Lhasa Apso dog breed

Lhasa Apso facts

Lhasa Apso are companion dogs, and do justice to the expression of dogs as man's best friend.

Lhasa Apsos sheds, but less than many other breeds. Daily care of the coat contributes to the dog's well-being.

The lhasa apso dog should be a pleasure to to exercise with, but individual differences in the dog breed is expected. The dog type are often focused in what it is doing, and easy to deal with. Plus, if we compare to other dog breeds, this is a relatively quiet breed that requires long walks every day. The dog type appreciate physical activity, but are not as demanding as many other breeds.

Some dogs may be reserved above strangers, but it may be very large variations between different dogs too. They are usually mild-natured with other dogs. The dog type is considered as one of the more kid-friendly dog breeds, but do not forget: However, you should never leave small children alone with dogs. Many dogs are good with children, but differences within the breed is also quite large. This breed bears little resemblance to the strong predatory instincts of their distant ancestor, namely the wolf.

The lhasa apso can be a bit uncomfortable in warmer climates. They do have a tendency to stay close to their owners, and a lhasa apso should display little or no lust to run away. They do have issues when it comes to being home alone, so if you need to leave your dog behind this is not the breed for you. There are not any problems associated with having these dogs in an apartment.

The breed's anatomy: A lhasa apso is a small dog breed, longhaired, with an average body , midsized hanging ears, relatively short legs, short rised high tail, relatively short muzzle, and general good looks.

Health: The health problems for lhasa apsos varies and does not only depend on the breed. Potential health problems observed are Skin problems, kidney disease, hypothyroidism, eye problems, common canine disorders and other disorders and diseases in dogs.

Nice to know about the dog type: The lhasa apso were first bred in Tibet. Life span will vary, but anything from 14 to 17 years is expected. The dog type is highly popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Lhasa Apsos were initially bred for sentinel duties, watchdog, companionship.

Grouping of lhasa apso: American Kennel Club places the dog type in the group «non-sporting breeds». United Kennel Club files the dog type in the category «Companion dog». Lhasa Apso have been approved by International Federation of Kennel Clubs and their dog breed list as #227 in section «tibetan breeds» (9.5) in the group «companion and toy dogs» (registered 2004-03-24). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «non-sporting dogs».

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