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Breed:

TibetianTerrier

Group (AKC):

Non-Sporting

Country of OriginTibet
Type of coatSoft, woolly undercoat; long, fine outer coat that can be straight or wavy.
GroomingSpecial attention and regular grooming to his heavy double coat is required. Use a metal comb to keep him free of tangles. Shedding is twice a year. Bathe with a mild shampoo or dry shampoo only when necessary. Clean ears, and trim around eyes.
Average height14 - 16 inches
Average weight18 - 30 lbs.
Activity levelIndoor - High, Outdoor - Medium
WatchdogVery High
ProtectionMedium
IntelligenceHigh, Obedience - Low, Problem Solving - Medium
TrainabilityEasy to train but needs a calm, equal manner as they are sensitive as sounds and will react to the the tone of your voice.
Compatibility with childrenYes, good with children if children if not pestered.
CharacterFriendly, alert
Ideal home environmentAn apartment is adequate if sufficient exercise is given.
Ideal ownerAn owner of a Tibetan Terrier should be a patient, leader who desires an active, sensitive companion.
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Additional notes:

The Tibetan Terrier is not really a terrier at all. Then again, very little is as it seems these days. They are appealing, shaggy little dogs who are devoted to their owners and to children. They are persistent, resourceful and like to have a reminder of their humans around.

Short History:

Native to remote sections of the high Himalayas, they are the result of more than 1000 years of natural adaptation to some of the harshest, most variable climate and geography in the world. Unknown until about 70 years ago, they are still somewhat of a rarity in the Western countries.

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