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Tibetan Terrier

Size: Small / Medium

Weight: 20 - 29 lbs.

Height: 14" - 16" "

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions. Could develop eye problems or hip dysplasia

Origin: Tibet

Also Known As: TT

Group: Utility

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Tibetan Terrier is a high energy breed that requires a minimum of 1.5 hours of exercise per day.

Grooming Needs

The Tibetan Terrier has a medium to long coat that needs regular grooming and frequent trims. Excess hair around ears, feet and tail should be trimmed.


The Tibetan Terrier is lively, good-natured, loyal and personable. This breed can be stubborn, but tends to be fairly trainable. Use calm training methods.

Compatibility with Kids

Best with older kids or adults.


The Tibetan Terrier was bred to protect nomad camps and used as a herding dog. Known as "Good Luck Dogs", these dogs were often were given to travelers for luck."