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Tibetan Terrier
Tíbet FCI 209 . Tibetan breeds.

The Tibetan Terrier, despite being considered a sacred dog in Tibet, He also accompanied the shepherds.

Terrier Tibetano

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Characteristics "Tibetan Terrier"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Tibetan Terrier" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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History

As the name suggests, the Tibetan Terrier was born on the roof of the world, in the heart of Central Asia.

They celebrate their second millennium, since the first writings on them date back to the beginning of our era. Probably related to the Hungarian Puli, the Tibetan Terrier, contrary to what its name might suggest, it was originally a sheepdog. He lived in harmony with the Tibetan monks and the nomads, and his life led him to live with the sheep, the horses and yaks that he guarded. He also herded the herds in mountainous areas too difficult for the larger dogs.. A good sentry, warned as soon as someone approached. In summary, the Tibetan Terrier was both recognized and Sheepdogs as Companion and Toy Dogs.

Out of respect for his soul, tradition dictated that the most vicious pup in a litter should not be killed. On the other hand, was handed over to the monks, who granted him a monastic life. Next to him, was subjected to regular work. This would partly explain the particular character of the Tibetan Terrier. This dog is devoid of all aggressiveness, perhaps because he lived the secluded life of the monasteries and shared everything with his master, being totally part of the family. It is also said that it was reputed to bring good luck..

In fact, considered as a sacred animal and guardian of the temples, this dog was the object of a true cult.

Over the years 20, the DRA. Agnes Greig, an english doctor, received a couple of Tibetan Terrier of one of his patients, a tibetan princess. This is how this breed came to Europe, when the doctor brought these gifts to his country. Was not up 1930 that the Kennel Club of India recognized the Tibetan Terrier as a pure breed, and in 1931 that the British Kennel Club he did the same.

Before being mistakenly baptized as “Tibetan Terrier” by the english, who classified it in the group of Terriers, the Tibetans called him “Chung-chung-pa“, that means “small person” (unlike in the Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy), it was called “big person”), or “Apso Tchenpo“, that means “Big Apso”, in opposition to “Small apso” what is he Lhasa Apso.

The French had proposed calling it Tibetan Griffin, but this proposal was not kept. Even today, although call it Pastor tibetanor would it be much more appropriate, this breed still carries a misleading name.

Physical characteristics

The Tibetan Terrier He is a medium-sized dog with a robust complexion and a determined expression.. They are recognized by their fur, generously endowed with long hair that covers most of his body. Has the appearance of a dog that can fit in a perfect square.

▷ Fur: long, abundant, fine (without being silky or woolly), smooth or corrugated (never curled), with a fine, woolly undercoat.
▷ Color: All coat colors are allowed, except chocolate and liver. White, grey, cream, dorado, black, Particolored and tricolor.
▷ Head: Well stocked with long hair, falling forward, but never about the eyes. Medium length skull, moderately sharp between ear and eye. The stop is slightly marked.
▷ Ears: V shape, pendants, set high on the sides of the skull and well feathered.
▷ Eyes: His eyes are lined with very long lashes, round, large, quite separate and dark brown.
▷ Body: Muscular, powerful, straight back, short, slightly arched loins, horizontal rump and chest that reaches to the elbow.
▷ Tail: High insertion, average length, happily carried in a loop over the back, with abundant hair.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 35 – 40 cm.
▷ female size: 35 to 40 cm.
▷ Male weight: 8 – 13 kgs.
▷ female weight: 8 – 13 kgs.

Character and skills

The Tibetan Terrier not a real terrier: is a Shepherd Dog belonging to the group of the Companion and Toy Dogs.

This faithful companion is endowed with many attractions. Its sociable, lively, smart and full of energy, and they are neither shy nor aggressive. It is a dog that adapts perfectly to the elderly or to single people who want company.

If you are wary of strangers, may be a barker, but he also knows very quickly that there is no danger, if required. Then it quickly calms down.

He has great security in the mountains and is endowed with a sharp intelligence that allows him to react very quickly to danger., but also behave like a gentleman in the city. Always ready to go out for a walk, he also knows how to be close to his master if he can't go out, because you settle for very little exercise.

If we add to this that it is not very noisy, we quickly understand that it is a breed of dog that can live in an apartment without problem.

Last, not content with being too demonstrative with his master and cuddly as desired, the Tibetan Terrier often appreciates the company of another dog or cat, and gets along very well with children, as long as they respect him and remember that he is not a stuffed animal. On the other hand, it is a dog that tolerates loneliness quite badly, much preferring the presence of his master in all circumstances.

Education

Very smart dog, it is easy and pleasant to work with Tibetan Terrier, although you need to understand the usefulness of what you are being asked to do.

Quite stubborn and not very submissive by nature, the Tibetan Terrier requires from an early age a faultless education, quite firm, but fair. His master must have “an iron hand in a velvet glove” and be infallible, because in general, smart dogs tend to find loopholes, and they can try to take the place of the leader of the pack if they consider that this place is vacant.

Health

The Tibetan Terrier it is a robust and resistant dog that does not have particular health problems. It even has a certain longevity.

Thus, two affections are usually noticed:

  • An abnormality of the vascular supply of the retina, which can lead to long-term blindness;
  • Hip Dysplasia, to a greater or lesser degree.

You can also suffer from deafness or neurological disorders, and also seems to be predisposed to diabetes mellitus.

