Official Standard of the Lhasa Apso. Character: Gay and assertive, but chary of strangers. Size: Variable, but about 10 or 11 inches at shoulder for dogs, bitches . Dog ownership brings with it many wonderful things such as companionship, fun and exercise and has even shown to be beneficial to one's long term health. deep valleys, windswept plateaus, warm summers and cold winters, it is the home of the Lhasa Apso. It is an ancient breed and genealogical tables show them.
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BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: The Lhasa Apso comes from. Tibet where many live at high altitudes and the climate can be severe. He has to. The Lhasa Apso was one of the first breeds to be used as a companion dog. For many centuries he was kept by Tibetan monks in their isolated monasteries. Congenital Hypothyroidism in a Lhasa Apso pup. caite.info*, caite.info, R.V. Gaikwad, caite.info, caite.info, caite.infokar and caite.info Department of.
Because Lhasa Apsos are an independent and intelligent breed, house training puppies requires consistency. Lhasa Apsos are independent as well as very loyal and eager-to-please dogs, yet they may be suspicious toward strangers. Dogs Lhasa Apsos are very popular. Spirited, devoted, and lively. Due to the long length of hair, Lhasa Apsos do not shed hair the same way as other breeds. Lhasas can be with or without dark tips at the ends of ears and beard.
The body is longer than tall, with a level topline.
The feathered tail is carried over the back. Any color is acceptable, often with dark tips on the ears and beard. Travels well. Lhasa bitches make good mothers.
The dense coat, which was well-suited to the extreme Tibetan climate, needs a great deal of frequent attention to prevent mats, or can be clipped short to avoid the issue. Very long-lived. Dogs of 18 years and older are not at all uncommon. Prone to kidney problems, skin conditions, and eye problems. The eyes tend to tear, and should be cleaned regularly.
Lhasa Apsos are very popular. Buy only from a reputable breeder, as many poorly bred animals are being sold. Spirited, devoted, and lively. Confident and hardy. Loving with his master and wary of strangers. Some are willful; some are very obedient to the master. Not tolerant of teasing or rough children. Responds best to motivational training.
Should have a fairly dominant master. Some fight with other dogs in the home. Dislikes being alone. Not having undergone selection to a written standard, this unique gene pool represents the Lhasa Apso as it developed as a landrace.
The goal of recording recently imported region-of-origin Lhasa Apsos is to increase genetic diversity while maintaining the integrity of the AKC studbook. Like most mammals, all dogs slough off dander , or flake dead skin.
Since dander and many other allergens become trapped in hair, the susceptibility of allergies acting up is dependent of the amount of hair shed and the weight of the hair. As the amount of hair shed increases, and the weight of the hair decreases, the probability of airborne hair, dander and allergens increases. This will, therefore, increase one's allergies to a particular animal. Lhasas have long coarse hair, which causes the weight of the hair to be heavy.
Due to the long length of hair, Lhasa Apsos do not shed hair the same way as other breeds. Instead, they shed hair like humans, slowly and continuously, as to keep their hygiene clean and risk of matting and tangling low.
The long, heavy hair prevents individual hair strands to become airborne, and decreases the amount of dander in the air as compared to other breeds. People with allergies may co-exist with the low-shedding breeds of dogs, like the Lhasa Apso.
Coming from the extremely cold weather of the Himalayas , the Lhasa has a double coat: The outer coat consisting of the guard hair should be similar to human hair; one should be able to feel individual hair strands when touched. While the undercoat is softer and finer, it should lay flat and blend in with the outer coat.
Routine brushing and bathing is necessary, not only to keep up on the slow continuous shedding, but also to remove any dirt and debris that may get caught within the hair strands. A Lhasa with a thick coarse outer coat will likely require less grooming than a Lhasa with a lot of under coat and soft, less coarse, top coat.
The Lhasa Apso is prone to a few health problems, but still a very healthy breed. For example, it is susceptible to sebaceous adenitis , a hereditary skin disease that occurs primarily in Standard Poodles , but has also been reported in a number of other breeds, including the Lhasa Apso.
They are also prone to the genetic disease progressive retinal atrophy PRA which can render them blind. Responsible breeders have their breeding dogs checked yearly by a canine ophthalmologist to check that they are not developing the disease, which is heritable in offspring. Lhasa Apsos are also prone to eye diseases, such as cherry eye and keratoconjunctivitis sicca KCS or dry eye syndrome.
While regarded by many as a "lap dog", Lhasa Apsos do require daily exercise, by play and walks, to maintain physical health and mental well being.
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