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Lhasa Apso

 

 

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag 
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- Henry Wheeler Shaw


Lhasa Apso puppy

BPIS Can/Am Ch Desiderata Milehaus Hot Sauce
"Sassy"

Lhasa Apso adult
BISS Can/Am Ch Milehaus Desiderata Serenade
"Sera"

The most well known and popular of the breeds that come from Tibet, the Lhasa Apso is believed to date back to 800 BC. 

Recently, DNA Analysis identified the Lhasa Apso as one of the 14 most ancient dog breeds. He was an indoor watchdog bred as a companion and indoor guard of the monasteries and homes of the upper classes. 

The dogs were never sold but presented as gifts. It was as a gift from the Dalai Lama that the Lhasa Apso first came to North America. The Lhasa is believed to bring good luck which may explain his popularity.

The heavily-coated Lhasa Apso stands no more than 11 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. His coat is long, straight, dense, and hard, and completely covers him. Daily grooming is necessary to prevent tangles and matting in the thick undercoat. The coat comes in all colours although the golden shades are the most common. The Lhasa carries his tail curled proudly up over his back.

An alert, watchful, and suspicious little dog, the Lhasa continues today the work for which he was bred over 2,000 years ago - to alert his masters to intruders. He is loyal, gentle, and loving with his family. With a happy and assertive nature, he makes a good companion for children as he enjoys playing. His small size makes him suitable for the smallest accommodation. Having a Lhasa involves a serious commitment as the little dog typically lives 15 to 18 years.

Although he is a quick learner, the Lhasa can be strong-willed, so his owner will need to exercise patience during training. He requires a short amount of daily exercise to keep him in shape. 

 

 
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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Arlene Miller, Desiderata Lhasas Reg'd
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British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Sandie Clark
5745 Haynes Street
Hedley, BC  V0X 1K0
(250) 292-8277
Email:
sandie@goldmountainlhasa.com

Gold Mountain


Patricia Furmedge
1033 West Keith Road
North Vancouver, BC  V7P 3C7
(604) 985-9470

Furchila


Gayle Gerard
5217 Bridlewood Drive
Chilliwack , BC    V2R 5W9
(604) 824-8518
Email:
gaylegerard@shaw.ca

Mistymeadows Reg'd


Arlene Miller
2685 Trillium Place
North Vancouver, BC  V7H 1J2
(604) 929-3570
Email:
arlenemiller@telus.net

Desiderata Reg'd



Ontario

Kennel/Website

Elaine Brown
1168 Kos Boulevard
Mississauga,ON   L5J 4L7
(905) 823-4621
Email: 
lhasa@sympatico.ca

Talismankye Kennels


Janet Lacasse
193 Malcoml's Way, RR#6
Smiths Falls, ON  K7A 4S7
(613) 284-5241
Email:
lasacas@xplornet.com
Blog: http://lasacas.blogspot.com

Lasacas Reg'd

 

 

 
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Did you know?


Traditionally, Lhasas are revered as it is believed 
they hold the reincarnated souls of Dalai Lamas. 

Golden Lhasas in particular are worshipped
for this reason.

 

 
 

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