Life expectancy

14 years

Grooming

During their annual molts, in spring and autumn, the Tibetan Terrier lose a lot of hair, which is quite visible as it has a long coat. During this time, it is necessary to brush it almost every day to avoid knots and maintain the beauty of its coat.

The rest of the year, thorough and regular brushing is necessary every other day. But, mowing can be used to simplify maintenance.

It also, hair under your pads should be cut regularly.

Price:

The purchase price of a Tibetan Terrier ranges from €900 to €1000.

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Images "Tibetan Terrier"

Photos:

1 – Tibetan Terrier in the snow by Mr407SW, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Tibetan Terrier of about 7 meses by PateraIncus, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Tibetan Terrier by Ian McFeganFlickr
4 – Tibetan Terrier purebred male 8 years sporting a 'puppy cut’ by Getsnarky, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Tibetan Terrier Daisy, taking a breather during agility class at Dog Barn, 16 in March of 2012 by Ian McFeganFlickr
6 – Tibetan Terrier by Acid Pix, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 9: Section 5: Tibetan breeds
  • AKCToy
  • ANKC – (Toy)
  • CKC – Group 5 – (Toy)
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKCToy
  • UKC – Group 8 – Companion dog


FCI breed standard "Tibetan Terrier"

FCIFCI - Tibetan Terrier
Terrier

Alternative names:

    1. Tsang Apso, Dokhi Apso (English).
    2. Terrier du Tibet, Dhoki Apso (French).
    3. Tibetan Terrier, Tsang Apso (German).
    4. Tibetan Terrier (Portuguese).
    5. Tibetan Terrier, Lhasa Terrier, Tibet Apso,
    Tsang Apso
    (español).

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Lhasa Apso
Tíbet FCI 227 - Tibetan breeds.

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent dog, but independent and stubborn.

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History

Originally from Tibet, the Lhasa Apso is known in his country of origin as “Apso Seng Kyi”, that means “dog with the roar of a lion”, probably in reference to its characteristic bark and its appearance quite similar to that of a miniature lion.

DNA studies have established that it is one of the oldest domestic dogs: the first specimens would have appeared several thousand years before our era. They have also shown that it is one of the dog breeds most closely related to the wolf, although its appearance does not necessarily suggest it.

For a long time they were mistaken for the Tibetan Terrier, until separate rules were established that facilitated their differentiation. The distinction was made mainly on the basis of size, being the Tibetan Terrier bigger and, Therefore, more of a deterrent as a guard dog.

Considered sacred in its country of origin, It was forbidden to be sold and was raised exclusively by nobles and monks to watch over and protect palaces., Isolated Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Himalayan mountains. His job was to raise the alarm in case of intrusion or potential danger, while his cousin, the Tibetan Mastiff, put all his imposing stature to deter malicious individuals from going any further. The monks believed that when the owner of a Lhasa Apso I died and was not yet ready for Nirvana, his soul was reincarnated in the body of his animal.

It was also customary to use it as a gift for foreign leaders. It also, only the Lhasa Apso gifts from the Dalai Lama could leave the country. They always happened in pairs, to bring luck and prosperity to the recipient. This is how the first subjects were introduced into China towards 1583, at the beginning of the Manchu dynasty.

The international diffusion of Lhasa Apso

It was not until the dawn of the 20th century that the Lhasa Apso came to europe, and more specifically in 1904. It was then that the first import to the UK took place., when British soldiers returning from the expedition to Tibet led by Francis Younghusband brought back representatives of the breed. But, was not up 1964 when the Kennel Club, the main canine organization in the country, officially recognized the breed.

In France, was introduced in 1949 by Miss Violette Dupont.

The Lhasa Apso first set foot in North America in 1933, when Thubten Gyatso (1876-1933), the XIII Dalai Lama, offered one to the explorer and naturalist Charles Suydam Cutting (1889-1972).

It took the American Kennel Club only two years to officially recognize the breed, as he did in 1935. The other most important canine organization in the country, el United Kennel Club, waited until 1975 to do the same.

The International Cynological Federation (FCI), that coordinates the organizations of a hundred countries, recognized the Lhasa Apso in 1969.

Popularity

The Lhasa Apso is now very popular and is present all over the world.

In United States, ranks 70 (of something less than 200) in the breed ranking established by the American Kennel Club according to the number of births registered each year in the organization. This marks a certain decline compared to the first years of the 21st century., when he was rather in the position 40.

In the United Kingdom, the breed is also in sharp decline, after having peaked. Like this, while the number of annual births registered by the Kennel Club was around 4.000 in the middle of the Decade of 2000 and exceeded 4.500 early in the decade 2010, then collapsed, to the point of dividing by three, with, Therefore, less than 1.500 annual records at the end of the decade of 2010.

The situation is quite similar in France, where the breed reached its peak popularity in the early years 90, with more than 1.500 births in some years. But, before the dawn of the 21st century, they had already regressed below a thousand. The Lhasa Apso recovered in the second half of the decade of 2000, flirting with the numbers reached at their peak. But, fell back from 2012, and abruptly. Like this, during the decade of 2010, the number of people registered each year in the French Book of Origins (LOF) divided by two, ending the decade in less than 700.

Physical characteristics

The Lhasa Apso it is a small dog with a robust and harmonious appearance. His body is longer than high, and well proportioned. Its front legs are straight. The tail is set high on the back and covered by a long lock of hair.

