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The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet and apso is a word in the Tibetan language meaning "bearded", so, Lhasa Apso simply means "long-haired Lhasa dog". There are, however, some who claim that the word "apso" is a form of the Tibetan word "rapso", meaning "goat-like", which would make the equivalent translation "wooly Lhasa dog".
Lhasa Apsos are independent as well as companion dogs who want to please their owners, yet they may be suspicious toward strangers. Unique personality characteristics of Lhasa Apsos have gained them a reputation as being a very emotive breed that, in most cases, prove themselves to be completely fearless. Lhasa Apsos often show happiness by rubbing their head on their owners, running and rolling around, or sitting on their owner's feet.
These dogs are good for apartment living. They are very active indoors and will do okay without a yard.
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Liver treats are very welcome, but should only be given as a treat. Eg. When you are going out.
They understand whatever you say, and when you say you are going out for a little while , please do that. Give them a treat (or 2) and say good bye.
THEY DO UNDERSTAND
BED IS VERY IMPORTANT
If they have a good bed, that is, larger than required, they will happily go bed.
These dogs are happy with routine.
They like things to be the same.
They LOVE their bed.
Mine sleep in my ensuite, so they are away from family, and like the peace and quiet.
Always brush before their bath once a week, they will then look forward to their bath and blow-dry.
It is a very good idea to put EPI-OTIC in their ears prior to their bath.
Then they will not get sore ears.
When inside of their ears are red, use Epi-Otic