14 Year Experienced Breeder We got our first Lhasa Apso puppy 15 years ago and it was love at first bark! She was everything you'd want a dog to be. She was sweet, cuddly, playful, ok, maybe a bit headstrong, but all of this in the most adorable package ever. It was at that point that we decided to be a part of the breeding world. We wanted to continue such a wonderful breed in such a way as to not change them. They're perfect just the way they are. Through a selective breeding program that focuses on both breed standards and personality we have some incredible pets. As our little family grew, so did our four legged babies. We are proud pet parents to some of the best lhasas ever. Our lhasas are a part of the family and play, snuggle, and enjoy being with us. They aren't just breeders, they are also family members. We've apprenticed with another top breeder for many years to learn as much as possible about proper care, grooming, breeding, and Lhasa specific techniques for caring for our babies. We're finally ready to go out on our own and raise spectacular dogs who produce beautiful, well socialized, sweet tempered puppies. We thank you for checking out our page and can't wait for one of our babies to become a beloved member of your family. Happy, Healthy Bloodline We believe that proper nutrition combined with a healthy lifestyle will benefit both humans and animals. Our lhasas eat a varied diet which includes between a couple different foods at the same time. This reduces the risk of poisoning due to a defective food product, but also ensures that if one food is lacking in an area, the others will have the nutrition to fill the gap. We follow a regimented vaccination, worming, eye Care, ear care and grooming schedule to ensure that our babies have the best future possible. A Furever Friend Lhasas are cuddly, sweet, and sometimes stubborn. Contrary to what many state, they are great with children. I have 6 children and they adore my kids. It's all about respect. Teaching your child to respect their pet, but also training your dog to respect your child. It's give and take.
Debra Pople is from New York and breeds Lhasa Apsos. AKC proudly supports dedicated and responsible breeders. We encourage all prospective puppy owners to do their research and be prepared with questions to ask the breeder. Make sure you are not only choosing the right breed for you, but also that you’re getting it from the right individual.
Top Knot-ch Kennels began breeding in early-2008. We are located in Upstate New York and actively breed AKC purebred Standard Poodles & Lhasa Apso puppies. Specifically, our Standard Poodles are bred for temperament with roles of service, therapy, and/or support in mind; but also make amazing companions to many loving families! Our Lhasa Apso's puppies are known to be confident, smart, and complex! As per the breed standard, they are protectors and bark moderately to warn of threats. Many of our Lhasa’s carry the "kink" tail found in original Lhasa lines from Tibet. AKC proudly supports dedicated and responsible breeders. We encourage all prospective puppy owners to do their research and be prepared with questions to ask the breeder. Make sure you are not only choosing the right breed for you, but also that you’re getting it from the right individual. Our Standard Poodles are raised in our home, as are their puppies of course. Many of our Standard Poodle parents are AKC titled Canine Good Citizen's (CGC), Therapy Dog Certified and/or Service Dog Certified. Our dogs serve an active role in our community; attending events, visiting local schools, hospitals, and assisted living facilities. All breeding dogs have been screened genetically for the following diseases: Degenerative Myelopathy, Neonatal Encephalopathy (seizures), Progressive Retinal Atrophy/Progressive Rod-cone Degeneration, and Willebrand Disease - Type I. Parents are also OFA certified for Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Congenital Cardiac Disease, and Inherited Eye Disease with excellent results. As a breeder, we take great pride in the health of our dogs as well as their offspring; we extend a LIFETIME HEALTH GUARANTEE with every puppy! Our Poodles are excellent examples of the breed itself. Based on the parents personalities, these puppies will be eager to please, enthusiastic walkers, runners, and swimmers and also extremely smart! All puppies are raised through "Puppy Culture" and Volhard temperament tested prior to placement in your home. Visit our Facebook page for more information, www.facebook.com/topknotchkennel Again, our Lhasa's are raised as pets inside our home, as are their puppies. Many of our Lhasa parents are from either Champion or Grand-Champion lines. These puppies are breeder-show quality and excellent examples of the breed itself! As a breeder, we take great pride in the health of our dogs as well as their offspring; we extend a LIFETIME HEALTH GUARANTEE with every puppy! Visit our Facebook page for more information, www.facebook.com/topknotchkennel All puppies are intended for pet homes, sold with LIMITED AKC registration. In some cases, FULL registration may be considered to approved breeders. Puppies begin neurological stimulation starting from 5 days of age, followed by "Puppy Culture" training, early grooming routines, and puppies will be started on crate/house training and basic training and manners. These puppies are raised with love and LOTS of attention in our home. They are introduced to cats; thanks to our Siamese; also, great with children as we have a little one too. Puppies will come with a LIFETIME health guarantee against life-threatening genetic faults as proof of our commitment. All puppies can be shipped for a flat rate (some exclusions apply), by breeder. This fee includes the actual airfreight charges (if applicable), crate, health certificate, and travel expenses incurred in the shipping process. Puppy purchase price and the shipping fee MUST be paid in full prior to the scheduled shipping date. We reserve the right to not ship after a certain age, size, or due to poor weather conditions. A small non-refundable deposit will “reserve” your puppy in anticipation of upcoming litters, full deposit will be due once litter is born. Reservations lists are quite regular and will typically fulfill our litters prior to birth; reserve yours early!