Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier is a terrier in name only, this dog is lively and very affectionate towards their owners. They are known to be reserved around strangers.

These small dogs make really good little watchdogs, however they are known for barking excessively which the owner will need to be careful of and maybe provide specialist training to combat this.

Tibetan Terrier Facts

Tibetan Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    4 star rating

Low Shedding:                       2 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)

Weight: 8-14 kg (18-31 lb)

Coat: Profuse and fine topcoat with a fine, woolly undercoat

Colour: Any, except chocolate or liver

Lifespan: 13-14 years

Special Characteristics

These small dogs are very alert, love to bark and are protective over their things and their owner. You would also describe this dog as being lively, loyal, outgoing and persistent.

Exercise Requirements

This is an energetic and rather nimble little dog with medium exercise requirement. The dog will be happy and content with two good walks each day.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are affectionate and incredibly loyal towards their owners.

Children: Usually good with children if raised with them.

Other Pets: Are known to be good around small pets including cats if raised with them.

Strangers: Are aloof and reserved around strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are okay with unknown dogs if well socialised from an early age.

What to Watch Out For

This breed really does love to have a good bark and will do so excessively unless adequate training is provided from an early age.

The dogs coat will bring in mud and dirt from outside and it will require daily grooming to prevent mats and tangles from forming. The fur also needs to be clipped or tied back around the eyes to allow them to see clearly.

Health Risks

The are six major potential health risks to take note of with this breed including; patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, lens luxation, cataracts, hypothyroidism and bleeding disorders.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Tibetan Terrier would be experienced with dogs and be a strong-willed person that is active and has plenty of time available for grooming the dog.

More Photos

Tibetan Terrier with all light brown fur coat Tibetan Terrier with black and white fur coat

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