The Lhasa Apso is an ancient breed, with known references over 1,200 years ago. "Bearded Lion Dog" is a rough translation of its name from its native Tibet. Tibetan legend has it that the Snow Lion is the protector of the country, and when the Snow Lion descends from the mountains, he becomes a dog - the Lhasa Apso. Like all Himalayan breeds, forged by harsh conditions, the Lhasa Apso is efficient, balanced, and moderate in all ways. According to the American Lhasa Apso Club, the "Lhasa Apso's temperament is unique. The standard says 'gay and assertive but chary of strangers'. Independent by nature, Lhasa Apsos are lively and fun-loving, while also sensitive to the environment, watchful and intelligent. Above all, they are guardians, especially within their own domain."
The Lhasa Apso's we've known have all been beautiful to watch - with a spark of mischief in their eyes! We recommend these products as especially suited to Lhasa Apsos:
EZ Wrap Harness
- With its oversized holes for your Llasa's front legs, the EZ Wrap Harness is one of the easiest step-in harnesses to put on your dog, even squirming puppies!
Car Booster Seat
- Every Lhasa Apso loves to survey her domain - even while traveling.