I knew nothing about this breed and then Voila!! All of a sudden on cable comes a documentary all about Lhasa Apsos.
They were originally bred to actually be companion dogs to Tibetan monks - they had Tibetan Mastiffs as their guard dogs. The monks believed that when the soul left the body of the monks when they died, that it returned to inhabit the little Lhasa Apsos, and so they were spoilt and showered and pampered with love and affection.
They have incredibly long, difficult, high-maintenance coats that get to floor-length (this is because in Tibet they had to stay warm!) but you can keep them clipped short and they look divine. They are the parent breed of the Shih Tsu.
They are good watch dogs but are one-person dogs, apparently, who do not like children or other pets around, as they get very jealous. Although you can have more than one Lhasa, and they seem to be fine. They are just stand-offish with strangers, not their own families, to whom they are very loving.
They have an unfortunate history of congentinal kidney disease, and it is quite common in the breed.
They were given (out of a maximum possible four treats) four treats for companionship, two treats for maintenance, three treats for friendliness (cos they can be mean but apparently not to their own families) and all round three treats for being a groovy little dog!