Any color or combination of colors.
The ancient, shaggy haired, ‘Holy dog of Tibet’
5 to 8
Dogs: 18-30 pounds
Bitches: 16-28 pounds
Dogs: 14-17 inches
Bitches: 13-15 inches
AKC Non-sporting Dogs, FCI Group IX.: Companion and Toy Dogs, TKC Utility
The Tibetan Terrier is a medium-sized, squarely proportioned dog that looks more like a sheepdog than a terrier. The double coat protects the entire dog, even falling in front of the dark, large, widely spaced eyes. The Tibetan Terrier is an appealing, shaggy little dog.
It is devoted to its family and is excellent with older, considerate children. It is persistent and resourceful. Some of the breed’s talents include: watchdogging, agility and competitive obedience.
The Tibetan Terriers are sweet, gentle and loving dogs. It is brave, intelligent, and likes to bark; it makes a particularly good watchdog. This dog is reserved with strangers, but very dedicated to its owner. It doesn’t like to be left alone. It is lively, mild, and fun, but can be a bit willful. Generally it gets along with other pets if well socialized at a young age. It will try to dominate other dogs.
The Tibetan Terrier has great agility as well as endurance. This breed has lots of energy and should have regular opportunities to run. It is easy to train but needs a calm, equal manner as it is sensitive to sounds and will react to the tone of your voice.
Soft, woolly undercoat; long, fine outer coat that can be straight or wavy. This breed requires an extensive amount of grooming and should be brushed every 2-3 days to remove loose hair and prevent tangles. Never brush a dry coat; mist it with conditioner and water to ease brushing. This dog should be given regular baths, once or twice a week. If the dog is not going to be shown, it can be clipped short, especially in the summer. The Tibetan Terrier sheds little to no hair; it is good for allergy sufferers when its coat is kept very well groomed.
Generally a very healthy breed; however be warned, it can be very flea sensitive. To minimize the risk of your Terrier developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Tibetan Terrier puppy from a reputable breeder.
The Tibetan Terrier can do well in an apartment as long as it gets regular outdoor exercise even in a small yard. This energetic dog should be given ample opportunities for exercise to release its energy. A long walk will be okay.
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