Lhasa Apsos are small and sturdy, sporting heavy, lush coats that cover their entire body, long enough to almost reach the floor. They wear a beard, and a moustache and a patch of hair hang over the head, falling over their eyes but must not impede their vision. They have brown eyes, black nose and small pendant ears. In form, Lhasas must be longer than they are tall standing 23 to 28 centimetres and weighing 12 to 15 pounds. Lhasa Apso's tail is heavily feathered that it carries over its back.
When it comes to its coat, the Lhasa wears a heavy, straight, and very dense coat that comes in a variety of colours including black, red, white, and gold with several shadings. Although its lush coat is a beauty to behold, gorgeous in fact, grooming is a bit of a challenge. Grooming a Lhasa's coat is time-consuming and difficult. Unlike most breeds, the Lhasa will require daily brushing as well as bathing every two to four weeks. Most often, owners hire professional groomers to make sure the beauty of their coats is maintained.
Naturally, other grooming regimens must be included if you want to keep an overall healthy dog. Make sure to check the ears regularly for any signs of irritation or infection. Also, clean the ears to prevent wax build-up using a cotton ball and a vet-approved solution. Teeth should also be thoroughly brushed on a weekly basis to prevent tartar build-up and avoid gum disease. Nails should also be trimmed especially when it grows too long. You will know when you hear clicking sounds.