The skull is small and slightly rounded, with a well defined stop. The ears are soft, medium in size and covered with long hair. Very often hidden under a long fringe of hair, eyes are dark brown and oval. They have an alert expression. The snout is short, straight but not square, and ends in a black nose.

The coat of the Lhasa Apso consists of a medium density undercoat and a long topcoat, Lisa, dense and hard. Hair covers the entire body and usually touches the ground, without ever impeding their movements.

But, because they shed relatively little, they are often promoted as a breed of dog hypoallergenic, which makes them suitable for people with allergies to dogs. But, keep in mind that no breed is totally hypoallergenic: a person who is in this case should always try to carry out a test in real conditions for several hours before any adoption.

In any case, the coat can be of various colors: dorado, sand, honey, dark grey, Slate, black, white or brown. It is smooth in some individuals, and particolorada (that is to say, that mixes several colors) in others.

Last, sexual dimorphism is not very pronounced in this breed: males and females are very similar in size.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 20 – 30 cm.
▷ female size: 18 – 28 cm.
▷ Male weight: 5 – 7 kg
▷ female weight: 4 – 6 kg

Character and skills

The Lhasa Apso He is very loving and protective of his owners. But, despite the close bond he has with them, his independent nature allows him to handle loneliness without difficulty. He is not one of those who suffer from separation anxiety when his owners are absent for a few hours.

Get along well with children old enough to have learned to interact with and respect an animal, which makes him a very good playmate. On the other hand, by not being very patient, can quickly become overwhelmed by young children who are noisy, that move a lot or that hurt you, and then he risks at any moment to react abruptly. So, it is not recommended that you live with younger children. In any case, Whatever your race, a dog should never be left alone with a young child without adult supervision.

Probably because he loves his family and seeks to protect them, the Lhasa Apso It, on the other hand, suspicious of strangers. They do not hesitate to bark when they perceive a threat or a stranger approaching their home, and are usually perceptive enough to quickly determine if the person is a friend or foe of their family. So, he is an excellent alert dog. But, not only uses their vocalizations to raise the alarm: it is known to bark a lot, even in situations that don't justify it. This is probably due to his highly developed hearing., that allows you to hear noises and sounds inaudible to humans and even to some other races.

Living with their little fellows usually goes well, how much have they grown up together. Otherwise, for its dominant character, it can be more complicated. Given its size, it is also better to avoid living with a large dog, since it could inadvertently hurt you, for example while playing together. There is also a risk with people who are on your walks. In fact, as he is very brave and sees himself as bigger and more powerful than he really is, does not hesitate to play with (or sometimes face) other dogs much bigger than him, not realizing that they could unintentionally hurt you during their interactions.

Have you share your home with a representative of another species (cat, rodent, bird…) it is very possible. In fact, does not have a very pronounced predatory instinct, and he is not one of those who begins to chase the small animals that are during his walks. The only exception are those who dare to enter their territory, for example in your garden.

The Lhasa Apso you don't need much to satisfy your need for exercise. But, half an hour a day, through two or three walks and / or play sessions, is a minimum below which you should not keep it balanced. On the other hand, if you are happy to accompany your masters on short walks, its resistance is quite limited: you don't have to count on him to walk for hours. In fact, its low level of activity makes it an ideal companion for the elderly or sedentary. However, do not neglect to exercise daily, both for their psychological and physical well-being, especially since it is a breed of dog that tends to be overweight.

It also, the Lhasa Apso not only needs to be physically stimulated. In fact, You also have to take advantage of his curiosity and his great intelligence so that he is psychologically balanced. So, It may be convenient not only to vary the routes and activities of the walk, but also, for example, regularly teach him new tricks or let him play different dog sports such as agility, obedience or rally, that allow you to exercise both physically and mentally.

As soon as your needs are met, easily adapts to all places in life, showing himself capable of living both in the city and in the country, in an apartment like in a house. Having said that, even if you have access to a garden, your independence does not mean you can spend most of your time there, away from their masters. In fact, to be happy and balanced, you need to be surrounded and interact with your family.

But, it is important to note that the Lhasa Apso is independent, stubborn and not really inclined to spontaneously obey. It also, if you don't like something, does not hesitate to express his discontent. It also, matures very slowly and can remain a puppy in your head until 3 years. So, not really suitable for a person who has no experience with dogs, since it could give you too much trouble.

Education

The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent dog, but independent and stubborn. It also, matures slowly, to the point that some individuals remain puppies on their heads for up to three years. Obviously, this is not without consequences on their education: has difficulty concentrating and taking learning sessions seriously.

Everything is combined so that obeying is not necessarily the most natural thing for him, not the first thing on his priority list. This is all the more true as he is dominant and does not hesitate to question the rules and test the limits.; if he perceives a flaw that allows him to do what he pleases or even occupy the role of leader, does not hesitate to exploit it.

So, its owner must be firm from the first months and not let it get away with it, at the risk of allowing the development of “small dog syndrome”. The latter appears when the owners, too moved by the pretty and harmless looks of their young companion, do not correct -or not enough- their inappropriate behaviors (grunts, barking, aggressiveness…), like they would with a bigger dog. This is the best way to make it disobedient, aggressive, disturbed and hard to live. It also, then it is very difficult to correct the situation, once bad habits have been established.

This is the case, for example, of the barking, since it is known to bark excessively. Do not wait to try to make him understand the circumstances in which it is useless to do so and those in which, on the other hand, is pertinent. You also have to teach him to stop when asked.

