Common health problems in the breed include KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca or "dry eye"), cherry eye, luxating patellas, renal dysplasia and allergies. Many Lhasa owners individually or collectively support health research for Lhasa Apsos through the AKC Canine Health Foundation-- a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to help dogs live longer, healthier lives.
Talk to your breeder for the type of diet to be feeding your Lhasa Apso. To help reduce the risk of health problems, feed your dog a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables and protein. If you are feeding dry dog food, pay attention to the label to make sure they are getting proper nutrition.
Every Lhasa is different on how well they can be trained, but every Lhasa is capable of being trained. The most important thing to remember in training is to not force your Lhasa into doing something. By forcing them, you will make training harder for you, and for the dog. Remember Lhasa's never forget. The best way to train your Lhasa is by using positive reinforcement.
The most successful way to housebreak your Lhasa is to keep them locked up when you are not home and at night. In the morning or when you return, let them outside.