LHASA APSO PUPPIES AND DOGS
- Nickname: Lhasas, Bearded Lion Dog, Bark Lion Sentinel Dog
- Breed Group: Non-Sporting
- Height: 10-11 inches
- Weight: 11-18 pounds
- Life Span: 12-14 years
LHASA APSO INFORMATION
LHASA APSO BASICS
WHERE ARE LHASA APSOS FROM?
The Lhasa Apso gets its name from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet’s Himalayan region. These rugged, hardy tiny mountain dogs have been around for millennia, protecting Tibetan nobility and Buddhist temples.
HOW MANY TYPES OF LHASA APSOS ARE THERE?
Apart from the colour variation, there is just one type of Lhasa Apso.
WHICH BREEDS MIX WITH LHASA APSOS?
- Be-Apso (Beagle + Lhasa Apso)
- Chi-Apso (Chihuahua + Lhasa Apso)
- Hava-Apso (Havanese + Lhasa Apso)
- Chasapoo (Cocker Spaniel + Poodle + Lhasa Apso)
LHASA APSO LIFESPAN
The lifespan of a Lhasa Apso is around 12-14 years.
LHASA APSO SIZE (HEIGHT & WEIGHT)
Most Lhasa Apsos weigh between 15 and 18 pounds and are just 10 to 11 inches tall.
LHASA APSO APPEARANCE
WHAT COLORS DO LHASA APSOS COME IN?
Lhasa Apsos come in a variety of dog colours.
HOW MUCH DOES LHASA APSOS SHED?
Lhasa Apsos are extremely minimal shedders, if at all.
DO YOU NEED TO GROOM A LHASA APSO?
Your Lhasa Apso will either need a lot of maintenance or very little, depending on the coat you choose for them. For example, weekly brushing will be required to maintain the long coat and prevent matting. Alternately, shortening the coat will need less maintenance in terms of grooming.
LHASA APSO TEMPERAMENT, PERSONALITY & TRAINING
HOW MUCH DO LHASA APSOS BARK?
Due to their history as sentinel dogs, Lhasa Apsos are alarm barkers. However, with the proper training and exercise, you can get any dog to stop barking as often.
IS LHASA APSOS GOOD WITH KIDS?
Although they might not be the most receptive to the unplanned rambunctiousness of younger children, Lhasa Apsos are friendly, affectionate animals that can make entertaining playmates for energetic older children.
As with any breed, it is advised that your kid always is under adult supervision when interacting with your Lhasa Apso to ensure the safety of both the child and the dog.
ARE LHASA APSOS GOOD FAMILY DOGS?
Lhasa apsos have very distinct personalities. They are independent and frequently wary of strangers at first, devoted to their families, bright, and amusingly clownish. They require regular activity. Thus a somewhat active household will be the most excellent fit for this species.
IS LHASA APSOS GOOD WITH CATS?
Although they may not choose a home with cats, Lhasa Apsos may get along well with smaller animals. But, of course, each dog (and cat) has unique preferences and temperaments. Still, you may be sure that your Lhasa Apso and your cat should get along well if they are appropriately socialized or introduced at a young age.
ARE LHASA APSOS EASY TO TRAIN?
Due to their high level of intelligence, Lhasa Apsos are a breed that responds well to positive reinforcement training.
LHASA APSO HEALTH
DOES LHASA APSOS HAVE A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Lhasa apsos often have a long lifetime of up to 20 years and are an exceptionally healthy breed.
WHAT DISEASES ARE LHASA APSOS PRONE TO?
- Eye problems: Gradual retinal atrophy (PRA), a progressive degenerative illness affecting the retina that eventually results in blindness, and cherry eye, a disorder where a gland on the lower eyelid known as the third eyelid bursts out and expands, creating a red oval mass on the inner corner of the eye.
- Renal Cortical Hypoplasia: Because of the faulty kidney development brought on by this genetic disorder, the bloodstream’s toxins are not effectively filtered. Renal failure eventually results from renal cortical hypoplasia. However, the disease’s course might vary. Dogs with the illness may be tiny for their age, need to pee often, and exhibit excessive thirst.
- Others: Allergies, sebaceous adenitis, a hereditary skin condition that results in dehydrated, scaly skin and hair loss, and patellar luxation, a frequent issue that causes the knee joint to slip in and out of position in many dog breeds, are just a few of the ailments that can affect a person’s health. A veterinarian could advise having the dog undergo respiratory and vision tests to detect these problems.
PURCHASING VS ADOPTING A LHASA APSO
HOW MUCH DOES A LHASA APSO COST?
Adoption is substantially less expensive than purchasing a Lhasa Apso from a breeder. To cover the costs of caring for the dog before adoption, a Lhasa apso adoption costs about $300. Lhasa Apsos from breeders, however, might be unreasonably pricey. They often range in price from $600-$1,500 depending on their breeding.
WHERE CAN I ADOPT A LHASA APSO
A rescue that specializes in Lhasa Apsos would be the best place to find a home for one.
LHASA APSO SHELTERS AND RESCUES
Some animal shelters and rescue organizations specialize in helping Lhasa Apso pups find beautiful homes.
WHERE CAN I FIND A LHASA APSO BREEDER?
Before you purchase a puppy from a breeder, we advise you to rescue a Lhasa Apso (or any other dog). In need of homes are the millions of purebred dogs who are homeless around the nation. Adopting a Lhasa Apso may change both adopters’ and dogs’ lives.
It is safer to get a puppy from a reputed breeder if you still have doubts and want to buy a Lhasa Apso from a breeder. When working with a breeder, be sure that the breeder you’re buying from genetically tests their animals. You should also double-check the puppy’s health records. Finally, ensure the breeder will return any animals they sell if they cannot keep them in their home for whatever reason. Confirm they are dedicated to finding those animals’ new homes if necessary.