Lhasa Apso

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This breed is very suspicious of strangers, but usually loving, loyal and affectionate with immediate family.PURPOSE OF BREED:This ancient breed of dog has been bred in Tibetan Monasteries for over 2000 years. They were used in the Monasteries as alarm dogs. They weren?t sold but were given away to people the monks wished to thank. They were thought to bring good luck.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:4 puppies

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HEIGHT: MALE : 11in (28cm) - FEMALE : 10 in (25cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 10lbs (4kg) - FEMALE : 10lbs (4kg)

Their coat is long, heavy, straight and tough without woolliness on the body, tail, and ears. They require daily brushing to keep their coat mat free. The Lhasa Apso is mostly sandy in color with black tips on their ears; they can also be black and white, or blue.

Common ailments: 

Eye, Kidney

The Lhasa, along with the Tibetan Spaniel and Tibetan Terrier, is one of three natively Tibetan breeds in the Non-Sporting Group, and of the three, it was the first admitted to the AKC (in 1935). The three breeds share the heavy coat of protective hair and an upcurled tail over the back.ÿÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/" target="_blank">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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