Comte Henri De Bylandt
1894/1904

Coat:
Heavy, of good length and very dense; a strong growth on the skull, falling on both sides. Legswell clothed right down to the toes. On the body the hair should not reach to the ground, there should be a certain amount of daylight. The hair is much harder to the eye than it is to the touch. It should look hard, straight and long, when to the touch it is soft, but not silky. The hair should be straight, with no tendancy to curl.

Colour:
Black, dark grizzle, slate, sandy or mixture of these colours with white.


Lionel Jacob 1901

Coat:
Should be heavy, of good length and very dense. There should be a strong growth on the skull, falling on both sides. The legs should be well-clothed right down to the toes. On the body the hair should not reach to the ground, as in a show Yorkshire; there should be a certain amount of daylight. In general appearance the hair should convey the idea of being much harder to the eye than it is to the touch. It should look hard, straight, and strong, when to the touch it is soft, but not silky. The hair should be straight, with no tendency to curl.

Colour:
Black, dark grizzle, slate, sandy, or admixture of these colours with white.


Margarette Hayes 1933

Hair heavy, long, falling on the eyes; hair on the ears, legs, feet and tail., hair on the ears are darker. A long beard is caracteristic. On the head long hair, chrysanthemum shape folling down up to the eyes and the nose. Ears furnished with long hair.

Colour:
Gold or honey are the most sought after, with no white spot, then gray which is more common.


Standard 1935

Coat:
Heavy, straight, hard, not woolly nor silky, of good length and very dense.

Colour:
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.


Hon. Mrs. Bailey 1937


"It must as the name implies, have long hair, the longer the better, within reason"
Colour, the commonest is black or iron grey, but the Tibetans prefer a golden or honey-colored dog
(American Kennel Gazette - Mars 1937)


Standard 1960

Coat:
Heavy, straight, hard, not woolly not silky, of good length. Dense undercoat.

Colors:
Golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate smoke, particolour, black, white or brown. This being the true Tibetan Lion-dog, golden or lion-like colours are preferred. Other colours in order as above.


Dr Guy LESCURE 1961

Coat:
The beauty of Lhasa terrier is its opulent , very dense and long fur.

Hair texture:

Over Coat:
The hair of the over coat is thin, long, generally smooth to the touch, sometimes rougher on top of the back.
This hair is slightly waved, never curled or frizzed..
The longest hair, is on the back, it can reach 25 cm. The average length is 15 cm.

Under Coat:
The whole body is covered with a dense under coat, short and thin but woolly to the touch, with a clear felting tendency.
Natural hair spreading
A particular arrangement of the hair makes the essential originality of the Lhasa.
Long dense hair, seem to spring from the top of the head and fall both sides, following the direction of the ears, parted and tidy by a neat parting. Moreover, an eye-brows hair fringe exceptionally long, covers the muzzle and sometimes even the nose, filtering the vivacity of the glance. These two different hair implantations in the head give to this latter, when looked at from above, a particular aspect which deserved to the first Lhasa Terriers exposed in Paris, the name of "Chrysanthemum dogs".
The muzzle is entirely covered by hair. At this level it is also separated by a parting which follows the muzzle upper part, thus reinforced by a very thick moustache and by a small beard.
The fur parting is identical over the body, with a line prolonging the head’s one until the tail, separating in this manner the opulent coat which spreads either side of the neck and the body.
The tail hair, as we have already seen it, forms a very rich plum.
The legs are covered, even the inter digital spaces, with hair forming a little bunch of fur.

Color:

Usually cream or sand with black stripes at the extremity of the ears, the beard and the tail.
The coat may also be black, with white spots or honey; dark grizzle, slate; smocked or salmon.


Standard 1972

Coat:
Top coat heavy, straight and hard noy woolly or silky, of good length. Dense under-coat.

Colours:
Golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate, smoke, parti-colour, black, white or brown.


A.K.C. Standard 1978

Coat:
Heavy, straight, hard, not woolly nor silky, of good length, and very dense.

Color:
All colors equally acceptable with or without dark tips to ears and beard.


C.K.C. Standard 1982
(Canada)

a) The adult coat is heavy, straight, hard, not woolly or silky, of good length and dense. The coat should be parted from the nose to the root of the tail.
b) The head should have heavy furnishings with good fall over the eyes. Good whiskers and beard. In Obedience the hair may be tied back from the eyes.
c)The ears should be heavily furnished.
d)The legs should be well furnished.
e) The tail should be well furnished.
f) The feet should be surrounded with hair. The pads have hair between them which may be trimmed.
g)The forequarters, hindquarters and neck are heavily furnished.
h) All colours and mixtures of colours considered equal.


A.N.K.C. Standard 1987
(Australie)

Coat:
Top coat heavy, straight and hard, but not woolly or silky and of a good length, with a dense undercoat.

Colours:
Golden, sandy, dark grizzle, brown, white, cream, black, particolour, black/white - just about any colour is acceptable.  Prefer with darker tips on ears.


F.C.I. Standard 1987

Top coat long, heavy, straight, hard, neither woolly nor silky. Moderate undercoat.


F.C.I.. Standard 1998

Coat:
Top coat long, heavy, straight, hard neither wooly nor silky. Moderate undercoat.

Colours:
Golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate, smoke, black, parti-colour, white or brown. All equally acceptable.


Kennel Club 2003

Coat:
Top coat long, heavy, straight, hard neither woolly nor silky. Moderate undercoat.

Colour:
Golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate, smoke, parti-colour, black, white or brown. All equally acceptable.


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