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The Lhasa Apso

 Originating in Tibet, the Lhasa Apso is a sturdy little dog, ten to ten and a half inches tall at the shoulder, dressed with an abundant coat. He will have good bone structure and will have a good strong heart and ample lungs.

 The Lhasa will provide affectionate companionship to those he knows, but will generally be wary of those who are not familiar to him. When it comes to obedience training, the Lhasa Apso temperament is such that he will not readily take to this, but he will come to accept the basic commands, “sit, stay, come” and most importantly “no!” It is important for a new owner to take time to teach the dog basic obedience, otherwise he could become difficult to handle later on.  His appealing expression tends to allow him liberties that other breeds may not be permitted.

 The regularly groomed Lhasa in full adult coat is indeed a handsome fellow. You will find that about ten minutes every day should be adequate to keep his coat in good condition, however if you find the time to carry out regular grooming difficult to come by, then I would recommend you have him trimmed into a puppy cut. This is a trim that resembles the coat he would naturally have, at about the age of seven to eight months. He will still need grooming, but the shorter coat will be much easier to deal with.  See the link below “How to look after your Apso”

 With regard to exercise, a Lhasa will take as much or as little as you care to provide. He will be content to walk for miles by your side, or he will be equally content to have a run round the garden to do his business then nip swiftly back indoors again.

 There are a number of books available about the Lhasa Apso. I recommend that you make the effort to obtain a copy of one of these. It will provide you with much more detailed information on the Breed, than I can give here in this short narrative.

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