Breed Review: Lhasa Apso (18 Pics)

#4 The British were the first to get acquainted with Lhasa Apso, but at first, various types of individuals were imported into the country, among which there were animals up to 50 cm in height.

In England, they decided to divide shaggy dogs into breeds only in the 30s. After that, the larger dogs were called Tibetan Terriers, and the smaller ones, Lhasa Apso. Dogs of the Dalai Lamas got to the rest of Europe later. For example, breeders in Germany saw the breed in the late 30s, the French in the middle of the 20th century. The "Tibetans" reached the United States by the end of the 50s, and not without incident: at first, the Americans did not see the difference between the Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso breeds, mistakenly combining them into one type. The United States dog handlers managed to separate both canine clans from each other only by 1969.

#5 The appearance of the breed does not at all reflect the characteristics of the character of its representatives, so if you expect that Lhasa Apso will be something in between a sofa cushion and a children’s toy, then you are mistaken.

By nature, small "Tibetans" are closer to shepherd dogs than to decorative tribesmen. Hence - the incredible loyalty to the owner, distrust of outsiders and the desire to take patronage over all the two-legged creatures in sight.

#6 Lhasa apso are very attached to people, but do not stoop to harassing and annoying following on the heels of the owner

With children, the breed does not exactly do not get along, rather it does not consider it necessary to pamper little mischievous people with its attention and patience. Possessing a developed possessive instinct, Lhasa Apso is jealous of the fact that children encroach on his toys and territory. By the way, most of the funny conflicts between these two clans occur precisely because of the unwillingness to give in to each other. For example, a dog fiercely defends property, children continue to try to steal a ball from an animal, and as a result, the relationship between the “tail” and young bullies turns into a state of permanent confrontation in the style of “who will beat whom”.

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