Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tibetan Terrier Unique Breed Of Himalayan Mountains

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
The Tibetan Terrier originated in the Lost Valley of Tibet. It was considered a good luck dog and was often given as a gift to a traveler who successfully made the hazardous journey into this remote Tibetan valley. They were never sold since this could tempt fate. Their homeland valley is high in the Himalayan Mountains and the floor of this valley has an elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level. This environment gave the Tibetan Terrier both unique nutritional requirements and some unique physical characteristics.

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.

Tibetan Terrier

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 dogs

The 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.

Tibetan Terrier
The grains and vegetables are those that can grow in a very short season in rocky soil like barley or a tuber root that can be compared to our sweet potato. For the Tibetan Terrier I recommend foods that have a base from horse meat, barley, white rice, and beet pulp. I also recommend you avoid feeding a Tibetan Terrier any potato, citrus product, avocado, or ocean fish.

Weight Standards: m/f - 22 to 23 lbs.
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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