Thinking about purchasing an Lhasa Apso? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Lhasa Apso breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Lhasa Apso owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Lhasa Apso and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Lhasa Apso Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Lhasa Apso and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Lhasa Apso Profile
The Lhasa Apso has the characteristics of keen watchfulness and being very hardy. They are easily trained and are responsive to kindness. Their beautiful dark eyes are appealing as they wait for some mark of appreciation for their efforts. Lhasa Apsos also like to be dominant, and should be separated from each other when eating or receiving treats. They are not afraid of each other and have been known to pick fights. Aside from this, however, they are pleasing in personality and eager to follow their masters around. Lhasa Apsos are happy, usually long lived, adaptable and good in families with children. They are small dogs, but somewhat long legged. They are furry all over, and require grooming in order to keep in top coat condition. They have long drop ears and come in a variety of colors ranging in shades of gold, white, black and brown. They can be quite playful at times, and truly appear to enjoy the playfulness of their owners as well.
Other Names: Abso Seng Kye (Bark Lion Sentinel Dog), Tibetan Apso
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 10 - 11
golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate or smoke; black parti-color, white
or brown. All colors are equally acceptable.
Apsos are gentle, loyal and affectionate. They greatly enjoy being around their
owners, often trying to sit on them or next to them when their owner is around.
They are playful and get along well with children as well as adults. They sometimes
try to be dominant among other animals, however, which can result in them picking
fights with other dogs in the house. They make good watch dogs as well, looking
out for whoever is there. Lhasa Apsos are friendly, intelligent, but stubborn
in obedience. They intelligent, watchful dogs.
Watch-dog: Very High. They
are very alert and react to new smells and sounds around them by letting their
Lhasa Apso Care and Exercise:
A daily combing and/or brushing is required. Their thick undercoat
may become matted if not properly groomed. Pay special attention to matting
on the bottoms of the feet. Clean ears and eyes meticulously. Even though they
love to walk and play, Lhasa Apsos do not demand exercise, but regular exercise
will keep them fit and trim.
Activity: Indoors - High.
Outdoors - High. From personal experience, the Lhasa Apso will follow their
owners around the house almost constantly, engaging their unending energy.
Lhasa Apso Health Issues: May suffer from genetic kidney problems or ear infections. Other health concerns include cherry eye and skin conditions.
Life Span: 13 - 14
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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