Hailing from Tibet, the Lhasa Apso was originally bred as a watchdog in palaces and monasteries. Thanks to their history, they are a large dog in a small body. This is an extremely loyal and protective breed. Though rarely aggressive, the Lhasa Apso is weary of strangers and takes their guard dog duties seriously. The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent and independent breed. They have a distinctive ability to reason and can even be a bit manipulative. Early and consistent training will help, though. Their lively and joyful personality makes them slow to mature. They are full of energy and love to play, but can get impatient with children so early socialization is necessary. With the right training and socialization, the Lhasa Apso will make a lifelong companion.
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Lhasa Apso Rescues in the USA
|Colorado Shih Tzu Maltese and Lhasa Apso Rescue
|Dallas-Fort Worth Shih Tzu Rescue & Lhasa Apso Rescue
|Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue
|Tzu Zoo Rescue
|Apso Rescue - Colorado
|Lhasa Apso Rescue
|Lhasa Apso Southern Rescue
|Small Chance Rescue
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