Lhasa Apsa

EASE OF TRAINING •••
INTELLIGENCE ••••••••
SHEDDING •••
WATCHDOG ••••••
GROOMING •••
POPULARITY ••••••
SIZE ••
AGILITY •••••
GOOD WITH KIDS •••••

LIFE SPAN 14 TO 15 YEARS
HEIGHT 10 TO 15 INCHES
WEIGHT 12-18 POUNDS
GROUP NON-SPORTING
USE TODAY COMPANION


HIS TEMPERMENT

The Lhasa Apso is indpendent, some would say stubborn who likes to play his own rules. It will be a sensitive and caring friend. The Lhasa Apso is good little watchdog.

While he will be devoted to you, loyal and loving, he won't necessarily want to please you. The breed is intelligent and can be manipulative.

They make great watchdogs because they only bark for a reason, and they are naturally wary of strangers.

They should be socialized early on so that this innate suspicion does not turn into aggression.

The breed is joyful and dignified, full of energy and curiosity.

Thanks to their independence, they don't seem to mind waiting for you to get home from work. And twenty minutes of exercise each day should suffice.

They can get the rest of their exercise by climbing things, which they like to do.

As a breed, they are slow to mature, and can act like puppies until they are nearly three.

They seem to gravitate more towards adult companionship than that of children, and they are usually scared of toddlers and will run and hide.

So if you are looking for a loving companion who will have his own personality, who will be a challenge to train, and who will keep you chuckling, the Lhasa Apso might be your next best friend.

TRAINING

The Lhasa Apso is harder to train than most other dog breeds.

He learns new commands more slowly than the majority of other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.

COLOUR

Predominately white with tan, black, or brown markings

COAT

Heavy, straight, hard, not woolly nor silky, of good length and very dense

SHEDDING

The Lhasa Apso sheds practically no hair at all. You'll virtually never find a hair in your home!

GROOMING

Pet coat (less work): Cut his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed every so often.

Show coat (more work): Professionally groom his coat to the breed standard. Brush it daily.

SPECIAL ATTENTION

• Suspiciousness toward strangers. Strong-willed mind of his own, requiring a confident owner who can take charge

• Lots of brushing and combing (or regularly clipping the coat short)

• Slowness to housebreak

• Quickness to retaliate against firm corrections or teasing