Lhasa Apso – Dressed to Thrill!

Is it any wonder that the Lhasa Apso is one of the most popular dog breeds the world over? Is there a more impressive site in the canine world than seeing this proud little dog glide gracefully along as if walking on air? If there is, we would certainly love to witness it!

Maintaining the Lhasa Apso’s coat is hard work it has to be admitted. They are not a breed which can get by with the occasional brush or the weekly comb. Grooming the Lhasa Apso to perfection is almost a full-time job. All we tend to see of the Lhasa is its wonderfully long, silky, flowing top coat. But beneath that outer coat is a soft undercoat that once seriously matted is simply impossible to manage without the severest of haircuts which to an extent defeats the object of owning such a beautiful dog in the first place.

So if you want a Lhasa Apso, and you want it to look and feel its best, prepare yourself for many hours of brushing, combing, bathing and pampering what has to be one of the most beautiful dogs in the world!

Lhasa Apso Puppies For Sale

There are many quality Lhasa Apso breeders who have puppy Lhasa Apsos for sale.

Do your research. Check out the various Lhasa Apso breeders that you find online. Check to see if they also offer a health guarantee. Check that they are registered Kennel Club breeders. There are thousands of Lhasa Apso puppies for sale all waiting to be taken home and loved. Just make sure you choose the right one for you.

Decide why you want a Lhasa Apso puppy. Is it to show or is it simpy a family pet or companion dog? It will make a difference as to the breeder you choose.

Make sure you see your Lhasa Apso puppy’s mother – it’s the best way of knowing how your puppy will look when it’s fully grown.

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What Are Lhasa Apsos Really Like?

Lhasa Apsos are gorgeous let’s face it. As far as style and elegance are concerned, dogs don’t come much more stylish and elegant than the Lhasa Apso.

The Lhasa Apso is a loveable, affectionate, playful little dog who loves the company of people while at the same time maintaining a degree of independence. Not many dogs can match the Lhasa Apso as a companion dog, which perhaps explains why, with an ageing population, their popularity continues unabated in the UK.

Lhasa Apsos are sociable, fun-loving little dogs. They are excellent with other animals and children but wary of strangers so early socialization is imperative. Bred as sentinal dogs by Buddhist monks for thousands of years to warn of intruders and impending danger, Lhasa Apsos make surprisingly good watchdogs considering their size. Their bark also gives the impression of a much larger dog, but then the Lhasa Apso is a little dog who thinks he’s much larger than he really is. Once again it’s in its makeup!

While they may have the reputation for being a little wilful, they are not a disobedient dog – it’s simply their upbringing. The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent breed, and properly and correctly taught right from wrong will happily fit in with any owner’s needs, be they a family with young children or the older, single person.

In summary, there are few more ideal companion dogs than the Lhasa Apso. The Lhasa Apso is particularly suited to the quieter, older owner, although likely to be just as happy with a family mindful of the Lhasa Apso’s more gentile side. They love people and crave nothing more from their owner than their companionship. They are definitely not a dog to be left outside. They need the company of people, although they are more than happy to spend a little time on their own.

If you would like to read more about owning a Lhasa Apso, please read some of these excellent, highly recommended books:

* Pet Owner’s Guide to the Lhasa Apso by: Juliette Cunliffe
* The Lhasa Apso by: Carolyn Herbel
* Lhasa Apsos (Pet Owner’s Manual) by: Stephen Wehrmann and Sharon Vanderlip
* Lhasa Apso (Dog Breed Book) by: Juliette Cunliffe
* Lhasa Apso: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Kennel Club) by: Juliette Cunliffe
* Lhasa Apso (Kennel Club Books: Breeders Best) by: Juliette Cunliffe and Isabelle Francais

So You Want A Lhasa Apso Puppy?

Before you purchase your Lhasa Apso puppy, consider why you want a Lhasa Apso in the first place. It will greatly determine what sort of puppy and what sort of Lhasa Apso breeder you are looking for. Simply searching for Lhasa Apso puppy breeders will not necessarily guarantee you your desired result.

Naturally you will want a pedigree Lhasa Apso puppy. Buying a pedigree Lhasa Apso from a registered breeder is the best way of being certain that you are going to get what you pay for. Unlike simply buying a Lhasa Apso – or any other breed of dog if it comes to that – without a pedigree certificate, if you buy a pedigree Lhasa Apso puppy you have a reasonable idea what your adult Lhasa Apso will look like because pictures of adult Lhasa Apsos abound, especially on the internet.

All puppies look cute, especially Lhasa Apso puppies. But you need to know what your Lhasa Apso is going to look like when it is fully grown. You also need to know, as far as possible, that you are buying a healthy puppy. That is the main advantage of buying a Lhasa Apso puppy with a pedigree certificate from a Kennel Club registered Lhasa Apso breeder.

You also need to see the mother. That is important. If you see the mother then you have a fair idea how your pup will turn out. Does she have the right temperament to suit your lifestyle? Unless you are planning to show your Lhasa Apso, breed standards don’t matter too much. It is your puppy’s temperament that is most important. The fact that your Lhasa Apso might not be suitable for showing or fit the exact breed standards doesn’t matter a hoot if you want a happy, healthy, family pet. But at least by buying your Lhasa Apso puppy from a specialist Lhasa Apso breeder, you have a reasonable idea what you are going to get for your money.

Of course if you are buying a Lhasa Apso puppy for the purpose of showing it, then that is a different matter. You will want the best puppy your money can buy. But if you simply want a delightful and faithful family pet or companion dog, then a Lhasa Apso can be hard to beat. And the best way of ensuring that is to buy your Lhasa Apso puppy from a registered Lhasa Apso breeder, see the mother, check the pedigree certificate, and look forward to many years of happy Lhasa Apso owning.

Lhasa Apsos And Children

Lhasa Apsos are excellent with children, but it should always be borne in mind that Lhasa Apsos have very prominent eyes. This makes their eyes highly susceptible to damage.

The Lhasa Apso’s compressed face makes them terribly appealing to us all. Particularly to children. But the fact that they have no prominent nose to be the first point of contact with any obstacle means that their large eyes are at risk at all times. Even contact with a bush or shrub can be enough to cause damage. Rough handling can be even worse!

Encourage your child to play with your Lhasa Apso by all means. But bear in mind that any damage to a Lhasa Apso’s eyes is likely to be serious.

So teach your child to play with your Lhasa Apso with care. Your Lhasa Apso will reward them for it!

Lhasa Apso Health

You would be surprised at the number of Lhasa Apso health issues you could actually diagnose and treat yourself, at a fraction of the cost of taking your Lhasa to the vet.

Written by vet John Bleby, The Dog’s Health from A-Z: A Canine Veterinary Dictionary, descibes how many canine illnesses can be self-diagnosed and treated, or avoided altogether, with a little knowledge and understanding.

While this book cannot take the place of your vet, it certainly demonstrates that there is much that you can do to prevent many problems happening in the first place. We are more than happy to recommend this excellent book which is certain to pay for itself in the fullness of time!