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Tibetan Spaniel Puppies
Description: 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 -
solid colors and mixtures are permissible.
Tibetan 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
Watch-dog: High. The Tibetan
Spaniel is aloof with strangers and will bark long enough to attract attention.
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.
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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