This dog is hardy and small. His body length is normally longer compared to the height. He has deep set and small eyes. The eyes are dark brown. His pendant ears are normally heavily feathered. His front legs are usually straight. He has plenty of hair covering his back legs.
History and Health :
- History :
The Lhasa Apso originates from Tibet. Lhasa the holy city is where the dog derived his name. for many years, this breed was used for monks and nobility. His thick coat is more than protective. His history dates way back to the 800 B.C. His main use came in the monasteries and temples as a watchdog.
- Health :
Cherry eye is a condition that can affect your dog. It causes swelling of the eyelid. The malady resembles a red mass. Surgery is the perfect treatment for this condition. Patellar Luxation affects your dog’s kneecap. Your dog can also suffer from allergies such as food, contact and inhalant allergies. Allergy treatments are different based on the underlying cause.
Temperament & Personality :
- Personality :
The dog brings with him an interesting and special mix. He is playful, happy, and mischievous. The dog is also fierce, independent, and regal. He can be small but is not fragile. He is string and sturdy. Naturally, the dog is always wary of strangers. He is slow to making friends. He is indeed cautious.
- Activity Requirements :
The dog prefers to be busy not idle.
- Trainability :
He is very easy to train.
- Behavioral Traits :
He is well-mannered dog.
Appearance & Grooming :
- Appearance :
The females are usually smaller compared to their males counterparts. The breed has brown and dark eyes. His nose is black although other types have brown noses. His coat texture is heavy, hard, straight, dense and neither silky nor wooly. You can get these dogs in an array of colors such as red, white, and black.
- Size and weight :
Males stand at ten to eleven inches high. They weigh thirteen to fifteen pounds. females are normally smaller.
- Coat & Color :
You cannot doubt that Lhasa has an extremely gorgeous and elegant coat. In normal circumstances, it is dense, straight, and long. The coat comes in an array of colors such as party color, slate, white, black and honey. Keeping Lhasa looking elegant can be difficult and time consuming. Combing and brushing regularly is more than necessary. Bathe him two times after every four weeks. If you do not have the time, you can hire a professional groomer to clean the dog for you. Cleaning his coat is surely not a task for beginners.
- Grooming :
His long coat usually falls on both sides. You do not need to strip or trim. However, whenever the dog is full in coat, brushing is necessary daily as it keeps the coat from matting. Other owners prefer the coat to remain short for purposes of easy grooming. Dry shampoo is more than necessary. Always check his feet for matting or any unhealthy matter sticking. Meticulously clean his ears and eyes as they have a tendency of tearing. He sheds very minimal.
- Body Type :
The dog is longer compared to being tall. He is compact and well balanced. His topline level, and ribs normally extend excellently at the body’s back.
- The dog is excellent with kids (great companion)
- He is more than cat friendly
- The dog is highly dog friendly
- He is very easy to train
- He sheds maximally
- He is an average watchdog
- He is above average in terms of intelligence
- The dog is great when it comes to grooming
- He is very good in adapting to new environments
- It is a NO in terms of hypoallergenic
Tasty Tidbits :
You can give Lhasa 180-380 grams of meat every day. Ensure he feeds on less sugar and high dry grain food. You can also provide some warm water as he feeds. The water must always be clean. Proper appetite comes in handy in promoting appetites, enhancing physical fitness as well as promoting a healthy reproductive function.
This is the ideal dog if you have limited space. He is the best dog for condo or apartment living. This does not mean that the dog does not love playing outside. From time to time, you can have some playtime with him at the back yard. Better still, you can take him for walks and runs in the park. Give him the opportunity to be always social. Short walks every day are healthy for your Lhasa Apso. It is important to note that he is not full of energies. Therefore, avoid letting the dog bounce up and down especially during rainy days. The dog loves sitting on the lap, doing his things around the house, playing with toys as well as alerting you anytime an intruder is around.
The recommended daily feed amount of this dog is ¾ to 1 cup of high quality dog food. The meal ought to be divided into two to three meals every day. You dog should only be taking high quality food. Anything short of this can lead to health complications. Your dog can end up being very weak. Therefore, always ensure that your dog feeds on strictly high quality food. The quantity should be determined by things such as size, activity level, and metabolism. Build and age also play a huge role in determining how much your dog takes.
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Information and Facts of Lhasa Apso :
- Lhasa Apso is the full name
- Tibet dog Yabusu, Tibet Lhasa lion dog, Lhasa and Tibet are the other names
- Tibetan Plateau, Quinghai-Tibet Plateau are places of origin
- The Size Type is Small dog Breeds
- The Breed Group are Companion Breeds (UKC) and Non-sporting dog breeds (AKC)
- The dog has a lifespan is twelve to fourteen years
- This dog is alert, obedient, devoted, steady, spirited, lively, intelligent, assertive, friendly, fearless, playful, and energetic
- Both the male and female stands at twenty five to twenty eight centimeters high
- The male weighs around six to eight kilograms
- The female weighs five to seven kilograms
- Brown, dark grizzle, honey, sandy, golden and black are some of the colors you can get this dog in
- The average puppy price for a Lhasa Apso is $500-$600