The Lhasa Apso often gets lumped in or confused with similar breeds like the Shih Tzu. Most people know it is a separate breed, but many cannot identify the differences off the tops of their heads. The truth is that the Lhasa is an original, developed by nature for life in the Himalayan mountains. The Shih-Tzu's ancestors may be related to Lhasas, but the Lhasas came first. I have not had the pleasure to know many Lhasas, but I admire their independence and whimsy. I also admire the owners who work so hard to train these headstrong little dogs. Lhasas are smart and they know it!
The Lhasa Apso is not the right breed for everyone, particularly households with small children, as it seems like Lhasas prefer adults. However, I do believe that any dog can adapt to just about any situation with proper handling. If you don't mind grooming, and you want a relatively small dog with a dynamic personality and moderate activity level, the Lhasa may be the right one. Before you choose, learn all about the Lhasa Apso, a unique and intriguing dog breed. Love the breed? Tell us about your Lhasa!
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