Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Lhasa Apso Synonym(s): Apso Seng Kyi Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information An ancient breed that originated in Tibet as a companion for the Tibetan monks as well as an indoor guard dog. Bred for its temperament it is very good with both children and other dogs, and retains its instincts as a guard dog, barking at unfamiliar sights and sounds. Its size makes it suitable to the urban environment, and it likes hotter climates. The straight, heavy coat requires very regular grooming. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Herbel N & Herbel C (1992) The New Complete Lhasa Apso. Howell. ISBN 0876052332. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Lhasa Apso Club: http://www.lhasa-apso-club.org.uk/. Visit theAmerican Kennel Clubwebsite to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. American Lhasa Apso Club: www.lhasaapso.org.