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Tibetan Spaniel

Size: Small

Weight: 9 - 15 lbs.

Height: 10"

Life Span: 10 - 15 years.

Health Problems: Overall good health. Eye testing recommended (for PRA).

Origin: Tibet (Himalayan monasteries and villages)

Also Known As: Tibbie

Group: Utility

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Tibetan Spaniel has a medium amount of energy. One half hour per day of exercise should be adequate for this breed.

Grooming Needs

The Tibetan Spaniel has a short to medium coat that's easy to care for. Once a week brushing should be sufficient. This breed is a low shedding one.


The Tibetan Spaniels is intelligent, alert and independent. This breed is a quick learner, although it can be obstinate. Consistent training is needed.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


These dogs were beloved companions of monks in the Himalayan monasteries. These dogs loved to sit on high viewpoints, warning it owner of approaching visitors by barking.