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How much thought have you given to purchasing a
There are many things to consider before you decide to purchase a Lhasa Apso. This dog can live from 10 to 20 years and this is a lifetime commitment from you, for the lifetime of the dog.
Does your entire family want to purchase a dog?
Does every member agree that it should be a Lhasa Apso?
Does anyone in the home have allergies to dogs?
Have you read any books about Lhasa Apsos, or spoken to any Lhasa breeders or Lhasa owners?
Do you know where they originally come from, or what they were originally bred for?
Do you know how much grooming a Lhasa requires, when kept in full coat?
This is an indoor dog and should not be left outside to live in the backyard. Lhasas are people dogs and they require human companionship.
Have you decided who will be the primary caregiver of your new dog? One person should be responsible for the dogs’ care. This should not be left to random chance.
Have you discussed with your family whether it should be a young pup, a young dog, or a mature dog?
If you do not have the time or patience to train a young pup, perhaps you should consider getting a mature dog.
If you are purchasing a young puppy, you will be totally responsible for the house training, leash training, and socialization of this pup.
Have you considered the time and effort that will be spent on training and socializing this new puppy?
You will have to decide if you are going to groom the dog yourself, or have a professional groomer care for the dogs’ coat. Grooming prices vary from one area to another. Even if you decide on using a professional groomer, the dog must also be groomed, at home on a weekly basis to avoid matting.
You must decide if you will keep the dog in a full coat or have it clipped every couple of months buy a professional groomer, or learn to clip the dog yourself.
There is the expense of purchasing the dog, any needles that are still required (if purchasing a young pup), annual inoculations and annual dog license.
There is the cost of other supplies for the new dog: Dog food, dog biscuits, water bowl, food bowl, collar, leash, a cage, and dog toys.
Have you considered the cost of getting the dog clipped every few months, if you intend on keeping it in a short coat?
Have you considered the cost of grooming supplies: brush, comb, grooming spay, shampoo, rinse, and clippers (if you decide to clip the dog yourself).
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