How to take care for a Lhasa Apso?
The Lhasa Apso is a Tibetan breed that is related to the Tibetan Terrier and the Tibetan Spaniel. Today Lhasa Apso still maintains its position as a treasured lap dog and family member.
This breed is a small dog that stands between 10 and 11 inches tall and weighs between 13 and 15 pounds. Lhasa Apsos have long, fluffy coat that comes in shades of sand, dark grizzle, smoke, white, gold, honey and brown.
Lhasa Apsos tend to be tough though and sometimes result very lively dogs. Please read the articles linked below to find out more about the health related issues of this dog breed.
Lhasa Apso might suffer from various health problems, such as hereditary skin disorder that occurs mainly in standard Poodles. They might also start shading due to the genetic disorder progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Lhasa Apso dogs endure other eye conditions like cherry eyesight and keratoconjunctivitis sicca. That is why all the Lhasa Apso owners should remember about check ups every year and provide visits to a canine ophthalmologist in order to prevent possible development of this condition.
Frequent checkups are obligatory due to the ear infections, eyesight problems and body disorders.
Lhasa Apso puppies should be walked daily though they require minimal exercise. This breed makes perfect indoor dogs and they are great for apartments or condo living.
However, you should remember about grooming your dog regularly. Brushing your Lhasa Apso daily will take out tangles and matted curly hair. Remember to use a special shampoo and conditioner designed for dogs. The Lhasa Apso coat requires high maintenance.
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