Lhasa Apso standard.
|Country of origin:|
|Well balanced, sturdy, heavy coated.
|Gay and assertive.
|Alert, steady but somewhat aloof with strangers.
|Head & Skull:|
|Heavy head furnishings with good fall over the eyes, good
whiskers and beard. Skull moderately narrow, falling away behind the
eyes, not quite flat, but not domed or apple-headed. Straight foreface
with medium stop. Nose black. Muzzle about 4 cm (11/2 ins), but not
square; length from tip of nose roughly one third total length from nose
to back of skull.
|Dark. Medium size, frontally placed, oval, neither large,
nor small and sunk. No white showing at base or top.
|Pendant, heavily feathered.
| Upper incisors close just behind lower, i.e.
reverse scissor bite. Incisors in a broad and as straight a line as
possible. Full dentition desirable.
|Strong and well arched.
|Shoulders well laid back. Forelegs straight, heavily
furnished with hair.
|Length from point of shoulders to point of buttocks
greater than height at withers. Well ribbed. Level top line. Strong
loin. Balanced and compact.
|Well developed with good muscle. Good angulations.
Heavily furnished with hair. Hocks when viewed from behind parallel and
not too close together.
|Round, cat-like with firm pads. Well feathered.
|Free and jaunty.
| High set, carried well over back but not like a pot
hook. Often a kink at end. Well feathered.
|Top coat long, heavy, straight, hard neither wooly nor
silky. Moderate undercoat.
|Golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate, smoke, black,
parti-colour, white or brown. All equally acceptable.
|Ideal height: 25.4 cm (10 ins) at shoulder for dogs;
bitches slightly smaller. FAULTS Any departure from the foregoing points
should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault
should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
|Male animals should have two apparently testicles fully descended into the scrotum.|
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