Tibetan Terrier Puppies

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The Smart and Affectionate Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terriers are an affectionate family dog. They are not a true terrier breed but were named this by Eurpoean travelers who noted its similar appearance.

Tibetan Terrier At a Glance

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Tibetan Terrier At a Glance

  • Size: 14"-17", 18-30 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 15-16 years
  • Energy Level: medium
  • Coat: double, long, wavy or straight
  • Shedding: light
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Dog Group: Non-Sporting
  • Common Nicknames:

Tibetan Terrier Breed Guide

Learn More About Tibetan Terriers

  • Temperament

    Tibetan Terriers are a smart, independent breed that can be trained using the right methods. Giving them a household job is wonderful. They seek companionship and have great love and respect for their owners. They are super alert watchdogs that will bark frequently but can be trained to keep quiet.

  • Health

    Tibetan Terriers are most suseptible to eye and joint conditions, such as canine hip dysplasia, luxating patella, progressive retinal atrophy, lens luxation, cataracts and heart murmurs. 

  • Activity Level

    Tibetan Terriers have a moderate energy level and should go on multiple short walks or a single longer walk each day. They can be trained in dog agility, obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding, which will stilumate their minds and keep them active.

  • Grooming

    Tibetan Terriers' thick double coat is naturally resistent to the elements but should be bathed and brushed once a month. Their coat can be kept in a puppy cut, if desired, which can help with outdoor adventures. 

  • Shedding

    Tibetan Terriers's coats have a long growth cycle and shed much slower than other breeds. One exception is at 9 months when they shed their entire puppy coat for an adult coat.

  • Appearance

    The Tibetan Terrier's shaggy double coat comes in a variety of colors including white, golden, tricolor, brindle, silver, black, and more. Their muzzle is medium length and their ears are feathered and dropped.

  • History

    Tibetan Terriers were bred thousands of years ago by Buddhist monks in Tibet. They worked as herders and flock guardians in Tibet and became known as the "Holy Dog of Tibet".