Standing less than a foot high on the shoulder, the Lhasa are small but hard-boiled dogs. They are famous for a floor-length, flat-hanging coat, which is by wrapping and wrapping each part of the body in the middle. A winged tail curls backwards in a different way to that of Tibetan breeds. Fans of the breed say that dark, oval-shaped eyes – peeping through facial hair – are the windows of Mira Lhasa’s soul. The whole picture is elegant and cool well balanced
This thousand year old breed was served as sentinel dogs in palaces and Buddhist monasteries ranked high among the Himalayan mountains. For centuries, Lhasa has been associated with the Dalai Lama. In the late 1940s, the fourteenth Dalai Lama helped dogs establish the breed in the Americas as gifts and gifts. In Tibetan folklore, the protector of the country is the legendary Snow Lion, and Lhasa, the “bearded lion dog”, is the worldly representative of Snow Lion. Lhasa is the name of the holy city of Tibet; Apso means “long dog.
Reflecting its Tibetan heritage as an indoor watchdog on the Tibetan Plateau north of the Himalayan Mountains, Lhasa Apso is a small, strong, well-balanced rectangular dog with a level of top-tier and a tail well-done at the back . There should be no exaggeration of any body parts nor should there be any sign of bone or body on a large scale. A distinctive feature of Lhasa Apso is its heavy, thick, double coat that is parted from head to tail in the middle. In addition, the Lhasa Apso has good headfalls and well toes and feet as these features protect this little dog from extreme temperatures and bumpy terrain of his native land.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time’
Long Hair or Puppy Cut? Both require regular maintenance, and this is an option for the owner to make. In puppy cuts or other clips Lhasa should still be brushed regularly and bathed between visits to the Groomer. Long hair needs to be brushed regularly using the right tools and techniques. Expect to bathe a long coat at least every two weeks, and brush at least once between baths. Complete rinsing is necessary, as the shampoo residue irritates the skin. Grooming is made easier by conditioners and finishing sprays. Freshly bathed long or chopped hair should be thoroughly dried and brushed, as moist hair, even when clean, will mat.
Lhasa Apsos will make you happy if it pleases them to make you happy. They are sometimes highly intelligent than willful toddlers. They can learn just about anything that makes an instructor quite interesting to master on their own terms. They do not appreciate repetitive drills and can be unusually stubborn if they are rude or abusive. Most cases of unacceptable Lhasa behavior involve inconsistent, inappropriate or situations with any human leadership. It is a breed for creative, motivated people who enjoy the canine companion of the mind.
Lhasa is not usually a couch potato and specializes in self-exercise. They would run around an apartment to escape the energy, entertain themselves in a fitted yard, or walk their owners fast. Just as important as physical exercise is mental stimulation. They excel in agility, can do aromatic work, and are known to reclaim and herd. Talented Lhasa certified as medical dogs working in hospitals, nursing homes, colleges and prisons.
Lhasa Apsos thrive on high quality food. Since they usually have thick skin to support their heavy hair coat, Lhasa needs a diet with good protein and fat levels. Breeders recommend a diet with more than 14 percent fat. Protein sources (meat, fish, game, etc.) depend on the tolerance and taste of the individual dog. Most Lhasa use their food very well, and even a little breastfeeding can lead to unpleasant digestive results. Food can be dried, or moistened with a slight flavor enhancement, such as cooked meat or grain-free canned food. Feeding once or twice a day is a personal choice for owners, but there is an emphasis on the stability of dogs, so it is recommended to keep the frequency and time of day constant.
Lhasa Apso is generally a strong, healthy dog. The most serious health problem in the breed is hereditary renal dysfunction, which may be present in mild to severe forms. There is no reliable test to detect carriers. Prospective owners should seek out experienced, duty-bound breeders who are aware of this condition and remove affected individuals from their breeding programs. Breeders have made a lot of progress towards eliminating this problem, and the risk of getting a puppy infested with a knowledgeable breeder is slim. Dry eyes, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), slipping stiffness, hip dysplasia, and cherry eye are other conditions to inquire about.