Food, Treats & Care
for the Lhasa Apso
Breed of Dog
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Lhasa Apso - Little & Lively - the Show Ring Dog
By: Tippy & Alfred
The Lhasa Apso is an assertive, friendly, intelligent,
lively dog that makes a good pet. They are affectionate with
their masters and very devoted. Dogs of this breed may not
do well around very small children, however.
Lhasa Apsos can be very obedient to their owners. They
respond well to motivational training. They make great watch
dogs and have a fine sense of hearing. The Lhasa Apso also
travels well because of its small size and tolerance. They
are dogs that are popular in the show ring and excel in
agility competitions that provides the dog with activities
Lhasa Apsos reach a height of ten to eleven inches and weigh
between thirteen and fifteen pounds. The female dog is known
to be a little shorter than the male. The Lhasa Apso has
been known to live fifteen or more years. This dog breed is
very long lived and healthy. Some dogs have been known to
live up to eighteen years or more.
In general the Lhasa Apso is a very healthy dog, but if the
coat of the dog isn't kept parasite free they may develop
skin problems. This breed does have a slight tendency
towards Hip Displasia. Some individuals may also have issues
with bleeding ulcers, eye problems and kidney problems.
These dogs make great apartment dwellers and are very active
indoors. They will do fine with a yard. This dog needs a
daily walk to take care of their physical and psychological
needs. They enjoy playing and romping in a safe area off the
The coat of the Lhasa Apso parts down the spine and falls
straight on either side of the dog. No stripping, training
or trimming is necessary. When they have their full coat
they will need to be brushed daily in order to keep the coat
from tangling and matting. Some owners choose to give this
dog a "puppy cut" for easier grooming.
Be sure to check the feet for mats and clear any foreign
matter stuck to their feet. Eyes and ears should be cleaned
meticulously as the eyes have a tendency to tear. Dry
shampoo the dog only when needed. This breed sheds
Give your Lhasa Apso the Special Nourishment
it Needs for Long Life
Jane Bicks, D.V.M.
The Lhasa Apso dogs have it all - a luxurious coat,
big eyes, and dangling, long ears.
A high quality diet with the addition of bee pollen
is recommended for skin and coat, and for ear infection
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The addition of vegetable enzymes and antioxidants
is an added plus.
Daily eye and ear cleaning with eyebright solution
must be a part of your grooming routine.
for Lhasa Apso Dogs
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