At A Glance

Size: Small

Weight: 20 - 29 lbs.

Height: 14" - 16"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Tibetan Terrier

Also know as: TT

Group: Non-sporting

Origin: Tibet

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: 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.

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions. Could develop eye problems or hip dysplasia

Special Needs
Exercise: The Tibetan is a high energy breed that requires a minimum of 1.5 hours of exercise per day.

Grooming: 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.


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