To avoid drifts or failures in your education, It is important that each of the members of the house is involved in it and makes sure that the current regulations are respected to the letter. These rules must be established from their arrival in the family and be constant over time and from one person to another., otherwise he runs the risk of getting lost and not being able to understand what is expected of him.

It also, either to make him assimilate the rules or to teach him various useful things, a certain regularity is necessary to obtain results, and it is better to start from your arrival in the family. Short daily sessions are great for keeping you focused on the tasks at hand, as it tends to get bored quickly. Positive reinforcement is the best training method: rewarding him with treats and stimuli is much more effective than harsh punishment.

Last, like any dog, the socialization of Lhasa Apso should be started at an early age, during which it is more malleable and adaptable. To become a well-adjusted adult and behave correctly in all circumstances, needs to meet as many people and animals as possible during the first months of life, as well as being exposed to all kinds of situations and stimuli.

Health

The Lhasa Apso is generally robust and healthy. It is also not unusual for representatives of the breed to live to 20 years or more.

It also, its Tibetan origins and its well-stocked coat (that is not alien) explain why it is particularly resistant to cold and humidity. On the other hand, is much less comfortable when mercury peaks, or even frankly in great difficulty., your flattened face implies a markedly lower than average respiratory ventilation capacity and, Therefore, a less good ability to regulate your internal temperature by panting.Particularly prone to heatstroke, it's not done, for example, to live in a Mediterranean climate.

Although he is in good general health, It is possible that he will suffer from various more or less serious pathologies throughout his life. The health problems to which he is predisposed are:

  • the brachycephalic syndrome, Which affectssnub-nosed and star-nosed dog breeds.In fact, this morphological peculiarity predisposes the animal to various health problems, like breathing difficulties, eye diseases or digestive disorders. Surgical intervention may be considered to enlarge the animal's nostrils and thus increase its respiratory capacity;
  • the Hip Dysplasia, joint malformation whose appearance may be enhanced by a hereditary predisposition, produces pain and lameness in the hips and inevitably progresses toosteoarthritis aas the dog ages;
  • the dislocation of the patella (or dislocation of the patella), common in small dogs. It occurs when the kneecap moves in or out of the knee and can cause pain and / the cojera;
  • the herniated disc, a disease of the spine that causes pain that is increasingly difficult for the animal to face, which can therefore be aggressive when manipulated or the door. It also has more and more difficulties to move, he even ends up paralyzed.In less advanced cases, rest and medication are usually sufficient, but in others surgery is necessary;
  • inguinal hernia, manifested by the appearance of a soft, painless mass between the inner thigh and the abdomen. It mainly affects unsterilized women and is cured by surgical intervention;
  • congenital renal dysplasia, a malformation of the kidneys whose symptoms can be very varied: growth retardation, dull coat, lack of appetite, dirt … In all cases, it is a serious and incurable disease;
  • urolitiasis (or bladder stone), which is the formation of stones in the urinary tract., the dog experiences difficulty urinating or even gets dirty and / or the presence of blood in the urine. Treatment consists of surgical removal of the stone;
  • congenital hydrocephalus, a disease of the nervous system that can have many consequences: strabismus, bulging skull, stunted growth, locomotive difficulties,epileptic attacks, vision problems … Medical treatments reduce symptoms, but it is also possible to consider a surgical intervention to solve the problem at the source;
  • type B hemophilia (or Christmas disease), a blood clotting disorder that is often inherited, affects mainly males and causes heavy or prolonged bleeding, as well as the spontaneous appearance of bruises. It is a serious and incurable pathology: even if thedog transfusionsare possible during severe bleeding, usually dies young;
  • the periodontics, an irreversible inflammatory disease of the gingival tissue uncommon in all canines and particularly insmall breeds.It appears due to poor oral hygiene and causes inflammation of the gums. In the most serious cases, teeth eventually loosen and fall out at an early stage, thetreatment of periodontics isbased on desquamation and good oral hygiene When the disease is in an advanced stage, surgery is needed to remove affected teeth;
  • the infectionsof the ear, frequent inflammation indog breeds with floppy ears;
  • the dermatitis by Malassezia, a dermatological disease caused by the multiplication of the yeast called Malassezia, which usually causes redness, itching and greasing the skin of the animal;
  • the adenitis sebácea, a relatively rare skin disease destroys the sebum-producing glands, causing dry skin, total or partial hair loss and the appearance of scabs that can give off bad odors. Treatments are available to reduce the symptoms, but the disease itself is incurable;
  • allergies, either food allergies or atopy., the animal scratches repeatedly and skin lesions may appear.

The Lhasa Apso it is also particularly prone to certain eye diseases:

