Lhasa Apso Dog Breed Profile
by Luke Blaise
Lhasa Apso Dog
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group
The Lhasa Apso dog originated in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. Originally used as indoor guard dogs for Monasteries, today, it is a very popular breed. It needs early socialization for best behavior.
The Lhasa Apso started centuries ago in the remote reaches on the Himalayan Mountains. It performed mainly as a home sentinel, protecting houses of Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan nobility, especially in or near to the sacred town of Lhasa. In 1933, C. Suydam Cutting brought the very first Lhasas to the U.S. as presents from 13th Dalai Lama.
The Lhasa Apso is a hardy, small dog with a stunning cloak of hair. Lhasas appear in several colors from light blonde to black. Black toppings on face and ears also are common. Every shade equally appropriate without or with dark tips to beard and ears.
They reach a height of about ten inches to eleven inches the shoulder, bitches a bit smaller. The size from level of shoulders to level of buttocks lengthier than the height of the withers. A strong loin, ribs, well-developed thighs and quarters. The coat is hard, straight, heavy, not silky nor woolly, of great length, and very thick.
This is a sturdy dog with an assertive, friendly, manner. Lively, smart, it makes a great dog. Lhasa Apses are devoted and spirited little dogs; they love with their masters. They could be very obedient to their masters. This dog reacts to mindset exercising.
They have a sharp good sense of hearing, and could be a great watch dogs. They'll be stubborn with a loud prolonged bark, as they attempt to obtain humans to hear them. They'll become untrustworthy and nervous with strangers and kids, and ready to attack with other canine
Common Health Problems
The Lhasa Apso is a generally healthy dog. Often they've got skin problems if the coat isn't held clear of parasites. They do have a very slight inclination to have hip dysplasia. Also bleeding ulcers, eye and kidney problems.
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