Thinking about purchasing an Tibetan Terrier? 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 Terrier 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 Terrier 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 Terrier 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 Terrier 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 Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Tibetan Terrier Profile
The Tibetan Terrier is not really a terrier at all, just as the Tibetan Spaniel is not a spaniel at all. They are appealing, shaggy little dogs who are devoted to their owners and to children. Tibetan Terriers are persistent, resourceful, and like to have a reminder of their humans around. They can be wary and reserved with strangers, however. Along with intelligence and a good nature, they are loyal and affectionate with family and friends. They are very friendly and get along well with anyone they meet. Friendly with children and animals, this breed is quite adaptable. A unique-looking breed, the Tibetan Terrier is a true herding dog. They are a medium sized breed that is powerfully built. Its ears, hidden beneath the heavy coat, are pendulant and dropped. Tibetan Terriers were made for the snow, having particularly interesting round, large, flat feet. They have a shaggy outer appearance that can be any color or combination of colors. Floppy and fun, the Tibetan Terrier is a breed worth considering.
Other Names: Dhokhi Apso
Type: Guardian Dog
Height: 14 - 17
Colors: Any color
or combination of colors, being white, gray, black, golden, with or without
Terriers are friendly, alert, and affectionate with their families. They are
reserved with strangers, but usually get along with everyone. They are good
with children as well as other pets. Loyal, intelligent and good-natured, the
Tibetan Terrier is the quintessential shaggy dog. They were used for herding
in the past. Playful, they have been known to play with objects like a cat,
batting at them, holding and grasping balls. They can be stubborn dogs, and
do not do well in obedience. But, they make a cheery housepet to play with.
Watch-dog: Very High. This
breed has developed over the years as a herding breed, alerting Tibetan Mastiffs
Tibetan Terrier Care and Exercise:
Special attention and regular grooming to the Tibetan Terrier's heavy double
coat is required. Use a metal comb to keep them free of tangles. Shedding is
twice a year. Bathe with a mild shampoo or dry shampoo only when necessary.
Clean the ears and trim around the eyes. Daily regular exercise for the Tibetan
Terrier is needed as a play session or a walk.
Activity: Indoor - High.
Outdoor - Medium.
Tibetan Terrier Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, lens luxation, hypothyroidism, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), and eye diseases.
Life Span: 12 -15 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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