The Tibetan Terrier who has emerged from this special environment is a healthy, bouncy, well-proportioned breed with a gentle, fun temperament. He is highly intelligent, sensitive, and devoted. He is not a hunter, he may or may not be a herder. He is, above all, a companion. As a member of the family, he has few equals - constantly cheerful, wonderful with children, warm and affectionate. He is genuinely interested in your daily goings-on, will involve himself in your life and will soon take a position as a cherished member of your family. If you would like a companion who can think for himself or herself, "laugh" at you when you are wrong and make you laugh when you are sad one that is beautiful to look at and has a very special history - come and meet a Tibetan Terrier. But be warned. You may never be free of their spell.
Tibetan Terrier a British dog fancier, Dr. Greig, brought some to Britain after he came across this unique breed of dog in India. In Britain they were called a Terrier because of their body size. However, it should be noted that the only similarity they have to any other breed that bears the name Terrier is their size.
The Tibetan Terrier is a dog with many uses, able to guard, herd, and also be a suitable companion dog. Their utility in Tibet meant that the first examples of the breed available in the west were generally given as gifts, as the Tibetan Terrier, along with other Tibetan breeds, were too valuable to the people who owned them to casually sell. As such, the early history of the breed is linked to only a handful of foundation dogsThe Tibetan name for the breed, Tsang Apso, roughly translates to "shaggy or bearded dog, from the province of Tsang". Some old travelers' accounts give the name "Dokhi Apso," or "outdoor" Apso, indicating a working dog which lives outdoors. Native food supplies for this breed would have been from an environment where the meat animals are Yak, Llama, and Oxen.
Height Standards: m/f - 14 to 16 inches
Coat: double, long top coat; both top and undercoat are fine textured and profuse, all colors except chocolate are acceptable
Common Ailments: eye problems, hot spots
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