14+ Historical Facts About Lhasa Apsos You Might Not Know

Mountain wolves and ancient dogs are considered the ancestors of the Lhasa beauties. Beliefs say that they are not real happiness, their name, according to one of the interpretations of the translation, means “a statue of peace, prosperity.” The name can also be translated as “like goats” or “dogs from Lhasa with a beard.”

#1 There is no exact information about who was the first to take these dogs out of Tibet.

#2 The first description of the Lhasa Apso standard was made by Sir Lionel Jacobs in 1901.

#3 In 1904, a description of the breed was published in the British Journal, which became the basis for the future standard, which practically did not change over time.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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