  • the progressive atrophy, an incurable inherited disease characterized by degeneration of the retina, resulting in progressive loss of vision, night and then day, until the individual becomes totally blind;
  • the glaucoma, an eye disease that can be inherited. It causes degeneration of the optic nerve and retina. This painful pathology for the animal rapidly progresses to total or partial loss of sight, unless it is seen urgently;
  • dry conjunctivitis, a disease that can be inherited due to insufficient tear production, resulting in dry eye, inflammation of the eyelids, Red eyes, repeated blinking of the eyelids, presence of scabs and / or yellowish discharge. All of these symptoms obviously cause pain and discomfort to the animal. In severe cases, sores can also develop and cause ulcers that can lead to perforation or loss of the eye. This condition usually requires lifelong treatment;
  • nictitating gland prolapse (or cherry eye), an ophthalmological condition of the lacrimal gland. The most common signs are the appearance of a small red ball in the inner corner of the eye and watery eyes. It is treated with surgical intervention;
  • the entropion, which corresponds to a curl of the edge of the eyelid towards the inside of the eye and can be inherited., irritation and inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva, caused by repeated eyelash rubbing and / or hairs in fragile parts of the eye. The problem can be solved with the help of surgery;
  • corneal dystrophy, a corneal disease often inherited in origin that results in clouding of the cornea in both eyes.There are two types of dystrophies: lipid and endothelial. The former do not compromise vision and do not require special treatment. The latter, on the other hand, can cause blindness, but it is treatable by surgery;
  • distiquiasis, an eye disease characterized by abnormally implanted eyelashes which may be asymptomatic or cause irritation, itchiness, redness of the eyes or even the formation of acorneal ulcer.Different techniques are used to treat affected people;
  • It also, the Lhasa Apso has a fairly high risk of Obesity.The latter can cause or aggravate many pathologies, and therefore have a significant impact on the health of the animal.

The list of ailments to which you are predisposed Lhasa Apso can be overwhelming at first glance, but it should be remembered that they are still rare and that most representatives of the breed spend their lives trouble-free. This is confirmed in particular by a study carried out in 2004 by the Kennel Club and the British Association of Small Animal Veterinarians: the 32% of the deaths studied were simply caused by old age (32%), way ahead of cancers (18%) and diseases, kidneys (7%).

But, knowing that some of the diseases to which the breed is predisposed are or may be hereditary, it is important to adopt from acreatorrigorous ofLhasa Apso.In fact, in addition to guaranteeing quality socialization to the puppies, a serious breeder routinely performs genetic testing on individuals he plans to breed (or also in the offspring obtained), to prevent the transmission of a hereditary defect., must be able to present the results of the tests in question, in addition to presenting a certificate of good health established by a veterinarian as well as the detail of the vaccines administered, recorded in the puppy's health or vaccination record.

Once the animal is adopted, We must not lose sight of the fact that it is particularly fragile throughout its growth., particularly when it comes to your bones and joints., it is strongly recommended not to force him to make excessive physical efforts during this period, since you would run the risk of injuring yourself or even developing malformations, with potentially long-lasting consequences.This is all the more true since this dog is predisposed to certain joint problems (dislocation of the patella and Hip Dysplasia).

Finally, whatever your age and like any other race, everything Lhasa Apso must be taken at least once a year to the vet for a complete check-up, that at the same time allows you to ensure that you are kept up to date with your vaccination withdrawal.

Life expectancy

14 years

Grooming

The Lhasa Apso It is not for those who do not have time or desire to spend a lot of time caring for their dog's coat. In fact, to remove dead hair and prevent mat formation, its long coat must be brushed at least three or four times a week, with a special brush or glove. Although the molt remains moderate throughout the year, brushing should be done daily during spring and fall seasonal moult.

If it is not maintained regularly enough, hair gets tangled, preventing the skin from breathing. This favors the proliferation of bacteria and the skin problems that they can cause. It also, it is very painful for the animal - even impossible- detangle the hairs with a simple brush, and then it is usually necessary to go through a professional hairdresser.

It also, as the length of its fur makes it often touch the ground, tends to easily accumulate dirt and give off bad odors. So, it is necessary to wash it with a shampoo adapted to dogs, once every one or two months. But, you should not wash your dog more than this, as this will remove the sebum that protects you from skin problems. When you bathe, you must be careful not to get the inside of your dog's ears wet, since they are especially sensitive. It is also recommended to clean the dog's coat directly after bathing rather than letting it air dry, since this could reduce its beauty and shine.

To avoid the task of untangling, or to be needed less often, many owners of Lhasa Apso choose to keep their pet's hair short. Whether they do it themselves or use the services of a professional dog groomer, the coat should be trimmed with scissors or trimmed every two months to keep the coat clean.

But, even if the fur stays long, a small cut is necessary every one or two months to prevent the animal from being hindered when moving and to reduce the risk of infection caused by small plants or spikelets that get stuck in the fur.

The hanging ears of the Lhasa Apso they also require special attention. In effect, this morphological particularity means that moisture and dirt can easily accumulate there, and be the source of infections such as otitis. So, you have to inspect them and, if required, clean them once a week, and dry them every time they have been in contact with water or have spent a long time in a humid place.

The weekly maintenance of your ears is also the occasion to check your eyes and clean their contour, to reduce the risk of infections.

You can also take the opportunity to brush your dog's teeth, making sure to use a toothpaste specially designed for dogs. This will help prevent tartar buildup., which can cause bad breath and, above all, the appearance of oral diseases such as periodontal disease, which is very common in Lhasa Apso and it can have serious consequences on your health. Knowing this, the ideal is to brush several times a week, or even every day.

Looking at its claws, natural wear and tear is usually enough to file them. But, when the animal becomes older and / or less active, they can get too long and bother you, or even injuring you. In this case, they need to be trimmed with a claw trimmer or special file.

Whether the fur, the ears, the eyes, teeth or claws, maintaining a Lhasa Apso should not be done randomly. It is useful to learn them the first time with a vet or groomer if in doubt, to know the good techniques and to be able to act effectively and safely, without hurting or harming your pet. It also, how many hairdressing sessions will be throughout your life, It is convenient that the dog grooming sessions run as smoothly as possible: getting used to it since childhood is an excellent way to achieve it.

