Group: Non Sporting
Colour: Any except chocolate or liver
Lifespan: 13 to 14 years
The Tibetan Terrier are loyal, outgoing and alert.
A terrier in name only, this breed is lively, outgoing and affectionate with owners. They are reserved and aloof with strangers and make good watchdogs, although owners need to be careful about excessive barking.
Originally bred: to guard Tibetan monasteries and as a companion.
This dog is alert, vocal and protective.
Medium. Nimble and energetic.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: good if raised with them
Other pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: aloof, reserved
Unfamiliar dogs: okay if well socialized
Experienced, strong-willed, active owner who enjoys grooming and has time for plenty of play, training and activity.
May bark excessively.
The dog's coat will bring in mud and dirt from outside, and daily grooming is required to prevent mats from forming.
The hair needs to be clipped or tied up away from the eyes so that the dog can see clearly.
- Q: My terrier has a red rash on her underbelly, can you suggest something to soothe it?
- A: The best course of action would be to make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon to have the rash examined. The rash may be a contact reaction to something she has laid down on, or it may be an allergy... More »
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