Lhasa Apso

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Lhasa Apso Facts

  • Breed Type: Purebred
  • Size: Small
  • Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
  • Temperament: Alert, Assertive, Devoted, Energetic, Fearless, Friendly, Intelligent, Lively, Obedient, Playful, Spirited, Steady
  • Colors: Black, Brown, Dark Grizzle, Golden, Honey, Sandy
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
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The Lhasa Apso of Tibet was a special breed that couldn’t be purchased because it was rarely sold. Instead, these dogs were given as prized gifts. Thankfully, the breed is much easier to come across today.

But if you do get a Lhasa, make sure to treat him with the utmost respect…

For according to Tibetan Buddhists, dogs are the step just prior to humans in the cycle of reincarnation.

And Lhasa Apsos in particular are especially important. These sacred pups are believed to reincarnate into Buddhist priests.

So be sure to treat your Lhasa kindly!

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