Thinking about purchasing an Tibetan Spaniel? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Tibetan Spaniel breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Tibetan Spaniel owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Tibetan Spaniel and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Tibetan Spaniel Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Tibetan Spaniel and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Tibetan Spaniel Profile
Despite the name Spaniel, the Tibetan Spaniel is not related to spaniels and is not known to have been used as a hunting companion or gundog. They are related to the Pekingese and Japanese Chin Dogs. Tibetan Spaniels are small dogs who are longer than they are tall. Their muzzle is wrinkle free, unlike some of the breeds it is related to. The ears are small and medium size and hang down. Their well-feathered tail is high on the back end and curls over the back. They have silky fur and is double coated and medium in length. The fur is ruffed around the neck and profuse towards the backs of the legs and tail, and they come in all different colors. Tibbies, as they are sometimes called, are very eager to please and chipper. They are a breed who love comfort and companionship and display a charming, good nature. Tibetan Spaniels live to play and are heartier than their size may suggest. They can be wary with strangers, though, and will bark until they are noticed. They are good with almost everyone, however, and get along with dogs and other pets as well. Perfect for children, this breed has been described as catlike. This affectionate, family oriented dog is certainly a delightful choice for any family.
Other Names: Tibbies
Type: Guardian Dog
Height: 9 - 11
Colors: All solid
colors and mixtures are permissible.
Spaniels are intelligent and assertive. They are very eager to please, and get
along well with everyone, except maybe the occasional other female dog. They
are cheery, affectionate and family-oriented. They make delightful watchdogs,
barking to alert unusual things. The Tibetan Spaniel is hardy, though small;
they are not as fragile as Chihuahuas. They are playful and loving companions.
Watch-dog: High. The Tibetan
Spaniel is aloof with strangers and will bark long enough to attract attention.
Tibetan Spaniel Care and Training:
Regular brushing of the Tibetan Spaniel's silky coat will keep it clean and
free of mats. Extra care needs to be taken during seasonal shedding. Trim the
hair between the pads of the feet, trim the nails, clean the ears and teeth.
Bathe only when necessary. The Tibetan needs routine walks and runs as they
love to romp outdoors and do their best when they have received a lot of exercise.
Sometimes stubborn, the Tibetan Spaniel may be hard to housebreak. They will
benefit from obedience training. Puppies need to be handled when they are young.
Activity: High. But they
are not hyperactive.
Tibetan Spaniel Health Issues: PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), cataracts, juvenile kidney disease, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, and liver shunts.
Life Span: 15 - 16 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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