Country of Origin:
The lost Valley of Tibet
K.C. Group: Utility Breed
Height: 14 - 16 inches
Weight: 18 - 30 lbs
Life Span: 12 -16 Years
Colour: Any colour or combination of colours.
Coat: long, fine top coat that can be straight or
wavy. Soft, woolly undercoat. Non Moulting (see Grooming).
Temperament: Friendly, Playful, Gentle. Good with
children. Not boisterous or snappy.
The Tibetan Terrier is a highly intelligent and sensitive
dog. He is devoted and loyal to his family, but may be
cautious and shy of strangers.
Ideal family pet.
Guard-dog: Very good. Not 'yappy'. Protective.
Care and Exercise: Regular grooming is required. Use
a metal comb to keep undercoat free of tangles. Followed by
brushing through the topcoat. Moulting is twice a year, but
loose hair needs to be brushed out. Bathe with a mild
shampoo + conditioner when necessary.
Clean ears, trim around eyes, and feet regularly.
Daily exercise is needed.
Training: Easy to train. These dogs like to please
and love training. They learn quickly but can have a mind of
their own :-)
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, eye diseases.
Tibetan Terriers are easily adaptable to most lifestyles.
They are just as happy in a mansion as an apartment. They
don't need a lot of exercise, but can cope with a long hike
if you so desire.
Their coat can be kept long, or trimmed to a shorter 'puppy