Agriculture
Making the most of a meal
Getting the dirt on carbon
Hungry bug seeks hot meal
Amphibians
Newts
Bullfrogs
Frogs and Toads
Animals
Glimpses of a Legendary Woodpecker
Staying Away from Sick Lobsters
Living in the Desert
Behavior
Talking with Hands
Primate Memory Showdown
The Science Fair Circuit
Birds
Parakeets
Swans
Kiwis
Chemistry and Materials
The Taste of Bubbles
Big Machine Reveals Small Worlds
Salt secrets
Computers
Supersonic Splash
Games with a Purpose
Fingerprint Evidence
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Dino-Dining Dinosaurs
Battling Mastodons
Dino Flesh from Fossil Bone
E Learning Jamaica
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
Earth
Deep History
Slower Growth, Greater Warmth
Recipe for a Hurricane
Environment
City Trees Beat Country Trees
Little Bits of Trouble
The Down Side of Keeping Clean
Finding the Past
Your inner Neandertal
A Human Migration Fueled by Dung?
A Long Trek to Asia
Fish
Hammerhead Sharks
Trout
Cleaning Up Fish Farms
Food and Nutrition
In Search of the Perfect French Fry
Packing Fat
Healing Honey
GSAT English Rules
Who vs. That vs. Which
Whoever vs. Whomever
Capitalization Rules
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
Ministry of Education Announces 82 GSAT Scholarships for 2010
Tarrant High overcoming the odds
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT Exam Preparation
Access denied - Disabled boy aces GSAT
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
GSAT Mathematics
Math and our number sense: PassGSAT.com
Losing with Heads or Tails
Secrets of an Ancient Computer
Human Body
Opening a Channel for Tasting Salt
Workouts: Does Stretching Help?
A Long Trek to Asia
Invertebrates
Invertebrates
Krill
Insects
Mammals
Miniature Schnauzers
Chipmunks
Basset Hounds
Parents
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
Physics
Spin, Splat, and Scramble
Extra Strings for New Sounds
Black Hole Journey
Plants
Underwater Jungles
Cactus Goo for Clean Water
Bright Blooms That Glow
Reptiles
Copperhead Snakes
Caimans
Tortoises
Space and Astronomy
Wrong-way planets do gymnastics
Older Stars, New Age for the Universe
Rover Makes Splash on Mars
Technology and Engineering
Supersuits for Superheroes
Beyond Bar Codes
Reach for the Sky
The Parts of Speech
What is a Verb?
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Problems with Prepositions
Transportation
Robots on the Road, Again
Middle school science adventures
Revving Up Green Machines
Weather
Recipe for a Hurricane
A Change in Climate
Earth's Poles in Peril
Add your Article

Lhasa Apsos

The Lhasa Apso is a small breed of dog originally from Tibet. They were used as watchdogs inside Tibetan monasteries for over 1200 years, for which they are uniquely suited with keen intelligence, acute hearing, and instincts for identifying friends from strangers. They are generally 10 to 11 inches at the withers and weigh between 12 and 18 lbs. Lhasas should have dark brown eyes with black pigmentation on eye rims and a black nose. They have a hard straight outer coat with soft undercoat (depending upon weather conditions) which comes in a variety of different colors. The tail should curl up over the back. Having been bred to be sentinel or watch dogs, Lhasa Apsos tend to be alert and have a keen sense of hearing with a rich, sonorous bark that belies their size (some are known as "singers"). They are bright and outgoing, but some tend toward wariness of strangers. Wariness does not mean unwarranted aggressiveness but having a discerning attitude towards strangers; people approaching the dog simply need to show that they are a friend. However, many Lhasas are quite friendly from the first introduction. If not properly socialized, some may become aggressive or overly shy toward strangers. Lhasas also have a very good memory and will hold grudges and often show dislike to the same people throughout their life if treated wrongly by them at a young age. They are very affectionate but can also be very possessive, independent and bossy little dogs. With their intellect and sensitivity, Lhasas are not necessarily well suited to children. It is believed that the breed originated from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet (hence the name) around 800 BC. These dogs were raised by the aristocratic part of the Tibetan society and by Tibetan monks in the monasteries. They were very valuable both spiritually and materialistically. To be presented with a Lhasa Apso was to be blessed with good fortune. Lhasa Apsos have adopted an incentive to be wary of strangers from their owners, who, due to the geographical location of Tibet, were also cautious of outsiders. The heavy coat of Lhasas can also be explained by the geographical features of Tibet: the temperature frequently drops below freezing thus making it hard for a dog to survive without sufficient insulation. Lhasas were rarely groomed by their owners thus allowing the breed to adapt to the harsh weather. In 1901 Mrs. A. McLaren Morrison brought the Lhasa Apso to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland where it was registered as an official breed in The Kennel Club in 1902. World War I had a devastating effect on the breed. It has been reported that as few as 30 Lhasa Apsos may have existed in Tibet at that time. The original American pair was a gift from Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama to C. Suydam Cutting, arriving in the United States in the early 1930s. The American Kennel Club officially accepted the breed in 1935 in the Terrier group, and in 1959 transferred the breed to the Non-Sporting group. Recently, DNA Analysis has identified the Lhasa Apso as one of the 14 most ancient dog breeds.

Lhasa Apsos
Lhasa Apsos








Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™