Registration: All Lhasa Apso dogs are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.
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The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Lhasa Apso in 2002.
Breed Characteristics: The Lhasa Apso is a small, well balanced and compact.
The beauty of the Lhasa Apso is enhanced by its long majestic coat.
The Lhasa Apso's eyes are large and dark in color.
The Lhasa Apso was and still is considered to be vessels of good luck, Lhasa Apso dogs were never bought or sold but were given as gifts or tokens of appreciation. This is how the Lhasa Apso slowly but surely found its way around the globe, in fact the first Lhasa Apsos arrived in the United States as gifts presented by the Dalai Lama to friends in the States.
Country of Origin: The Lhasa Apso's history originates in Tibet where the breed was favored by royalty and greatly valued.
The Lhasa Apso was called the "sentinel lion dog" in early Tibetan history and its roots of origin have been documented as far back as 800 B.C.
Original Purpose: The Lhasa Apso was developed to be a watch dog and a companion dog.
Today's Uses: The Lhasa Apso is still an exception companion dog.
Weight: The Lhasa Apso typically weighs between 12 - 15 pounds.
Height: The Lhasa Apso averages 9 - 11 inches tall at the withers (shoulders).
Coat: Top coat of the Lhasa Apso is heavy, hard and straight.
The coat is not to be woolly or silky in texture and should be of good length. The under coat of the Lhasa Apso is dense.
Color: All colors are accepted for the Lhasa Apso. The majority of Lhasa Apsos are a golden, dark grizzle, black parti-color, white, slate or brown. All colors are equally acceptable.
Temperament: Lhasa Apsos are gentle, spirited and loyal to their family. The Lhasa Apso is suspicious of strangers and makes a useful watch dog.
Lhasa Apso puppies and adults are good-natured and get along well with children.
As with all dogs early socialization should be done with the Lhasa Apso.
Other Pet Compatibility: The Lhasa Apso does well with other dogs and pets but early socialization is important as the breed can be feisty and dominate towards other dogs.
Trainability: The Lhasa Apso can be headstrong and stubborn so patient consistent training is best.
Activity Level: The Lhasa Apso doesn't require a great deal of exercise, however regular exercise is recommended.
Life Expectancy: The Lhasa Apso lives an average life expectancy of 12 - 15 years.