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Lhasa Apso Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in Tibet and is believed to have existed in this world for more than hundred years. This breed was used as a personal breed of Tibetans, mostly as a household pet for nobles and also common men. This breed was recognized by the American kennel Club, in the year 1935. This breed was also used as herding dogs in farms. This breed is small in size, and compact in appearance. They have long and slender. Their ears are low hung, and are covered with featherings. Their muzzle in medium in size, and their teeth are set either level bite or in scissor bite. They have round and cat like feet, which makes them swift. They have high set tail, which is slightly curved towards the end. The coat covering the body of this breed is double coated, and is straight in texture. This breed is available in golden and also honey colour. This breed is very smart and also intelligent. They are always energetic and active. They are obedient and also very keen to please their master, hence this breed relatively easier to train and handle. They have great sense of sound, and are perfect choice as watch dogs. They are also good travelling companion. They should be trained by a firm and also calm trainer, as this breed is very much sensitive to harsh treatment. If this breed is not trained properly, they will develop behavioural disorders. If the breed is properly trained, they can be gentle and calm towards children. They can be aggressive towards strangers and this should be avoided with proper socialization. The average height and weight of a healthy male Lhasa Apso 25 cm to 28 cm, and the average weight of this breed is 6 kg to 7kg respectively. In case of female Lhasa Apso, the average height and weight is 24 cm to 26 cm, and 4 kg to 5 kg respectively. This breed is suitable as apartment pets, but they should be taken out for regular exercise, or else they can get destructive. They should be brushed and also combed daily in order to avoid matting. They are generally very healthy breed and their average life span is 18 years.

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