apso is 10 to 11 inches tall. You will want to measure from ground to the shoulders to check this. Females usually measure on the smaller side of this scale.

Weight

A healthy doggie of this breed weighs in at 12 to 18 pounds. If your pooch is more than 18 pounds, you may want to cut down on her food. If she is less than 12 pounds, she may still have some growing to do. Consult your vet if you have any questions about her current weight.

Age

These girls usually reach their full-grown status around 9 to 12 months; however, it could take up to 18 months to get there. Expect this lovable companion to be part of your family for about 15 years. They can even live up to 18 years if they maintain a healthy and active lifestyle!

Other Characteristics

This type of breed may be small but they have plenty of personality. These little ladies are lively, protective, active and friendly. They are a great pairing for retirees, people that live in cities or apartments and families with older children.

 

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