Food

Like any dog, the diet of Lhasa Apso must suit your age, your level of physical activity and your health status. It is recommended to opt for high quality croquettes or industrial patés, to provide you with all the nutritional inputs you need on a daily basis.

In any case, its small size should not lead one to believe that it can be fed with food intended for cats. In fact, the two species do not have the same nutritional needs, and he would suffer both deficiencies of some nutrients and excesses of others.

In this case, it is even more important to be attentive, since this breed has a predisposition to being overweight. This is even more true in the case of a neutered individual, because the risk of obesity is then more important. Dividing your daily allowance into at least two meals is a good way to keep you from crying out throughout the day., since he knows that a second meal awaits him a little later. It is also better to avoid abusing the treats, although they can obviously be very effective in educating you. A good habit may be to systematically deduct your caloric intake from your daily allowance., In addition to, of course, opt for low-calorie products.

At the same time, weighing the dog once or twice a month makes it possible to quickly detect any deviations. If this is confirmed or even accentuated in the following measurements, it is advisable to take the dog to the vet, since only he can determine the cause of the problem and remedy it. In fact, your diet and activity level are not always the cause: weight gain may be due to illness or a reaction to treatment, for example.

Last, like any dog, the Lhasa Apso must have water available throughout the day, regularly renewed so that it is always fresh.

Utility

Until the 20th century, the Lhasa Apso It was used by Tibetan monks and nobles to guard and protect palaces, Buddhist temples and monasteries. His extremely fine hearing allowed him to alert quickly in case of danger.

In fact, even today, its courage and protective nature allow it to stand out as a warning dog.

But, now we find it used mainly as a companion animal. In fact, his affectionate and cheerful character makes him an endearing companion. If we add their low need for exercise, we will understand that it easily finds its place in many homes and places in life. This is especially true because they shed less hair and produce less dandruff than many other breeds., making them a great potential choice for someone with a dog allergy. Having said that, since there can be big differences from one individual to another and no dog is totally hypoallergenic, real-life testing is always essential by spending several hours with the animal you are considering adopting.

Its small size, its long coat and elegance also make the Lhasa Apso a regular at dog shows. However, Any owner who considers entering their dog in beauty contests must have a lot of time and a marked interest in hairdressing., since then a daily brushing and several hours of maintenance a week is necessary to maintain a well-groomed coat and address these events in the best conditions.

His kindness and sweetness also make him a very good hospital therapy dog, nursing homes and nursing homes.

Last, their intelligence and liveliness can be put to the test in various dog sports such as agility, obedience or rally.

Price

The price of a puppy Lhasa Apsoor ranges between 500 and 1.500 EUR, being the average of about 900 EUR, without great differences between males and females.

whatever the country, the significant price differences between the specimens are generally explained by the greater or lesser conformity of the animal with the breed standard, as well as the prestige of the breeding and the lineage from which it comes.


Breeders of the breed "Lhasa Apso"

Characteristics "Lhasa Apso"

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1 – A dog Lhasa Apso, With white hair she is two years old, her name is Yuna by Yuna89bcn, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Lhasa Apso female with 6 meses by Lcfrederico, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – “Lhasa Apso” by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lhasa_Apso_Puppy_Clip.jpg
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5 – “Lhasa Apso” by Flickr user lisaschaos . Photo uploaded to commons by user ltshears, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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FCI breed standard "Lhasa Apso"

FCIFCI - Lhasa Apso
Lhasa

Alternative names:

    1. Lhasa, Lion Dog (English).
    2. Apso Seng Kyi (French).
    3. Lhasaterrier, Löwenhund (German).
    4. Nome original 拉薩犬 (Portuguese).
    5. Perro león/span> (español).

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Shih Tzu
Tíbet FCI 208 . Tibetan breeds.

Shih Tzu

The hair Shih Tzu needs a lot of care, especially with the exhibition specimens

Content

History

The Shih Tzu It is a very ancient breed of dog (the first data found on them date from the 10th century to. C.) originating in China. There is an opinion widely about his origin, but often give acceptable they are descended from similar Tibetan dogs Lhasa Apso.

Like the Lhasa Apso, the Shih Tzu They are a race linked in some way with the Buddhist religion. The Chinese bred them and primped so they seem somewhat Lions. Even the name of the race, “Shih Tzu”, means “Lion dog”, which is usually blamed on the strong and deep bark of these animals.

They were highly prized in China as guard dogs.

In the seventeenth century the history of the Shih Tzu. The Dalai Lama, wanting to fill of gifts to the Chinese emperor, He gave some examples of this breed. Ending the 19th century, Ts’eu-hi, empress who was the grandmother of the last emperor, I was a big fan of the Shih Tzu and for this reason it had more than a hundred and specialized caregivers. When in 1908 the Empress died, the Shih Tzu suffered a severe blow.

At the beginning of the 1930s, He began to creep into houses of Chinese elders, leaving the ivory tower. And in that time he received some names: Lhasa Lion Dog, Tibetan Poodle, etc. And in 1934 was founded the Peking Kennel Club.

In 1937, the invasion of China by the Japanese was the reason for the disappearance of the Shih Tzu in China, your country of origin. But, Luckily, Europeans had already become fond of this breed, that in 1955 began to be extended by United States.

