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Question by Michelle
Submitted on 1/13/2004
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I have recently purchased an 8 week old Lhasa Apso without papers; however, I was assured by both the owner and a vet that she was a full breed. My question is that she is now 11 weeks old and she has all characteristics of an Lhasa Apso but she has short hair.  Has anyone ever heard of a short-haired Lhasa Apso or does anyone know if her hair will grow as she gets older.  Thank you for any advice that you can provide.

Answer by Frank van Tatenhove
Submitted on 1/19/2004
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Dear Michelle, the puppy coat will grow you can find all information about the hair and Lhasa Apso puppies on my website wich provide a lot of lhasa Apso information at http://www.el-minjas.com
good luck


Answer by Terri
Submitted on 2/5/2004
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Our Lhasa's hair grows rather slowly.  We take him to the groomer every eight weeks and we keep him short to moderate depending on the weather.  A Lhasa's hair needs daily grooming if kept long as mats occur quickly and they are difficult to detect.


Answer by niki
Submitted on 2/19/2004
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Yes! There are short haired! I have had 2 one just passed away he was 16yrs and my new one
just turned a year.Both were full breed but
both were short haired. I checked into it with my vet cause mine looked like it had poodle in him. Both had curly hair.Yes it
does matt worse than the long haired.I was grooming my 1 yr and it was matting as I was brushing him.I wouldn't worry about it I think the short hair ones are cuter!!!!


Answer by Lindsey
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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It's hard to say without know exactly how short the puppy's hair is. At 11 weeks, my girl Lhasa's hair was about an inch long and my boy was about 1.5 inches. They are now 9 mo. and 5 mo. and their hair is about 5 inches and 3 inches, respectively. So, I think that if your Lhasa's hair is about a  half inch to one inch, then that's probably  normal.


Answer by rebecca howell
Submitted on 6/5/2004
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hi im getting my dog in 4 weeks im so exited im only 11 and ive all ready had a dog it was called benji i wont to no how how good it is having a lhasa apso hope you can help me cya!!!!!!!!


Answer by ali
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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hi rebecca I'm 13 I've had my lhasa well over a year now and honestly they are the best dog's ever they are really cuddly and small enough you can have them on your lap I'd advise you keep their hair short or it will mat good luck


Answer by VoiceofReason
Submitted on 11/2/2004
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How fast do you think that a dog's hair can grow.  Of course your Lhasa Apso has a short coat, it is only eight weeks old.  How fast does your hair grow in eight weeks.  Wait a little bit and then start worrying about not having a Lhasa Apso.


Answer by samantha
Submitted on 12/3/2004
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Well i jut got an ahpso lapso however you spell it gorgeous dog i live my tittle molly she a hort hair and she doesnt mat at all but he is puurre bread just like hher ma and pa


Answer by cichlid
Submitted on 12/5/2004
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is there a curly hair breed of lhasa apso?


Answer by laura d
Submitted on 1/12/2005
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If you give me ur email address I will send u some pictures of my 8 week old lhasa apso Eddie.


Submitted on 3/10/2005
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i have the sweeties little girl named paris. she is only 8 weeks old she as soft fluffy fur,AND HATES to be groomed any secrets to make grooming fun for her let me know. thanks


Answer by Kristina
Submitted on 10/12/2005
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Dear Michelle,
I brought my Lhasa home at 7 weeks of age.  She had somewhat short hair but she and her hair grew as the months went on.  The texture of their hair changes too as they grow up.

She is now 2 1/2 years old and her hair grows like wildfire.  I brush her everyday but since she loves to play with other dogs and roll around in the dirt I find it easier to keep her in a puppy cut.  

Enjoy your new baby.


Answer by Pam
Submitted on 11/6/2005
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You could have purchest a prapso.  This is a throw back to when the Lhasa first came into the country


Answer by cameron macdonald
Submitted on 11/30/2005
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you should let their hair short unless you like to take him outside in the winter. the reason im saying this is i might get one for christmas and i was at my friends house and he had one i just thought they look cuter with medium length hair-Cameron,10 yrs old


Answer by joanna dikme
Submitted on 4/6/2006
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i have just bought a 10 month old male , the first night i got him he bit my freinds face , when i called the previous owner , he told me i couldnt have my money back as he had never bitten anyone before, he did have 2  children, i am quite frightened of the dog  now that i have witnessed the attack what do i do


Answer by Princess_Melly82
Submitted on 8/28/2006
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I recently had a Lhasa Apso pass away back in July (she got hit by a hit n run car) and she was a short haired dog. I would have to groom her every 2-3months to keep her "clean". She had a very fluffy tail(hence why i called her Fluffy) and a beard, thats mainly the part that was rather long!


Answer by Kristin
Submitted on 10/5/2006
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Yes, there are short haired Lhasa Apso's Mine is short haired and is blonde with a black mouth. Very cute and full breed.


Answer by Missy
Submitted on 11/23/2006
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Yes there are short haired lhasa apso's  They are called propso.  I do not know how they came about but they do exist.  I have a female and her hair does not get any longer than one inch.  They are great for people who love the lhasa attitude but do not want all the hair that goes with it.


Answer by Mel
Submitted on 1/21/2007
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My husband and I have a 7month old lhasa and his hair isn't growing either.  We saw the mom and dad...they looked like lhasas.  We are waiting on AKC papers from the breeder, however, our groomer seems to think that he really resembles a tibetan spaniel.  I do too.  Maybe his hair will grow...he's still cute and it's a lot less trouble.


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