The Lhasa Dog, also known as the Lhasa Lion Dog, the Tibetan Lion Dog, etc., is a small companion dog native to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The coat is long and thick, resembling a small male lion, especially the coat on the head, ears, and tail. The most developed and can be dragged to the ground. The coat colors are golden, cinnabar, black, white, gray, and other colors. The tail is upturned and has a chrysanthemum shape. The Lhasa dog generally weighs 6-7 kg and is 25-28 cm tall. Although it is small and not fierce, it has a strong body and excellent tolerance to harsh conditions. Therefore, it has always been the guard dog of the Dalai Lama in Tibet. The Tibetan name is transliterated in Chinese as "Apso" (or "Yabsu") and transliterated in English as "Apso". The original meaning is goat, which means that they are like goats (because the long hair on their jaws resembles goat beards). The goat plays a special role in Tibetan mythology.
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