The Lhasa Apso’s attitude has been described as follows “Seldom a pet, rather a companion, often a clown but never a fool!” The Lhasa originated hundreds of years ago in Tibet, near the city of Lhasa where it was the indoor guardian of homes and monasteries. It wasn’t until 1933 when the first Lhasa’s were brought to the US and given as gifts from the 13th Dalai Lama. Their coat is long and dense to protect them from the harsh Tibetan weather, and does require frequent brushing and grooming. This breed can come in many colors from light fawn to black. Some Lhasa change color with age, lightening a few shades with time Many Lhasa Apso owners enjoy keeping their companions in the shorter “puppy cut”. This breed can live 20 years, with the average age being 14 years old. A Lhasa appears in Disney's animated feature film Lady and the Tramp as the pound dog Peg. This breed has also shown up in other cartoon features like the widely popular SIMPSONS. The AKC recognized this breed in 1935 in the Non-Sporting Group.
Conversation Concepts has created another unique gift item that’s sure to be a hit! We designed a suit case, posed in an open position, with clothes and a sock hanging out the edges to use with our Tiny Ones figurines! Perfect for the traveling business man, or hotel guest, or the owner of a pet that couldn’t come along! This tiny brown suit case has a handle molded on it and the entire item measures 3” X 2” wide, and stand 2” tall. Made of stone resin, and carefully hand painted, this ornament comes with a gold tone cord so it can be hung, or it can be displayed on a shelf! These are individually blister packaged and ready to give as a gift, or hang in your store. Available with all our Tiny Ones figurines; dogs, cats, and animals!