After her appearance, the Shih Tzu they replaced the Lhasa Apso as the favourite dogs of nobles and emperors. Travelers who visited the eastern country during that time brought the fashion for these small, hairy dogs to Europe and, later, to America, where made a strong impression. In the modern era, the fashion of the Shih Tzu gradually disappeared, and after the Communist revolution the dog breed was considered extinct in China, although it had already penetrated deeply in the West.

All the genetic inheritance of Shih Tzu comes from seven pairs of dogs, including a Pekingese, that through the efforts of several historians have been able to be identified.

Physical characteristics

The head of these dogs is small in proportion to the rest of your body, and eyes, black (and rarely even blue or brown) they are always huge, so there they deserve special care if you want to avoid health problems.

Her hair is long and very dense, but never curly (are allowed a bit of undulation), and it can be of all colors, Although it is more normal to the front and the end of the tail are white. The ears are large and pendants, and they have so much hair that seem to form a whole with the hair in the neck.

The snout is short and flat, sometimes causing them breathing problems; for example, is quite common that they ronquen soundly. The average length of life of this dog is fourteen years, However, a Shih Tzu that has been well cared for and has not had major health problems can live up to twenty-three years, in the case of one of the longest known dog breeds. Their colours can be white, dorado, black, liver, Silver, Red or brindel. The Shih Tzu They are animals that, due to their type of hair, do not give allergies to allergic people.

Physically they are not very tall (they measured a maximum 26,7 cm and weigh in 4,5 to 8,1 kg).

Character and skills

Dog breeds are often created for a specific purpose.. In this case, the purpose of Shih Tzu is to be a partner. Has no hunting instinct, nor on guard, and is never aggressive. He was selected just to be a faithful and loving friend.

The Shih Tzu It, Therefore, a dog that gets along with everyone, both with children and adults. Also appreciates other animals, especially felines. It is sometimes said to be a “dog Cat”, since its behavior is very similar to that of a feline. In fact, he decides when he wants to be caressed, and once he is an adult, he really appreciates just sitting still on his cushion. It also, tends to be independent and to obey only if you want. It also, like many small breeds of dogs, can be somewhat difficult.

But, the Shih Tzu he is a tender and calm companion, but also full of joy. He loves to play and to be taken care of: his master is everything to him. In fact, can't stand loneliness; if your family is usually far away, the company of another animal is welcome.

The Shih Tzu live as well in apartment as at home. Perfectly adapted to city life, he barks little and his calm character allows him to be carried everywhere: he will remain calmly at the feet of his master. Having said that, not a dog that needs a lot of exercise; a daily walk and games are enough for him. All this makes it an ideal dog for an older person., if it is willing to take on the daily maintenance it requires.

Education

Intelligent and endowed with a good learning ability, the Shih Tzu is nevertheless a stubborn dog. He does not like to obey blindly, and even less that they force him. Your master will have to be persistent and cunning. It is advisable to go through the game and fun rather to make him learn the orders.

Health

The Shih Tzu is generally in good health.

But, you are at risk of developing brachycephalic syndrome, because of his crushed face.

It also, is a dog that can be prone to ear infections, because of his drooping ears, or cataracts for his bulging eyes. You can also get contact conjunctivitis, in case your hair falls into your eyes. That is why it is advisable to lift the hair by putting a toupee on it.. In general, your eyes and ears should be checked regularly.

It also, being longer than tall, the Shih Tzu may have back problems, especially at the level of the intervertebral disc. It is advised to avoid going up and down the stairs too often. So, in the absence of elevator, it is better to take it.

It also, also has a predisposition to atopia, risk that increases if your hair is poorly cared for.

He is a greedy dog, who is prone to obesity. So, it is necessary to take care of the amount of food eaten. A maximum of 100 grams of kibble per day.

Last, if the cold doesn't bother you, the Shih Tzu it is instead sensitive to heat: in summer, it is necessary to shorten the walks, or perform them away from temperature peaks.

Grooming

To the Shih Tzu you have to take care of them with time and a lot of patience.

The maintenance of Shih Tzu requires careful attention.

In addition to the daily hairstyle, it is recommended to groom your Shih Tzu each 3 or 4 weeks. If cleaning is done at home, using a highly nourishing dog shampoo and conditioner will make the job easier. You have to dry the dog with a hair dryer, so that it does not catch cold.

On the other hand, it should be noted that the Shih Tzu only changes, making it one of the most hypoallergenic dog breeds.

On the other hand, his eyes and teeth must be cleaned daily, and the ears once a week.

Food

You must be careful, as well, with food: they are delicate stomach dogs, normally they do not accept well anything else other than dry food. Veterinarians recommend give milk without lactose because many of them cannot tolerate.

Characteristics "Shih Tzu"

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Images "Shih Tzu"

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1 – "Shih Tzu" Name: fibi (female), 1,5 years in the photo by Wawri (Tomasz Wawak), CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – "Shih Tzu" Tommy by IrinaOnt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – "Shih Tzu" in Tallinn duo CACIB, 17-18 in August of 2013, concurso Best in Puppies by Thomas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – I am a "Shih Tzu" I was born on 2 in February of 2012 by User:Andy the shihtzu, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – "Shih Tzu" pure blood, squirrel by Gabsy, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – "Shih Tzu" freshly shorn by Yvonne Hering, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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FCI breed standard "Shih Tzu"

FCIFCI - Shih Tzu
Shih

Alternative names:

    1. Chrysanthemum Dog (English).
    2. Chien lion (French).
    3. Löwenhund, shih-tzu-kou (German).
    4. Chinese Lion (Portuguese).
    5. Perro león chino (español).

