Lhasa Apsos are beautiful, spirited and devoted little dogs. They are affectionate with their owners and make great pets. This breed can be very obedient to their masters and responds well to motivational training.
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They have a keen sense of hearing and make great watch dogs with their high pitched, yappy and persistent bark.
They become suspicious and nervous of strangers and children and sometimes fight with other dogs though.
Lhasa Apsos are one of the cutest of the Tibetan dog breeds. Maybe that's why everyone is crazy about them!
They travel well but may get upset if left alone for very long.
They can become snappish if surprised or upset, and begin to display guarding behaviors. These negative behaviors can be reduced or changed if the dog is treated and trained properly.
This kind of dog was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, who alerted the monks to any intruders who entered.
According to Wikipedia, The dogs are "referred to in Tibet as Apso Seng Kyi, which can be translated as "Bearded Lion Dog", the dog's primary function was that of a household sentinel, guarding the homes of Tibetan nobility and Buddhist monasteries, particularly in or near the sacred capital city.
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