Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lhasa Apso

We just learned about the type of dog the Irish Wolfhound.

Another type of dog is the Lhasa Apso.

Lhasa Apsos are small dogs with very long hair.
They were first used by people in a place called Tibet, where people called monks used them as guard dogs.
They have good hearing and a loud sharp bark that they used to warn people of intruders.

The capital city of Tibet is Lhasa, and the word Apso means bearded, so their name means a bearded dog from the town of Lhasa.
Sometimes they are called Apso Seng Kyi, which means Bearded Lion Dog.

Some people believed that if an important person from Tibet died, they would go live in a Lhasa Apso dog.

(from: wikipedia - lhasa apso)

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