Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lhasa Apso
The Lhasa Apso is a Tibetan breed.  This is a small but sturdy dog, covered from head to tail with a long, dense, hard coat that protected him in that harsh Tibetan climate. He is a guardian by nature, having an acute sense of hearing to assist him in guarding the temples and alerting his masters of anything irregular. The Lhasa is highly independent; his aim is to please himself, not you.  The beautiful Lhasa coat needs a lot of grooming. Expect to do a lot of work, or to pay a professional groomer. The Lhasa coat is gorgeous. Normally it is long, straight, and dense. It comes in many colors, including honey, black, white, slate, or parti-color.  It's not uncommon for owners to have their Lhasa's coat clipped short to cut down on grooming.  The beautiful flowing coat is gone, but what's left is a lot easier to care for.  To keep your Lhasa in a long coat like this pretty girl, regular, daily brushing is key.  Use a pin brush, slicker brush and a comb with both wide and close toothed so you can be sure to get every knot and tangle out.

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