LHASA APSO

About Lhasa Apso


Lhasa Apso: The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet.[1] It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet, and apso is a word in the Tibetan language meaning "bearded", so, Lhasa Apso simply means "long-haired Lhasa dog". There are, however, some who claim that the word "apso" is a form of the Tibetan word "rapso", meaning "goat-like",[2] which would make the equivalent translation "wooly Lhasa dog".The Lhasa Apso originated in the area of Tibet over 4,000 years ago as a small breed of mountain wolf.[8].

The sport of conformation showing began in earnest among spaniels after the Spaniel Club was formed in 1885. When showing, the new Springer and Cocker, both were in the same class until The Spaniel Club created breed standards for each of the types. The Kennel Club separated the two types eight years later. Since then, the Springer and Cocker enthusiasts have bred in the separate traits that they desired. Today, the breed differ in more ways than weight alone.And you can always find Lhasa Apso dogs in kerala from our farm.

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Life span:    12 – 14 years
Coat:   Long, dense
Litter size:    4–6 puppies
Temperament:   Fearless, Steady, Assertive, Lively, Energetic, Devoted, Obedient, Spirited, Alert, Intelligent, Playful, Friendly
Weight:    Female: 5–7 kg, Male: 6–8 kg
Height:   Female: 25–28 cm, Male: 25–28 cm

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