Facts about Lhasa Apsos Edit


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".

Coat colors Edit

  • Black
  • Golden
  • Honey
  • Brown
  • Sandy
  • Dark Grizzle

Temperament Edit

Alert, Assertive, Devoted, Energetic, Fearless, Friendly, Intelligent, Lively, Obedient, Playful, Spirited, Steady, A family comedian, but regally aloof with strangers, Smart, confident, complex

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