how will i no the differance between a shih tzu puppy and a lhasa apso puppy?

ive just bought a shih tzu puppy but people are telling me he is more and looks more like a lhasa apso,how will i find out what he is as they look the same.

What does it say on your papers…or did you buy it at large from a BYB. Actually the breed doesn’t really matter, if you like the dog. You don’t have to make anyone but yourself feel good about YOUR dog.

Papaw

8 Responses to “how will i no the differance between a shih tzu puppy and a lhasa apso puppy?”

  1. Bells - Beach Bummin' says:

    based on your spelling skills…NO, you probably wont know the difference
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  2. ladystang says:

    look at breed books
    look at papers
    pet what does it matter?
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  3. ladyhawke707 says:

    One is wrinkly, the other fluffy
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  4. A says:

    What color is the dog? Shih Tzus are usually two colored, lhasas are usually solid. Lhasa’s also have a more pushed in face/snout.
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  5. papaw says:

    What does it say on your papers…or did you buy it at large from a BYB. Actually the breed doesn’t really matter, if you like the dog. You don’t have to make anyone but yourself feel good about YOUR dog.

    Papaw
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  6. Rayven ~ SCAdian girl says:

    Well since you obviously bought from a bad breeder or pet shop what does it really matter? If you had bought from a more reliable source you would know.

    Look at your pup and then look at pictures of pups from both breeds(no they don’t look the same) and take your best guess.
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  7. Lindsay B says:

    They don’t look the same. You should be more concerned about your horrible spelling. It would be KNOW and DIFFERENCE. Must have purchased the dog from some irresponsible backyard breeder, otherwise you would have been supplied with registration papers.
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  8. PammyG says:

    Adult Shih Tzus range in size from 8 to 11 inches tall at the shoulder and 9 to 16 pounds as adults with a muzzle no more than 1 inch long which means their faces are fairly flat.

    Adult Lhasas are a little larger and range in size from 10 to 11 inches tall at the shoulder and 12 to 18 pounds and have longer bodies than Shih Tzus. Lhasas have a moderate muzzle.

    Shih Tzus were bred to be companions, Lhasas were bred to be watch dogs so they may be barkers and some have guarding tendencies and some even have aggression problems. Proper socialization is of the utmost importance with your Lhasa.

    I have two Shih Tzus and one Lhasa. They are distinctively different when you see them together though I have seen many that seem more indistinct. As the breeds are related I’m thinking it probably depends on how good of breeding was done. There are many who breed to make money, not out of the love of improving the breed. I have given two links of breeders who are responsible in their practices of breeding. you can see what a well bred dog should look like.

    If you got your puppy from a backyard breeder or a pet store you could very well have an indistinct dog or a dog with a variety of health problems. Please educate yourself about puppy mills and responsible breeders. If a person wants a breed specific dog check your local shelters or petfinder.com. (One of my Shih Tzus was rescued from a puppy mill while my Lhasa was dumped at a shelter and went to a rescue group)

    Good luck with your puppy, regardless of whatever it may be. Both breeds are precious!
    References :
    http://www.akc.org/breeds/lhasa_apso/
    http://www.akc.org/breeds/shih_tzu/
    http://www.joyslynslhasaapsos.com/
    http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/lhasaapsos.html
    http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/shihtzu.html
    http://ryansshihtzu.com/docs/NEWNURSERYPAGE.html

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