Is the Lhasa Apso the right dog for You?

Is the Lhasa Apso the right dog for You?

A Lhasa Apso may not be right for you. Keep in mind that the inheritance of temperamentis less predictable than the inheritance of physicaltraits such as size or shedding. Temperament and behavior are also shaped by raising and training. You can avoid some negative traits by choosing an ADULT dog from an animal shelteror rescue group.

What was the original name of the Lhasa Apso?

In Tibet, the Lhasa Apso goes by his original name, Abso Seng Kye, which means Bark Lion Sentinel Dog. Lhasas guarded Tibetan dwellings from the inside — while Mastiffs guarded outside — and would bark to alert the humans of any potential intruders.

What does chary with strangers mean in Lhasa Apso?

The AKC Standard calls the Lhasa Apso “chary with strangers.” Chary means cautious or wary, and indeed he is. With his acute senses, keen observation skills, and distrust of anything new or different, Lhasas take their watchdog responsibilities seriously.

Do you have to brush your Lhasa Apso hair?

My Lhasa Apso Trainingpage discusses the program you need. All the grooming. Without frequent brushing and combing, the long hair becomes a matted mess. If you can’t commit to the brushing, you have to commit to frequent trimming to keep the coat short and sanitary.

Is the Lhasa Apso a picky eater?

Lhasa Apso Nutritional Needs The Lhasa Apso can be a picky eater, so finding a food that they eat readily may take a few tries. Given this proclivity, the dog does not tend to become overweight, although weight issues may occur in some dogs.

What kind of skin problems does a Lhasa Apso have?

Secondary Health Conditions of the Lhasa Apso The Lhasa Apso is predisposed to a condition of the skin called sebaceous adenitis, in which the dog’s immune system attacks their sebaceous glands. The result of this is a silvery dandruff, a dull, brittle coat, skin lesions, and often a musty smell to the dog.

How often should you groom a Lhasa Apso?

The Lhasa Apso’s coat requires a very careful cut. Because of this, grooming should only be done by a professional or experienced owner. These dogs need brushing from nose to tail every day to maintain a healthy coat. Their coat should be brushed through in sections.