This blog is for prospective puppy buyers so that they will be aware that not all advertisements of "Lhasa Apsos" are indeed "Lhasa Apsos".
I am at the website www.olx.ph and I searched for Lhasa Apsos in the Philippines. Evidently, the quality of Lhasa Apsos in this country have really gone bad. The photos of puppies are mostly in very appalling situations. You can see that they are not well taken care of, some are even placed inside very rusty cages and most adults are sold with the reason that their owners "need money" or that "they don't have time to take care of their dogs anymore". Some of these advertisers even have the audacity to call themselves "reputable breeders". And some are milking their bitches like cash cows!!
There are even puppies for sale and dogs being advertised as stud labeled as "small sized" "large sized" "cousin of Shih Tzu" "look alike of Shih Tzu" "champion line". I don't know what they will come up with next!! These people clearly lack the knowledge of responsible breeding or simply choose to continue breeding their dogs despite the condition their dogs are in and even if the puppies they are producing clearly are not good representatives of the Lhasa Apso breed. I am now using the word "good" but we should strive to be better than good.
A lot of people lack the education and information about dog breeding yet a lot of them continue to breed their dogs. Clearly most of them don't even know what a Lhasa Apso is!! The quality of the breed is deteriorating and what these "so called breeders" do is produce more of these "so called Lhasa Apsos"!
As a breeder, we all make mistakes, what we should do is learn from these mistakes, be honest about the breeding mistakes we have made in the past and from there we learn to be better breeders and next time we make better choices and better decisions. I hope that there will be more people who take a stand and more individuals who will choose not to ignore the very sad reality of our breed.