The American Lhasa Apso Club is the AKC Parent Breed Club for the Lhasa Apso.  We invite you to explore these pages further to learn more about this wonderful versatile dog, find reputable Lhasa Apso breeders and learn about upcoming events and other club activities. ALAC provides education and encourages the breeding of true type, good health and sound temperament.



2017 American Lhasa Apso Club National Specialty Week
October 16-20
10709 Watson Rd., St. Louis, MO Tele: 314.821.6600

Monday, Oct 16
    GMLAC Sweeps: Judge Brad Reese
    GMLAC Specialty: Judge Robin Stansell

Tuesday, Oct 17
    ALAC Obedience and Rally Trial
    Cutdown Sweeps

Wednesday, Oct 18
    Futurity/Maturity: Judge Tia McLaughlin
    ALAC Midwest Regional Specialty: Judge Johnny Shoemaker

Thursday, Oct 19
    Annual Meeting
    Awards Banquet

Friday, Oct 20
    ALAC National Specialty: Judge Don Hanson

What’s New

New Fall 2016 Bulletin is now online! The order form for our unique National Specialty logo items, artwork by the incomparable Mike McCartney from WI is in this check out the newest President’s Message from Rita, beautiful dogs and big brags!  Subscriptions will be mailed in the next 2 weeks.

Use this link to view the newest articles about the Lhasa Apso, appearing in ShowSight magazine.!digital-issue/cf4j 

 If you aren’t subscribed to the online edition of ShowSight, please subscribe (it’s free).  The feature on the Lhasa Apso runs from page 299-312.  It will take a bit of time to load, so please don’t give up!  ShowSight allows you to set a page range and then save those pages as a PDF, so that you can quickly look it up again without scrolling through the entire magazine.

 Enjoy the photos, commentary, opinions of breeder judges and ads.


More new titles added to the list for 2016!  We now have a MACH 11 (yes folks, that is ELEVEN) Grand Champion Champion Lhasa Apso....what an achievement for Josie and Melissa!

Jenny Drastura has also written three new articles for us:  Reverse Sneezing in the Lhasa (this explains everthing!), Glaucoma in the Lhasa and Heart Murmurs in the Older Lhasa.  As veterinary medicine helps us keep our beloved companions with us for a longer time, some new health issues may be seen.  Read what causes them, and how to help your Lhasa Apso deal with them.

The long awaited ALAC Desk Manual (aka How To Manual for Committees and Chairs) is now available (under Publications and Forms) or here....

Read the amazing narrative of Kathy and Charlie, the hypoglycemic detecting puppy! 

Charlie, The Lhasa Apso Pup Hero: "I want to share an extraordinary story about my puppy, Charlie, who will be 6 months old next week.  For those of you who don’t know, I’m type 1 diabetic and wear an insulin pump. It malfunctioned Thursday night, so I replaced it and went to bed. Every time I fell asleep Charlie would jump on me and wake me up. This went on for a couple of hours ..."  Read More

A new and improved Find A Breeder listing.  If you have puppies or adult Lhasa Apsos for sale, please email Marsha Susag, to update your listing.  Click on the Find A Breeder menu tab.

 If you need the password and login ID for the Members Only section please email Marsha Susag at and she will email it to you.