Lhasa Apso – Small but Hardy dog
Colors & Markings: Black, Black & Tan, Cream, Golden, Red, Red Gold, White, Gray
Temperament: Confident, Smart, Comical
Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 6-10 kg (male), 5-9 kg (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group
Before getting Lhasa Apso puppy in Chandigarh and Jalandhar, let us get know about this breed first.
The Lhasa Apso has a historical connection to Lhasa the holy capital of Tibet. Their exact origins are difficult to trace, but it is known these dogs were used to guard monasteries and houses. The earliest losses came to Europe through men returning to European country from British Asian country within the early decennium and happened to be referred to as the Lhasa terrier. The first pair of Lhasa Apso in the US was a gift by the 13th Dalai Lama. The American Kennel Club soon recognized the breed, and it has become a favourite pet and show dog over the years.
The height of adult Lhasa Apso is typically between 10 and 11 inches and weight between 7 and 12 kg. Lhasa Apso has a narrow skull with a straight four face, eyes are dark brown, nose black. The actual hair falling over the eyes along with a right amount of whiskers and beard give it a classic lion-like look. The coat of Lhasa Apso is very dense and double-layered massive straight of a good length. Colours of Lhasa Apso in a wide variety including black, white red and gold with various shadings.
The Lhasa Aspo requires daily brushing to remove dead hair an occasional bath is necessary with frequency also depending on the coat colour. Many owners prefer keeping their losses in the shorter puppy cut. Cutting of nails, brushing of teeth and checking of ears for wax build-up has to be regular.
Lhasa Apso is acting as guard dogs in history. They are wary of strangers that’s why they need socialization training with other animals.
They are maybe a dog of truthful operating obedience, intelligence however good enough to reply to positive reinforcement coaching. It resists harsh treatment and strong disciplining and also tends to get bored quickly. Lhasa Apso is an active breed its small size means that its exercise needs can be met with playing indoors or a short walk with the leash.
The life expectancy of Lhasa Apso is 12 to 14 years. Some of the common diseases seen in the breed are sebaceous a tinnitus, progressive retinal atrophy, cherry eye, dry eye syndrome, and patellar luxation. A small breed hearty enough to thrive in a difficult climate of Tibet and fearless enough to be a guard for generations. The Lhasa Apso needs the care to maintain its beautiful cloak and a family that treats it as an equal. Find out if the Lhasa Apso would be an excellent addition to your home. Lhasas are smart and confident but regally aloof with strangers.
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