The Lhasa Apso
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.
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.
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”
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.
Taking care of your Lhasa Apso. - Click here for more information on How to look after your Apso.