Dog Breed Profiles

Tibetan Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Non Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Tibet 
Life Expectancy
12 -15 Years 
Color
Any color or combination of colors. 
Coat
Soft, woolly undercoat; long, fine outer coat that can be straight or wavy. 
Exercise Needs
Daily regular exercise is needed as a play session or a walk. 
Temperament
The Tibetan Terrier is a perfect pet for those who admire the Old English Sheepdog but cannot house such a large animal. He is l 
Good with Children
Yes. Good with children if children do not pester them. Gets along with other pets but needs to be socialized to cats at a young 
Grooming Needs
Special attention and regular grooming to his heavy double coat is required. Use a metal comb to keep him free of tangles. Shedd 
Average Size - Male (in)
15 - 16 
Average Size - Female (in)
Slightly Smaller 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
20 - 24 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
20 - 24 
Health Issues
Hip dysplasia, eye diseases.v
Living Conditions
An apartment is adequate if sufficient exercise is given. An owner of a Tibetan Terrier should be a patient, leader who desires  

Breed Description

The Tibetan Terrier is not really a terrier at all. He is an appealing, shaggy little dog who is devoted to his owners and to children. They are persistent, resourceful, and like to have a reminder of their humans around. Native to remote sections of the high Himalayas, he is the result of more than 1000 years of natural adaptation to some of the harshest, most variable climate and geography in the world. Unknown until about 70 years ago, he is still somewhat of a rarity in the Western countries.

Breed Infobits

Tibetan Terriers are charming dogs renowned for their highly individual characters.

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