Low-Energy Dogs That Are Perfect For Families With Kids

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Lhasa Apso dog

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These beautiful, hairy breeds are also referred to as Lion Dogs, but they originated in Tibet.  They’re named after Lhasa, a city in Tibet. ‘Lhasa Apso’ means “long-haired/bearded Lhasa dog.” Some people say this ancient breed is very lazy, so don’t expect them to tolerate long walks or exuberant exercise. Definitely a true couch potato, but require moderate exercise and regular grooming to stay healthy and happy.  They weigh 12-15 pounds. Lhasa Apso can be very spirited and have a personality of their own. Train them early, so they don’t develop Small Dog Syndrome. It’s important to train your dog early to set rules and have them comply so that they are obedient and not temperamental. Once this is in place, Lhasa Apsos are very amicable, and even protective of the family.

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