Lhasa Apso – Q&A

February 9, 2019

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There are many reasons why the Lhasa Apso, though originally from Tibet, is now a favorite around the world. Unlike the designer dogs that are bred specifically for certain purposes, the Lhasa is a natural breed. The moment you meet a Lhasa, you’ll be left wondering why you didn’t get one sooner. There are several reasons why this is true. This post will attempt to answer your most common questions about the breed:

Does a Lhasa Apso make a good pet?

The suitability of the Lhasa Apso as a pet is based on the age of the owner. For adults, the Lhasa can work well as a pet and a great watchdog. However, for children, the breed may not really be the ideal. This is because he can be impatient and may bite if roughed up by a child during play.

Do Lhasa Apso shed hair?

Yes, they shed hair but they are categorized among the dog breeds that are moderate to low-shedding. However, you can minimize the shedding through regular grooming. This includes brushing, washing and trimming the coat to the size you prefer. Having a schedule is recommended to avoid matting.

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Is the Lhasa Apso easy to train?

Generally speaking, the Lhasa Apso is smart. Over the years, they have been used as watchdogs. That is enough to show that they are trainable. Even so, it is important to realize that they are strong willed and may come off as aloof and sometimes stubborn. Thus, training is very important and should be prioritized as early as possible.

How long does the Lhasa Apso live?

The good news is that the breed has a relatively long life expectancy, ranging between 12 to 15 years. This can be enhanced by a good diet that is specially manufactured for small dogs. That means that they can live to their late teenage years if properly managed.

Is the Lhasa Apso a good family dog?

 

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This breed’s personality can work well for a family with teenagers and adults. However, as earlier mentioned, they may not be the best pets for families with children.

To get more of your questions about the Lhasa Apso or any other breed answered, call My Next Puppy on (703) 844-9796. We will be glad to connect you with the ideal pup for yourself or a loved one.