PUPPY FOTO'S ;
|Lhasa Apso pups van Arielle aan het spelen met Trudy|
De belangrijkste tijd in het leven van een hond is de socialisatieperiode, dit zijn de eerste maanden van zijn leven.
De socialisatieperiode bestaat uit twee fasen.
Alles wat hij in deze korte periode leert (of juist niet leert) bepaalt voor een groot deel zijn latere ervaringen hier speelt de fokker een belangrijke rol. De pup leert hoe hij met zijn soortgenoten, andere dieren en mensen moet omgaan, maar ook went de pup in deze tijd het gemakkelijkst aan vreemde geluiden of rare voorwerpen. Een puppy die in deze periode weinig of niet te maken heeft gehad met al deze prikkels, zal op latere leeftijd altijd wat moeite blijven houden er aan te wennen en te leren. Dit kan zich uiten in diverse gedragsproblemen, zoals bijvoorbeeld agressie of angst. Alle reden dus om hier veel aandacht aan te besteden bij de opvoeding van uw nieuwe pup. Erfelijkheid is ook belangrijk want agressie en angst is erfelijk, zijn de ouders bang en/of agressief dan is de aanleg bij de pup ook groter.
Lhasa Apso puppies te koop
Lhasa Apso breeder EL Minja's dog kennel
One of the cutest looking dogs around is the Lhasa Apso.
The puppies especially are just irresistible ,somethings that you should
be known about this particular breed. Historically, Lhasa Apsos were kept
by the monasteries and nobility in Tibet as indoor watch dogs.
They would sleep by their masters and with their high intelligence plus
keen sense of hearing, would warn of any intruders. Lhasa Apsos were never
bought or sold in Tibet. Instead, the Dalai Lama sent Lhasa Apsos
in pairs to the emperors of China as gifts.
Noble visitors to Tibet also received them as gifts.
They are also referred to as the little bark sentinel lion dogs since
fully grown Lhasa Apsos could resemble small lions with all their hair.
Lhasa Apso dogs can also behave very much like lions.
Despite its small size with adult males and females reaching 5-7,5 kg
They are extremely hardy as well as rugged. Having existed in the extreme
temperatures of Tibet for centuries, they are well suited for and actually
enjoy romps in the snow. They are also long lived. Lhasa Apsos can live
past the age of fifteen years and even to the twenty.
In appearance, the Lhasa Apso is very similar to the Shih Tzu breed.
The face of a Lhasa Apso is not as flat as that of the Shih Tzu.
It is believed that the Chinese crossed the Lhasa Apso with the Pekinese which
resulted in the Shih Tzu with its flatter face.
One thing that all prospective owners should definitely know is that having
a fur ball like a Lhasa Apso will require lots of maintenance.
The long hair of this breed requires constant care. If left unattended even for
a few days, the Lhasa Apso hair will mat up in clumps that cannot be untangled.
Their floppy ears are also prone to infections and their eyes can develop problems.
If a prospective owner is not willing to make a commitment to the high maintenance
of a Lhasa Apso, a shorter hair breed is recommended.
The Lhasa Apso is considered by some breeders to be more stubborn and difficult
to train than other dogs. Do not let all that cuteness give you the wrong impression
as they are the little lion dogs after all. This breed has been revered and highly
regarded for centuries in Asia. The genetics may have resulted in some arrogance in
them. One must be assertive in the proper training of the Lhasa Apso as this breed
will test the new master. Lhasa Apsos are completely loyal and affectionate with
their masters but many will not be fond of strangers no matter how obedient they are.
This may be part of their watch dog tendency. One of my Lhasa Apsos was quite friendly
with visitors but the other one wouldn't even acknowledge their presence.
The breed may also not be appropriate with small children.
Small children may get clumsy and accidentally poke Lhasas in the eyes or squeeze them too hard.
Lhasas will not take this behavior lightly as they are not as patient with kids compared
to say Labrador retrievers. Some Lhasas have been known to bite clumsy kids.
Lhasa Apso dogs can be very good with children as long as they are treated with respect and care.
Despite these characteristics of the Lhasa Apso, they are excellent dogs to have as they can be one of the most loyal
companions as long as it is recognized that they are high maintenance and may not be suitable for some families.