Characteristics and Origin Of Lhasa-Tzu Puppy - Crossbreed Of Shih Tzu And Lhasa Apso

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Two very popular pure breeds are the Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu. They are ancient breeds originating in China. Because of their fame and desirable traits, they have achieved recognition and fame.

Pure breed is defined as " of or belonging to a recognized strain established by breeding parents of unmixed heritage over number of generations." Purebred dogs are very famous and are the only dog breeds recognized by the Indian Kennel Association (IKC). These dogs have a documented pedigree,Guest Posting as well as certain features of the breed they represent. Pure puppies are selectively bred, or inbred, to grow further and retain their genetic traits.
Two famous pure breeds are the Lhasa Apso and the Shih Tzu. Both are ancient breeds originating in China country. Because of their popularity and because of desirable traits, Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu mixed breeds have achieved recognition and popularity. A Lhasa Apso Shih Tzu mix is called a Lhasa-Tzu.
Though impure breeds are generally known as 'mutts', the cross of two pure breeds is known as a crossbreed or hybrid. Crossbreeds are recognized by the Indian Canine Hybrid Club and can register and compete with legal documentation. Mixing two purely bred dogs is thought to result in a good overall dog with any possible pair of both its parent's variable genetic characteristics.
Lhasa Apso Shih Tzu cross breeds, or Lhasa-Tzu, are recognized by the Indian Canine Hybrid Club. A Lhasa-Tzu puppy will have features of both its parents. The coat is silky and may be wavy or fine and in different colors. It is also hypoallergenic and sheds very rare. Lhasa-Tzu dogs are active, sociable and alert. The Lhasa-Tzu comes from two different breeds with big histories and it is no surprise that pet owners believe this cross benefits from both sides of ancestry.
The Shih Tzu dates back to at least 18th century Tibet, China and may be as much as 1500 years old. Shih Tzu is believed to be a crossbreed of the Lhasa Apso and Pekingese. These small breeds are sturdy and have two hair coats of soft, fine and multi-colored hair. Their personalities are defined as active, alert, stubborn and extraordinary. Shih Tzu may have different health diseases like ocular problems and spinal cord problems. Their hair are high-maintenance and need regular brushing. Few owners may have the puppy groomed in a "pet clip" or "dog cut" which is a small fashion that needs less upkeep.
The Lhasa Apso side of the Lhasa Tzu cross may date back 26 centuries. The breed is from the Tibet of China, and has not changed much in the intervening years. The Lhasa Apso has single hair coat of fine, silky, soft and white hair with dark eyes and a prominent black nose. The hair does not shed and hence is considered hypoallergenic. The Lhasa Apso is equal in appearance to the Shih Tzu with a long, movable body that is prone to spinal diseases.
Lhasa-Tzu is featured as highly active, sociable, difficult to housetrain and alert. Their fearless attitude for other dogs and high energy can make them a handful for pet lovers. But they are also lapdogs that are best family pets.

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melissa shinoy
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Adam Donald is second generation of professional Shih Tzu breeder along with his sister Tina. It all started with his grandparents in 1980 with the Saint Bernard and has expanded to Lhasa Apso and Maltese. He is also active working with dog rescue and has a website that offers Shih Tzu puppy for sale occasionally.

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