With floor-length, silky smooth fur Lahsa's require regular grooming to keep their beautiful hair in good condition, and to help with blood circulation throughout their skin. They do, however, not shed at all and won't leave your house looking like a furnado has passed through it.
Lhasa Apsos thrive on high-quality food. Since they usually have thick skin to support their heavy hair coat, Lhasas need a diet with good protein and fat levels. Most Lhasas tend to utilize their food very well, and even slight overfeeding can lead to unpleasant digestive outcomes. Keep their feeding regiment consistent and your puppy will put their life expectancy of 12 years to shame - with the oldest recorded Lhasa reaching an astonishing 29 years of age.
Lhasa Apsos are highly intelligent and stubborn, sometimes compared to a willful toddler, while being sincerely devoted to their master at the same time. Don't let their size fool you; standing tall at a mighty 25 cm (<1 ft) - they're fearless to a fault, hence earning their title as the Sentinels of the Himalayas.
This is a breed for creative, motivated people who enjoy a canine companion of like mind. Not to mention that they're extremely loving, great with children, and highly vigilant of stranger danger simulatenously.
This thousand-year-old breed served as sentinel dogs at palaces and Buddhist monasteries isolated high in the Himalayan Mountains. For centuries, Lhasas have been associated with the Dalai Lama. In Tibetan folklore, the country’s protector is the mythical Snow Lion, and Lhasas, the “bearded lion dogs,” are the Snow Lion’s earthly representatives. Lhasa is the name of Tibet’s sacred city; Apso means “longhaired dog.”
Importance of KCI
Also known as the Kennel Club of India, KCI is a professional body that maintains strict standards across various breeds of dogs across India. All KCI registered dogs come with a KCI registration certificate from the breeder, ensuring their pedigree. KCI representative may also visit the breeder at the time of whelping to ensure maintenance of breed standards.
As the only reputed governing body of dog breed standards, we always recommend getting a dog that has been registered through this organization in order to have clarity regarding their origin.
This does, however not ensure the conditions the pup was reared in or in what manner their parents might have been treated. This concern is what brings us to our next point: AWBI Certification
How can you make a difference?
Ensure that you only work with AWBI registered breeders, and if you're looking for a purebred dog try to find one that is KCI registered. By forcing the breeders to obtain a license, we may finally put an end to puppy mills and unethical breeding practices.
The Animal Welfare Board of India requires that any individual selling any living dog must be registered with the animal welfare state board of their jurisdiction. In not doing so, both the buyer and seller are committing a crime.
Since this amendment was passed, it became illegal to buy / sell dogs without the breeder being the valid, original holder of an AWBI license. Apart from this judicial responsibility, AWBI also has strict guidelines regarding the conditions that the dogs must be kept in and the treatment provided to them. These guidelines make sure breeders follow responsible breeding practices Due to these reasons, we strictly work only with AWBI registered breeders, and implore you to do the same.
Significance of AWBI
CONNECT - You don't look for a family member everyday, let us ensure the two of you are right for each other. All that you need to do is fill up this short form, which helps us better understand your needs and find the right pup for you. We will review your form and get in touch with you shortly.
FOLLOW-UP CALL - After we conduct our introductory call, a short call will be scheduled between you and the breeder of the puppy. We partner with the most responsible breeders, and want there to be full transparency on that end. Along with us, our partner breeders will assist you with any enquiries you may have and provide guidance regarding the pup's care.
PAYMENT - Congratulations on taking the final step! We couldn’t be more excited for your new life with your fluff pup. Just complete the payment process (the funds will be stored securely with us until you have given us the green light that you have received what was advertised).
TRANSPORTATION - Depending on your preferred method, we will reach out to coordinate the transportation of your pup.
Pickups are fairly straightforward where we let you know where you must go.
Delivery varies depending upon method of transportation. To prevent the puppy from facing trauma, we cap road and rail journeys to 6 hours. Beyond this time point, we only permit air transport.