Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Why a Lhasa Apso?

Many of us who belong to the American Lhasa Apso Club have become concerned lately when AKC statistics demonstrate that Lhasa Apso popularity is declining.

I think there are a lot of myths or untruths "out there" about the breed. For example, I recently read an article on one of those "find the right breed for you" sites that told people a Lhasa had to be brushed DAILY. UGH! Tell me that is not a turn off for anyone interested in the breed? I can tell you all -- I have never brushed the same dog every day, even my specials -- about twice, three times a week at the most is all they need. Grooming is not difficult and it has to be done if you don't want the dog to mat, but EVERYDAY... ??? I don't think so!

And, as I've been telling people for years, most Lhasa owners buy the breed because they love its personality and most don't care about having a dog dripping in coat. Heck, even those of us who show our dogs almost always clip the coat once the dog has its championship! I always say, "A clipped Lhasa is a perfect pet. You can have a short-coated dog that doesn't shed! How can you beat that?"

Life is good when you have a Lhasa Apso to love you.


1 comment:

  1. I actually love my Lhasa Tashi in short coat. It fits his personality and agile sporty nature!