Lhasa Apso dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Tibet
- Group: Non-Sporting
- Weight: Males: 6-8 kg Females: 5-7 kg
- Height: 25-30 cm
- Colors: black, gold, brown, cream, gray
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: requires regular brushing
- Temperament: playful, loyal, alert, obedient, energetic, friendly, intelligent
- Health: robust and resistant
- Litter size: 4 - 6 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 14 years
- Other names: Lhasa Apso dog
Lhasa Apso are courageous and committed. These dogs sausages are affectionate with their owners, but will not tolerate evils and rude behavior of children. Lhasa Apso needs an owner who knows how to dominate. It is a good watchdog, and earnestly with a resounding bark that gives the feeling that the intruder is a much larger dog.
A native of the villages near the town of sacred Lhasa, Lhasa is one of three breeds coming from the provinces of Tibet. The other races are Tibetan terrier and Tibetan spaniel. In its orginal country, Lhasa Abso Seng Kye is known as the dog-barking lion sentinel.
As the name implies, Lhasa Apso was created and developed to be the watchdog. Since mastiff type dogs, the larger were used to patrol and defend parameters outer areas, Lhasa Apso have the responsibility to defend inside the home's owner, temples and monasteries.
This included the homes of the privileged classes, the nobility, and that of the Dalai Lama. For at least two thousand years, the breed was raised on the lands of Tibet.
During a trip to Tibet in 1930, an American diplomat called C. Suydam Cutting and arranged an audience with the Dalai Lama. They became friends, and in 1933, a pair of Lhasa's Cutting was offered as a gift from the Dalai Lama. This however resulted in Lhasa consecration race in the United States.
Lhasa Apso was first admitted to the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a member of the non-sporting breed group, leisure or business.
There is no myth: Sentinel Tibetan Dalai Lama or his dog.
Food Lhasa Apso
Many do not take into account the proper nutrition to dogs and feed them cooked food is inadequate or cheap grains purchased from first boutique. Every dog has a daily requirements of vitamins and minerals, and it needed to procure the quantity and quality of food that is offered.
If she likes it or defuse food can be seen in the dog's activity and physical appearance. If food is quality and cause him troubles can occur eczema, itching, irritation, etc.
The main source of protein in dogs is meat. Some recommend raw meat, others do not. Longer recommended rice, fish and wheat products. Water should not miss. The dog must have discretion to fresh water to quench thirst.
Although obesity is less common in this type of dog she is not excluded. So do not overfeed your dog with food. After lunch it is better to sit at least 15-30 minutes. Do not forget to exercise daily.
Description Lhasa Apso
Since Lhasa apso originates from a land with harsh climate, a robust constitution and a thick fur were expected. The coat is long and straight, thick but not silky. The hair should fall like a waterfall over the eye region.
Usually, tan Lhasa Apso can be found in other varieties of color, gold, cream and honey is the most popular of them. It happens frequently that the baby fur Lhasa Apso to change color with increasing age it. Lhasa Apso must have whiskers and beard dark. This tiny dog and shaggy resembles a version of Old English Sheepdog smaller community.
Lhasa Apso is a small dog with tail curled over the back. The head is well proportioned with a bot neither too short nor too long, but not the square. The eyes are small, dark. The ears are small, well covered with hair.
Lhasa Apso adult can reach a height of 25-28 cm in males, females being dwarfs. His weight varies between 5-7 kg.
Behavior Lhasa Apso
Harsh climate of Tibet led to the formation of a robust and vigorous dog. The breed is intelligent and seems to have a sixth sense in differentiating those foreign friends. Aloof and wary of strangers, Lhasa is rapidly becoming friendly and sociable after starting to become familiar with them.
Lhasa Apso are courageous and committed. These dogs sausages are affectionate with their owners, but will not tolerate evils and rude behavior of children.
Lhasa Apso needs an owner who knows how to dominate. It is a good watchdog, and earnestly with a resounding bark that gives the feeling that the intruder is a much larger dog.
They do not like to be left alone and tend to jump to bite if they are taken by surprise or challenged.
Lhasa Apso has a highly developed sense of hearing.
Training Lhasa Apso
Lhasa is generally submissive and obedient dog that can be easily trained and trained.
Some dogs tend to be independent, you can have certain difficulties in following orders.
Lhasa will eventually execute what is required but will require less time to think before.
Characteristics Lhasa Apso
Lhasa is a native companion and protector. The breed thrives on human companionship, but it is not very tolerant of children from an early age. Lhasa Apso is happiest when it is grown as a companion dog. Lhasa can coexist without problems with other dogs, as long as it benefits from human company, but has the temptation to take the map with them.
Lhasa Apso is a good choice for people staying in apartments in buildings is very active inside the home so he would not be sad if you can not offer him a backyard.
Long and thick coat of Lhasa require periodic care to prevent tangling and tarnishing it. The coat is split in half along the spine, falling on either side. No need trimming or cutting the skin, but simply once daily combing to prevent tangles hair is enough.
Some owners choose to shorten their fur to ease maintenance. The breed sheds moderate. Keep in mind that when you take the time to check and brushing daily toilet, if necessary, and eyes and ears.
Some dogs tend to be overly protective and aggressive so early socialization and obedience training is a highly recommended are. Independence race can lead to behavioral problems, but with firm discipline and afectuozitate, these problems can be prevented.
Health Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apso dog is overall robust and durable, but certain disorders have been reported with increased frequency.
Urolithiasis is a disease that affects the urinary tract resulting in the formation of pebbles in the bladder.
Patella luxation is a disorder that affects the patella (kneecap). Entropion of the eyelid is a problem in that the free edge of its twists to eyeball. Genes from the free edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball, which can lead to more serious problems.
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is an eye disease that occurs when the decrease or absence of tear production.
Renal dysplasia is a developmental abnormality of the kidneys. Problems usually occur when your pet is less than one year and include loss of appetite, stop growing, weight loss, lethargy, polydipsia, polyuria, and vomiting.
In addition, the Lhasa Apso is prone to allergic skin, corneal ulcers and prolapsed gland of the eyelid Annex III.
The average life expectancy at Lhasa Apso is around 15 years.