Never having owned a dog, at 49 I decided I needed a companion dog. I read up on this breed & can honestly say, out of the many breeds out there I definitely made the right choice💙
Buddy is an absolute joy, polite, loving, playful & like the characteristics indicate 'Stubborn' which amuses me😂.
It would be very easy to overfeed this breed, so small & often in measured amounts seems to be the way forward.
He has learned a couple of commands from 9 weeks..sit, paw & today he learned to fetch, and seems to thoroughly enjoy his short training sessions & I feel Buddy will do well at his puppy classes very soon.
I would recommend this breed for a novice owner but the criteria to make both the puppy & your lives with him/her harmonious & relatively stress free is to read ANY info on the Lhasa Apso as they are high maintenance in some respects. But as an adorable breed who you can have alot of fun with them.