Baby is a 10 year old Lhasa Apso mix, maybe a Shih Tzu? This sweet dog was found wandering the streets, lost and scared. It must have been particularly hard on her as she has limited vision and hearing. Baby was fortunate enough to be found by a very special woman who brought her home and cleaned her up. When Lisa was unable to find Baby's family, she contacted us for help. Baby is not a demanding dog, in fact she spends most of her time in Lisa's mom's bedroom. This sweetheart just wants a warm lap to sit in. Her health isn't terrific. She needs artifical tear drops and has a weak heart. But that doesn't stop her one bit from wagging her tail and loving on you every minute she gets! As a senior dog, she qualifies for our Seniors For Seniors program: if adopted by a senior citizen, her adoption donation will only be $50. According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the land of Tibet was the home of the Lhasa Apso - the breed taking its name from the sacred city of Lhasa. For at least two thousand years the breed was only bred in Tibet by holy men and nobles. It was used as a watchdog in temples and monasteries, and was considered sacred, for when its master died, his soul was thought to enter the Lhasa Apso's body. Although they were thought to bring good luck to their owners, Lhasa Apsos were virtually impossible to buy. Happily these very precious dogs, and the equally prized Tibetan Terrier, spread to other parts of the world, mainly because the Dalai Lama. Tibet's ruler would present them to visiting foreign diplomats. The breed was first seen in Britain in the 1920's and was introduced to the US in the 1930's. This is a hardy dog with a friendly, assertive, manner. Intelligent and lively, it makes a good pet, but it is naturally suspicious of strangers. Lhasa Apsos are spirited and devoted. These little dogs are affectionate with their masters, but they will not tolerate rough or badly behaved children. Some are willful and some are very obedient to their masters. This breed responds to motivational training. It should have a dominant owner. They are good watchdogs with a loud, persistent bark, which gives the impression to intruders of a much larger dog. The breed can be noisy and may be too nervous around children and strangers. They are inclined to fight if they are not the only dog in the house. They have a fine sense of hearing. These little dogs travel well . Lhasa Apso bitches make good mothers. They dislike being alone and can be snappish if surprised or peeved. They have a life expectancy of about 15 years.
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Sponsors: Katie2020 has made a donation to sponsor Baby. Thank you so much Katie!
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