The Tibetan Terrier is a shaggy dog, who’s got a winning grin! As its name suggests, the Tibetan Terrier did originate in Tibet, but it’s not a terrier.
It’s name translates roughly to ‘bearded dog’ which is a more accurate description. The Tibetan terriers were purebred for several thousands of years- because you could not simply purchase a puppy, but had to be gifted one by a Tibetan Monk. These dogs were considered good luck.
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Top 10 Facts:
1. Tibetan Terriers are a brave dog, with a surprisingly assertive bark for their size.
2. A very hardy breed, the Tibetan Terrier has a double coat and large round feet that work like snow shoes in snowy conditions.
3. Tibetan Terriers are a very flea sensitive breed so a discussion with your vet on the best preventative action is essential.
4. The Tibetan Terrier is a foundation breed, contributing to the heritage of all the other Tibetan Breeds: Shih-Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel, and Lhasa Apso.
5. Tibetan Terriers weigh between 18-25 lbs.
6. A good breed for those with allergies, if the coat is maintained there is little shedding, Tibetan Terriers are considered a ‘non-shedding’ breed.
7. A medium sized dog, the Tibetan Terrier is hardy, athletic, and agile.
8. Tibetan Terriers have a high maintenance coat that requires brushing several times weekly.
9. A long lived breed, Tibetan Terriers can live 12-15 years.
10. Very family oriented, the Tibetan Terrier can be shy around strangers.