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Lhasa Apso

Overview of Lhasa Apso



Lhasa Apso dog breed is Pure breed Small in size. Fur of Lhasa Apso is long and dense . Basic origin of Lhasa Apso is Tibet. Lhasa Apso is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Easiest to train, Lhasa Apso is commonly Intelligent, Assertive, Friendly, Obedient, Devoted, Fearless, Steady, Alert, Spirited, Energetic, Playful and Lively. Lhasa Apsos one of the oldest recognised breed are alert with high hearing sense. The Lhasa are to wary of strangers while being loyal to those closest to them. They can be very aggressive to strangers if they're not socialized well in early age. Lhasa Apsos are independent as well as companion dogs who want to keep please their owners, yet they may be suspicious toward strangers. Lhasa Apsos often show happiness by rubbing their head on their owners, running and rolling around, or sitting on their owner's feet.
Lhasa Apso is available in black, white, red and gold colors with various shadings. Colors.

Height and weight of Lhasa Apso

Adult Male of Lhasa Apso is about 14 to 18 pounds (6.4 to 8.2 kg) and adult female of Lhasa Apso is about 12 to 14 pounds (5.4 to 6.4 kg) in Weight.
Height of Lhasa Apso is commonly 10.75 inches (27.3 cm) at the withers.

Common Health Issues of Lhasa Apso


Lhasa Apso has tendency to suffer from sebaceous adenitis, progressive retinal atrophy and cherry eye diseases.  

Appearance of Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apsos have dark brown eyes and a black nose, although liver-colored lhasas have a brown nose. The texture of the coat is heavy, straight, hard, neither woolly nor silky, and very dense. They come in a wide variety of colors including black, white, red and gold with various shadings. Lhasas can be with or without dark tips at the ends of ears and beard. The breed standard currently used by the American Kennel Club was approved on July 11, 1978.

Working Class of Lhasa Apso

Basically Lhasa Apso is Companion dog but is also used as Watch and Guard dog.

Training of Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Lhasa Apso.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Lhasa Apso should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Lhasa Apso

Daily exercise for your Lhasa Apso is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Lhasa Apso is recommended Fetching,Tuging,Running,Walking regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Lhasa Apso with children and other pets

Lhasa Apso are good with family children and other pets but aggressive with strangers.

Special instructions related to your Lhasa Apso

These dogs require early socialization with dogs and other people as puppies and throughout their lives. They require patience and may be slow to house train, but in return, they can be quite comical, entertaining and caring companions.

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