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Lhasa Apso

A sonorous bark that frightens intruders

Lhasa Apso
origin:Tibet
life expectancy:12-14 years
classification:Non-sporting
height:25 to 28 cm
weight:6 to 7 kg
exercise: Undemandingtraining: Reasonableclimate: Coldin/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Undemandingsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

The Lhasa Apso, is a small breed of dog native of Tibet  probably originated from Lhasa, the capital, after which the breed was named. According to recent DNA analysis results the Lhasa Apso is one of the 14 most ancient dog breeds. Their long coats, with hair falling down their eyes, protected the breed from the freezing temperatures of Tibet. For nearly two thousand years the breed was bred exclusively inTibet by the aristocratic Tibetan society and were considered sacred, once when its master died, his soul was thought to enter the Lhasa Apso´s body. To be presented with a Lhasa Apso was to be blessed with good fortune. They were kept as indoor guards in monasteries and dwellings due to their acute hearing and instincts for identifying friends from strangers. In their native coun