Tibetan Terrier dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Tibet (China)
- Group: Terrier
- Weight: 8 – 14 kg
- Height: 36 – 43 cm
- Colors: white, black, gold, gray, tricolor, brindle
- Training: relatively easy
- Grooming: requires regular brushing
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 5 - 8 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Tsang Apso, Dokhi Apso, Tibetan Terrier dog
Tibetan Terrier is a breed whose origins are very old for at least two thousand years. It was raised mainly for sheep herding, guarding monasteries and as a pet or as a hunter of rodents.
It was highly valued by Buddhists, regarded as a sacred symbol, was never sold but only offered gift. It is akin to Lhasa Apso.
He arrived in England around 1930 due to a Medical, Grieg, who received healing Tibetan Princess few copies of this race. The first copy arrived in the US in 1956.
Food Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan terrier is an intelligent and can be picky when food quality is not good enough.
This means that a diet will ensure quality nutrition he needs. This dog is full of energy, who takes in food quality.
It can be fed with food bought from magzine, but the best food is home-cooked according to age and level of activity.
Fresh water needs to consume at your discretion when thirsty. Please do not overdo it with food portions that may be predisposed to obesity.
The most important recommended foods are chocolate, cocoa, ice cream and similar products.
Description Tibetan Terrier
It is a medium sized dog, the square, strong, robust. The head is proportional to body, skull and muzzle are of equal length, black nose. The head is covered with long hair that falls over his eyes in front, forming a small mustache and beard.
The eyes are large, spaced, dark. The ears are medium sized, V-shaped, hanging close to the head, but not glued but are covered with rich fringes. The tail is of medium length, carried in the form of loop back and covered with rich fringes.
The coat is double with a first layer and a soft outer layer with short hair often, long, straight or slightly wavy, neither silky nor woolly, but fine. Can be black, white, in different shades of beige, gray or mutlicolor.
Height 34.0 - 43.0 cm. Weighing 9.0 - 13.0 kg
Behavior Tibetan Terrier
It is an intelligent, lively, brave, tenacious, alert, calm, gentle. It is affectionate and devoted to its master, accepts children but do not bother him, is reserved and cautious with strangers.
Have socialized low to avoid problems later with other animals and other dogs with otherwise tend to be dominant against them.
Training Tibetan Terrier
It is an intelligent, sensitive to tone of voice training and therefore a calm, gentle but consistent can get the desired results.
Characteristics Tibetan Terrier
The coat should be brushed daily to not break and wash regularly. Aloft will increase excess hair in the ears or between the pads of their feet.
Is a dog that adapts living conditions offered outdoors or in a house, apartment.
It has a fairly high level of activity, have more energy, likes movement, fun competitions such as agility and flyball.
It is used both guard dog, but especially as a pet. In his home country is used to guard flocks of sheep.
Health Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terrier breed generally enjoy a long and healthy life associated small dogs up to 12 to 16 years.
Although it is an athletic animal Tibetan Terrier is likely several diseases: hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, retinal atrophy, cataracts and heart problems.