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Old 03-28-2017, 09:33 PM
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Post A couple of changes from from the 'original' to todays breed standard

I found this quite interesting, how the breed standard has changed over the years.
http://www.lhasa-apso.org/standard/history.html
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I'm certainly no expert so I can't comment on the standards or how they have changed but this is a very interesting article xxxx
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I'm no expert either, but I could never understand how a dog that has longer back legs than front can have a level topline!!!. Also the mouth has gone from slightly overshot to slightly undershot....why? xx
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I'm no expert either, but I could never understand how a dog that has longer back legs than front can have a level topline!!!. Also the mouth has gone from slightly overshot to slightly undershot....why? xx
Thats what i thought Elaine? xx
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There are so many differences today even. Some are bigger boned, some are of a more delicate bone. Some are stockier, some are slighter. The description of the India site says an overshot mouth is preferable .... this cannot be right nor should be accepted because the Apso appearance of it's mouth will appear more like a Yorkshire terrier rather than that of the correct apso appearance. I would imagine this was in the early experimental stages to reach what we now know as the correct mouth to be which is 'reverse scissor bite' ... top teeth being behind the lower and touching. Any gap will represent undershot rather than reverse.
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There are so many differences today even. Some are bigger boned, some are of a more delicate bone. Some are stockier, some are slighter. The description of the India site says an overshot mouth is preferable .... this cannot be right nor should be accepted because the Apso appearance of it's mouth will appear more like a Yorkshire terrier rather than that of the correct apso appearance. I would imagine this was in the early experimental stages to reach what we now know as the correct mouth to be which is 'reverse scissor bite' ... top teeth being behind the lower and touching. Any gap will represent undershot rather than reverse.
This is what they're saying Lia, the authentic/original Apsos had straight or overshot mouths. They have now been bred to have undershot......so technically not true to the breed. xx
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This is what they're saying Lia, the authentic/original Apsos had straight or overshot mouths. They have now been bred to have undershot......so technically not true to the breed. xx
Yes ..... I have some pics somewhere of Apsos gone by with the 'right mouths' shall we say xx
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