by Colleen Haddock
“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark
on the things you have long taken for granted.”

Bertand Russel



An understanding of how our standards were derived, the era and the political climate in which each was written are important when considering the Apso. A study of Tibetan culture and history, the role the Apso played in daily monastery life and an appreciation of the environment which formed this ancient landrace are equally important.


Coats of Many Colors
Comment on tail carriage
Discussion regarding ‘square mouth objectionable’
Searchable Lhasa Apso database
Sir Lionel Jacobs
The Lhasa Apso Standard: Vague or Concise?
The Importance of Beauty


1897 Bhuteer Terrier (Lhasa Terrier)
1901 Lhassa Terrier (Sir Lionel Jacobs)
1935 Lhasa Apso (Lady Freda Valentine)
1978 American Kennel Club
The Australian Standard
The British Standard
The Canadian Standard
FCI 1998 Standard
UKC Standard
The Unofficial Tibetan Lhasa Apso Standard

For discussion on Standards go home, click on Standards in the Category Cloud, along with doing a search on Standards.