Lhasa Apso adults - An alert, watchful, and suspicious little dog, the Lhasa continues today the work for which he was bred over 2,000 years ago - to alert his masters to intruders. He is loyal, gentle, and loving with his family. With a happy and assertive nature, he makes a good companion for children as he enjoys playing. His small size makes him suitable for the smallest accommodation. Having a Lhasa involves a serious commitment as the little dog typically lives 15 to 18 years.