HISTORY

In the called " roof of the world ", Tibet, the tibetans monks and muds they breed several dogs to cover different needs 8000 years ago. One of them was the Lhasa Apso, which they were using as dog of company, but especially as alert dog in the monasteries, from ancient times. The specimens of this breed were considered to be " Sacred Dogs of the Tibet ". Many people believed that they were reincarnations of muds died. They were considered carriers of good fortune. For it, there was created the habit of giving one of these specimens the agents chief executive, nobles and kings of the whole world. . They could not be sold, under the threat of death. They must be offered as gift with the desire to give good luck to the person who was receiving it. Thus, already entered approached the 20th century, the breed was opening way him all over the world and jumped borders many hundreds of years after his creation, as far back as the century 800 B.C.

ASPECT

It is a small, but robust and strong dog, with a happy, but distrustful temperament with the strangers. Head a little narrow, domed cranium or in the shape of apple. Dark eyes of average size, placedin the front. They must not be round, prominent, small not sunk. Black noise. Powerful neck and good arched. Body of length happens, a little more length that high. Levelled back, good chest. Long, dense, smooth, hard mantle, neither woolly nor silky, with abundant subhair. All the colors are admitted. Shoulders taken well backward. Back extremities with good angulation, good muscles. Parallel hocks. Tail of insertion high and taken on the back.

CHARACTER

 

The Lhasa apso is an affectionate and intelligent animal, who adores his family but is often wary of strangers until he is given the opportunity to get to know them, he is generally very clean in the house and gets on well with all members of the family, very good with children if they treat him right, he can be stubborn and will not respond to harsh handling.  If treated right he will be your very best friend, he can be difficult to lead train but with patience and love will think its a great idea! :hasas generally get on fine with other dogs and cats if they are introduced sensibly, they can however be a bit dominant so require sensible handling

 

HEALTH

The Lhasa Apso is a resistant dog that enjoys good health. In some cases there can exist some renal genetic problem. It is important that we monitor his nourishment, which must be healthy and balanced. By its calm character and its weakness to spend hours fallen down in the armchair, we will try not to exceed the doses food to avoid to our companion obesity problems.


TAKEN CARE OF

The eyes care is esential. We must clean them often, with a wet cotton. The ears must be cleaned often, too, with specifical products for it and cotton.

The long and quantity coat of the Lhasa Apso must be groomed often if we want a nice dog. We will wash them once in a week with a frecuent shampoo. Then, aply a conditioner or a mask. Dry it while brushing.
We must brush them three times in a week, down towards up. Before brushing, aply a conditioner in spray. You can put some elastic bands in head. When you groom it, you should be so soft, then the dog will be quiet and pacefull.
If you dont want to care so much its coat, you can cut it. There are some tipes of cuts for them, depends of that you want or the hability of the groomer. They can do it a clip or sccisoring cut, like a "teddy" or like a Schnauzer, etc. Never cut their coat to the limit, it will be so bad for them.

 

 

 

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