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Tibetan spaniel
Tíbet FCI 231 . Tibetan breeds.

Tibetan spaniel

The Tibetan spaniel it is an awake and very active dog that is very close to its owner.

Content

History

The Tibetan spaniel is a breed native to the mountainous regions of Tibet, as the name reflects. The ancestors of the Tibetan Spaniel are believed to have appeared two millennia ago, along with the Lhasa Apso, the Shih Tzu and the Pekingese, among others. This dog has long accompanied Buddhist monks in their temples, warning their masters and their companions (mainly to Tibetan Mastiff – Do-Khy) from the slightest intrusion.

Even though it's called spaniel, has neither the qualities nor the heritage of a hunting dog. It has always been used as a companion and alert dog.. The first representatives of the breed to be brought to England arrived there at the end of the 19th century.. In United States, the Tibetan spaniel began to be adopted during the decade of 1960 and the national club dedicated to the breed was founded in 1971. 13 years later, earned recognition from the American Kennel Club. In the meantime, the 22 in August of 1961, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) granted the breed its own ultimate status.

Photo: Tibetan spaniel by gomagotiFlickr

Physical characteristics

▷ Fur: silky, glued, smooth, average length, shorter on the face and in the front of the legs. The fringes are present on the back of the front legs. Hair and mane are less dense in females.
▷ Color: all colors are allowed, shades and combinations.
▷ Head: Small in relation to the body, proud port. The skull is slightly domed, medium width and length. The stop is light but it's marked.
▷ Ears: Medium-sized, high insertion, well feathered and hanging.
▷ Eyes: oval, dark brown, medium-sized, placed far apart, forward facing, showing an expressive and lively look.
▷ Body: rectangular, slightly longer than the height of the withers. The neck is moderately short, strong, covered with a mane (more pronounced in males than females). The loin is straight and the ribs are well sprung.
▷ The tail it is high insertion, happily held, forming a loop on the back when the dog is in action and provided with abundant hair.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 25 – 26 cm.
▷ female size: 22 – 24 cm.
▷ Male weight: 4 – 7 kg
▷ female weight: 4 – 7 kg

Character and skills

The Tibetan spaniel is an alert and active little dog that shows great intelligence. Your education is very easy. Loyal to his family and close to his masters, it is a dog that nevertheless needs independence.

Accumulate many qualities such as affection, the softness, the sensibility. It is a dog very devoted to his family and that adapts as well to a family with children as to a single person or older. It is not an aggressive dog, but be wary of people you don't know, which makes him a very good alert and guard dog because he is full of security.

The Tibetan spaniel is an indoor dog that fits perfectly into an urban lifestyle, In an apartment. The possibility of enjoying a fenced garden also suits you, but you should always be able to benefit from a shelter from bad weather.

Education

The Tibetan spaniel it is a social race that needs regular contact with its humans. They do not respond well when left alone for long periods of time. Having been developed as a companion dog by Tibetan monks, are emotional and empathic with the needs of their owners.

It is important to socialize him Tibetan spaniel at a young age with a variety of people and situations. They are protectors of their family. Even after socializing, they tend to be distant with strangers. If you are scared or uncomfortable, a Tibetan spaniel will express mistrust with loud alarm barks.

Although it is not a particularly athletic dog, he needs daily walks for his physical balance, psychological and emotional.

Health

The Tibetan spaniel it is a strong and healthy dog. But, the breed is prone to a number of diseases, such as the risk of patella luxation, generalized retinal atrophy, urinary stones and persistent pupillary membrane.

Grooming

The Tibetan spaniel It is subject to 2 seasonal moults per year. During these, you are likely to lose hair extensively. Apart from the changes, its maintenance is still undemanding, but it should be done regularly.

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week outside the shedding periods and daily during them.. Special attention must be paid to the hygiene of the inside of their hanging ears to avoid possible infections. You can give it a bath every 3 or 4 months approximately, but it is not necessary to shear it.

Food

The Tibetan spaniel does not need a special diet. Not a very greedy dog. Like all dogs, a good quality diet is advised, adapted to his age, to your state of health and your physical exercise to keep you in good health.

Price of Tibetan spaniel

The price of a puppy Tibetan spaniel it will depend on the sex, the pedigree of the parents, compliance with breed standards, etc.

▷ Price of a Tibetan spaniel male: of 550 to 1200 EUR.
▷ Price of a female Tibetan spaniel : 600 to 1200 EUR.

breeders of the Tibetan spaniel

Characteristics "Tibetan spaniel"

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Images "Tibetan spaniel"

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1 – Tibetan spaniel by Angelica, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Close up view of a Tibetan spaniel by Docter Nick, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Buddy, Tibetan spaniel particolor of two years by Ladykransteer, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Tibetan spaniel by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/tibetano-spaniel-cachorro-perro-5214218/
5 – Tibetan spaniel by Daimen.Richards, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Tibetan spaniel relajado by DillyFan503, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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FCI breed standard "Tibetan spaniel"

FCIFCI - Tibetan spaniel
Spaniel

Alternative names:

    1. Tibbie (English).
    2. Du Tibet, Epagneul du Tibet (French).
    3. Tibetan Spaniel (German).
    4. Tibbie (Portuguese).
    5. Tibbie (español).