Lhasa Apso

"This dog originated in the desolate wilderness of the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet. It is primarily used as a watchdog. The Lhasa is very intelligent and has an acute sense of hearing. They are very devoted to family and have their puppy-like behavior until they are 3 to 4 years old. This breed makes a great companion and loves to play around children" (http://www.abcpets.com/dogsnew.html).

Links & Pictures:

San Antonio Lhasa and Shih Tzu rescue see Twee Carrol carrolt@prodigy.net
Lhasa Apso Wee Rescue Austin area
Lhasa Apso Information Source
Lhasa Apso Rescue, Lone Star Houston area
Lhasa Apso Rescue, Texas

"They are quiet, and very clean in their habits, being easy to housebreak even as young puppies - they are also quickly locked into routine, and dislike disruption of daily habits. Being of a suspicious nature by virtue of their origins, Lhasas tend to question your motives - and can be rather stubborn about their likes and dislikes. Crediting you with the common sense any good Lhasa has, they consider you their equal - unless you are so foolish as to demand (what they consider) something unreasonable from them; then you may have a battle of wills on your hands! This is why it's so important to determine who is the "leader of the pack" in the early months of your Lhasa's life - because they are quick to learn, and have long memories, you must establish dominance at a very early age, or you might become just another pack member subservient to their demands! " (http://www.lhasa-apso.org/articles/joanl.htm, 6/10/05).

Colby Glass, MLIS