Absosengkye Kennels

About Absosengkye Kennels

Dear Friends,
Hello and welcome to the Absosengkye Kennel website. My three greatest loves are God, family and my Lhasa apsos. Being a wife and mother is the greatest honor and blessing . I have been blessed with 6 wonderful children; Roger, Ruth, Joshua, Jessica, James and Angelina-Marie. My husband Anthony and I {my name is Kimberly live here in upstate NY nestled in the base of a mountain with our beautiful Lhasa apsos. We also have 12 wonderful grandchildren: Skler, Johnathan, Lilly-Anna, Haley, Elizabeth, Callahan, Peyton, Roger IV, Christina, Mateo, Ford, Wade and one arriving sometime in June.   I love life and am happy to be involved in raising a breed that brings so much joy to so many people.
For many years I raised large breeds of dogs. I enjoyed the stamina and devotion of larger breeds. I also found larger breeds generally more intelligent and less vocal than their smaller counterparts.
Small, yappy dogs were very annoying. They were often snappy and unpredictable. I had never considered purchasing a dog that would weigh less than 75 lbs. full grown. My husband and I decided to purchase a puppy for our two sons, Joshua and James. We wanted something easier to care for than our usual large breeds.
The search was on. Could there be a "Big" small dog out there? I began my research with a list of necessary requirements. The dog must not be a constant barker. This point eliminated nearly half of all smaller breeds. It must be good with all ages. That left out several more breeds. Another concern for me was genetic health issues. I wanted a breed that was relatively hardy with few genetic problems. That reduced my remaining list drastically. Both of my sons are asthma sufferers. I wanted to eliminate all heavy shedders. One of the few remaining dogs on my list was a non-shedding breed called the Lhasa apso. After years of combating fur this was quite a find!
The Lhasa apso breed was hardy and had only a small handful of genetic ailments, most of which were entirely avoidable through a careful breeding program. They were good watch dogs but not aggressive. The general consensus agreed they are good with children when raised with them and, of course, both are taught mutual respect. They see themselves as large dogs, are loyal, intelligent and they don't shed.
I had finally found my "Big" small dog. We purchased our first Lhasa in 1996. Our family has been in love with them ever since. We have worked to raise Lhasa apsos that exemplify the unique Lhasatude associated with the breed and meet the breed standards without sacrificing the overall health and original beauty of the Lhasa apso.
We welcome visitors to meet our Lhasa apso family. If you have already owned or presently own a Lhasa apso then you know why they are such captivating friends. However, if you are new to the Lhasa apso experience, prepare for a life long love.
The Lhasa Lady Kimberly

Our current litter of Lhasa Apsos

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  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Male
  • Price: $800.00
  • Mother: Pumpkin
  • Father: Coal
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Absosengkye is dedicated to the Lhasa apso, observing close adherance to AKC standards while remaining faithful to the preservation of this fabulous breed of dogs.  Lhasas are non-shedding, smart, loyal and extremely fun family members.  They see themselves as a large breed of dog and are not yappy.  We love this breed and have some wonderful puppies looking for forever homes.  Please visit our website at www.absosengkye.com or call me for more details at 607-652-4083.

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AKC Lhasa apsos from Absosengkye.com - View Details About This Lhasa Apso
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Female
  • Price: $800.00
  • Date of Birth: 12/25/2013
  • Mother: Blossom
  • Father: Medallion
More information:

Absosengkye is dedicated to the Lhasa apso, observing close adherance to AKC standards while remaining faithful to the preservation of this fabulous breed of dogs.  Lhasas are non-shedding, smart, loyal and extremely fun family members.  They see themselves as a large breed of dog and are not yappy.  We love this breed and have some wonderful puppies looking for forever homes.  Please visit our website at www.absosengkye.com or call me for more details at 607-652-4083.


We provide small and medium breed dog boarding and basic grooming/bathing of all dogs.

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Lhasas are the whole package!

About The Breed: Lhasa Apso

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.
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.

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.
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Apparently monks believe that Lhasas are reincarnated lions and as such hold them in high esteem. Golden Lhasas are said to house the souls of the Dalai Lamas. Lhasas tend to have a very long lifespan of 15-18 years. The oldest living dog in history was a Lhasa, documented 29 years of age in 1939.
9 to 11 inches.
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. They are excellent with children as long as the child does not appear as a rival (e.g. throwing stones, etc.). These dogs do not like to be surprised or peeved.

Lhaso Apsos should not be taken lightly; in this compact dog, there often lies a wild underlying spirit. Problems arise when potential owners mistake this particular breed for a typical toy lap-dog. Lhasa Apsos often require a special kind of owner, for they can truly be like a firecracker, small with explosive energy. An excited Lhasa Apso is more than capable of leaping straight through a plate-glass window, and have gained a reputation in some circles as being completely fearless.

A Lhaso Apso should definitely not be assumed to be interchangable with typical small dogs. Those accustomed to breeds akin to Schnauzers and Yorkies may likely find a Lhasa Apso to be more dog than they can handle.
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Welcoming a Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso For Sale Information - Buying your first Lhasa Apso can be overwhelming and PetsUnlimited.com is here to help. We've got Lhasa Apso breed backgrounds to help you make an educated decision as to whether a Lhasa Apso is right for you and your family. The right Lhasa Apso breeder or seller will always have the best interest of the Lhasa Apso in mind. This means they should give you the opportunity to visit their home and meet the Lhasa Apso in person, as well as take back the Lhasa Apso should you not be able to provide the level of care needed. ATTENTION: Be informed! Internet fraud is very real and rising every day. Be cautious and ask questions, ask to see pictures with the seller or adoption agency doing something you ask them to do, and never ever send cash or a money order. If something does not feel right, it probably isn't. Use the report this listing function to notify us of a potential problem with a user. Use the review feature to leave a review. Community policing is the best way to help deter scammers and those who do not have the animals best interest in mind.

Lhasa Apso Breeders

Responsible breeding is something we all need to support. To help prevent Lhasa Apso puppy mills and the inhumane treatment of Lhasa Apsos, there are a few simple things everyone can do on both sides of the transaction. If geography permits, meet in person where the Lhasa Apsos was born and raised. This provides an opportunity for the Lhasa Apso breeder to demonstrate their standards. Remember, it is up to both the buyer and Lhasa Apso breeder to be comfortable with each other to ensure that the Lhasa Apso has been treated properly and will have a safe and secure home in the future.

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  • 607-652-4083


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