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The Kennel Club - Lhasa Apso Breed Standards : Comparisons

1935
1960
1972
1986
1994
2000
2003
  2009
CHARACTER
CHARACTERISTICS
CHARACTERISTICS
CHARACTERISTICS
CHARACTERISTICS
CHARACTERISTICS
CHARACTERISTICS
  CHARACTERISTICS
Gay and assertive but chary of strangers. = 1935 except :
+ Free and jaunty
= 1960 except
+ The Apso should give the appearance of a well balanced, solid dog

Alert, steady but sometimes aloof with strangers
= 1986 = 1986    

= 1986

without excess

HEAD
HEAD
HEAD & SKULL
HEAD & SKULL
HEAD & SKULL
HEAD & SKULL
HEAD & SKULL
  HEAD & SKULL
Hteavy head furnishings with good faIl over eyes, good whiskers and beard; skull narrow, falling away behind the eyes in a marked degree, not quite flat, but not domed or apple shaped; straighs foreface of fair length. Nose black, about 1 1/2 inches long, of the length from tip of nose to eye to be roughly about 1/3 of the total length from nose to back of skul = 1935 = 1960 except :
- Skull
+ moderately narrow
- Straight foreface
- of fair length,
+ with medium stop.
+ Muzzle about 1 1/2 inches long, but not square
= 1972 except
-
in a marked degree
- apple
- shapeed + headed
+ 4 cm (1 1/2 inch)
= 1986 = 1986 = 1986  

= 1986

Heavy head furnishing with a good fall ever the eyes but not affecting the dogs ability to see

EYES
EYES
EYES
EYES
EYES
EYES
EYES
  EYES
Dark brown
Neither large or full nor small and sunk
=1935 = 1935 except
- brown
+ Medium size
+ Frontally placed
+ Not white showing
= 1972 except :

+ oval
= 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
EARS
EARS
EARS
EARS
EARS
EARS
EARS
  EARS
Pendant heavily feathered = 1935 except
+ Dark tips an asset.
= 1960 = 1972 except
- Dark tips an asset
= 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
MOUTH
MOUTH
MOUTH
MOUTH
MOUTH
MOUTH
MOUTH
  MOUTH
Level otherwise slightly undershot
Muzzle medium length square muzzle objectionable
= 1935 except :
+ overshot undesirable
+ black beard an asset
Upper insisors close just inside lower reverse scisor bite
Incisors nearly strgiht line
Full dentition desirable
= 1972 except :
Incisores in
+ a broad and as straight line
= 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
NECK
NECK
NECK
NECK
NECK
NECK
NECK
  NECK
Strong, well covered with a dense mane which is more pronounced in dags than in bitches. Strong and well arched. = 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
LEGS
FOREQUARTERS
FOREQUARTERS
FOREQUARTERS
FOREQUARTERS
FOREQUARTERS
FOREQUARTERS
  FOREQUARTERS
Forelegs straight; both fore and hind legs heavily furnished with hair. = 1935 except :
- fore and hind legs
= 1960 except :
+ Shoulders should be well laid back.
= 1972 = 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
BODY
BODY
BODY
BODY
BODY
BODY
BODY
  BODY
The length from point of shoulders to point of buttocks longer than height at withers, well ribbed up, strong loin, well developed quarters and thights. = 1935 = 1935 except :
- well developed quarters and
thights.
+ Level top-line. Well balanced and compact.
= 1972 except :
- well ribbed
- up
= 1986 = 1986 = 1986 except :
- well ribbed
+ Ribs extending well back
  = 2003
HINDQUARTERS
HINDQUARTERS
HINDQUARTERS
HINDQUARTERS
HINDQUARTERS
HINDQUARTERS
  HINDQUARTERS
Heavily furnished with hair. = 1960 except :
+ Well developed with good muscle.
+ Good angulation.
+ The hocks when viewed from behind should be parallel and not too close together.
= 1972 = 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
FEET
FEET
FEET
FEET
FEET
FEET
FEET
  FEET
Well feathered, should be round and cat-like, with good pads. = 1935 = 1935 = 1972 except
+ firm / -good pads
= 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
TAIL
TAIL
TAIL
TAIL
TAIL
TAIL
TAIL
  TAIL
Well feathered, should be carried well over back in a screw. There may be a kink at the end. A low carriage of tail is a serious fault. = 1935 except :
- in a screw.
- there may be /
+ There is often
= 1960 except :
- A low carriage of tail is a serious defaut.
+ High set,
+ not like a pot-hook.
= 1972 = 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
GAIT / MOVEMENT
GAIT / MOVEMENT
GAIT / MOVEMENT
GAIT / MOVEMENT
  GAIT / MOVEMENT
Free and jaunty. = 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
COAT
COAT
COAT
COAT
COAT
COAT
  COAT
Heavy, straight, hard, not woolly nor silky, of good length and very dens = 1935 except :
- dense- and very
+ Dense undercoat
= 1960 except :
+ Top coat
= 1972 except :
+ Top coat long
+ Moderate undercoat
= 1986 except
- of good length
= 1986 = 1986  

= 1986

Coat never inpeding action

COLOURS
COLOURS
COLOURS
COLOURS
COLOURS
COLOURS
COLOURS
  COLOURS
Golden, sandy, honey. dark grizzle, slate, smoke, particolour. black, white or brown. Thîs being the true Tibetan Lion-dog, golden or lion-like colours are preferred. Other colours in order as above. Dark tips to ears and beard are an asset. = 1935 except :
- Dark tips to ears and beard are an asset.
= 1960 except :
- This being the true Tibetan Lion-dog, golden or lion-like colours are preferred. Other colours in order as above.
= 1972 except :
+ All equally acceptable.
= 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
SIZE
SIZE
SIZE
SIZE
SIZE
SIZE
SIZE
  SIZE
Variable, but about 10 inches or 11 inches at shoulder for dogs; bitches slightly smaller. = 1935 except :
- Variable about 10 inch or 11 inches
+ 9 inches or 10 inches
= 1960 except :
+ Ideal hight 10 inches
= 1972 except
+ 25,4 cm
= 1986 = 1986 except :
- 25,4 cm
+ 25 cm
= same as2000   = 1986
N.B.
NOTE
NOTE
NOTE
  NOTE
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum. Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum. = 1986 = 1986 = 1986   = 1986
FAULTS
FAULTS
FAULTS
FAULTS
  FAULTS
Any departure from the forgoing points should be regarded as a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree. = 1986 = 1986
+ and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
= 2000   = 1986

Avant de faire une étude comparative plus approfondie des standards des Lhassa Apsos de ces 70 dernières années, on peut déjà observer trois points principaux :

1° - La taille nettement précisée et pratiquement constante dans tous les standards n’ a pas été respectée par les juges dont c’est la fonction.

2° Alors que les américains n’ont pas changé le Standard d’origine de 1935 jusqu’en 1978, (dans lequel ils ont supprimé la mesure du nez et la couleur préférentielle) cependant ce sont eux qui ont produit les types de chien les plus différents du type d’origine.

3° - Le Kennel Club anglais dans son dernier standard de novembre 2003 ( F.C.I. 2 avril 2004) fait un retour en arrière et revient à la description du corps du standard 1972 en le précisant.