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!


One Response to “Lhasa Apsos And Children”
  1. Catherine Marley, M.D. says:

    Apsos should NOT have “very prominent eyes”. The original (British) standard said, “Eyes. Neither very large and full nor very small and sunk, dark brown in colour.” The dog originated in Tibet – dry and windy – prominent eyes would be blinded at a young age in such a climate.

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