The Tibetan Terrier has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
The Tibetan Terrier is believed to have originated in Tibet thousands of years ago. They were bred and cared for by Lamas, or Tibetan spiritual leaders who cherished them as companions and believed they were good luck charms. Tibetan Terriers were never sold and only given as gifts. The Tibetan Terrier is not a true terrier breed and has only been labeled as such due to their size.
The Tibetan Terrier weighs 18 to 30 pounds and measures 14 to 17 inches.
The Tibetan Terrier has an abundant double coat but only sheds a little. However, the Tibetan Terrier does require frequent grooming. They need to be brushed daily, all the way down to the skin or their coats can mat. Tibetan Terriers also need a bath every four to six weeks. Their profuse coats will pick up dirt, snow, leaves and other debris quite easily. If not being shown, Tibetan Terriers can have their coats clipped short for easier grooming.
Like all dogs, the Tibetan Terrier also needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.
The Tibetan Terrier is a dog that goes with the flow and makes an ideal companion.
The Tibetan Terrier is a loving family dog that adapts very well to their family’s lifestyle and temperament. The Tibetan Terrier can be rambunctious and outgoing, but also calm and laidback. The Tibetan Terrier is agreeable and only wants to be doing what their family is doing. They are happiest when they can be around their family and will develop separation anxiety if left alone for too long.
Overall, the Tibetan Terrier is easygoing and even tempered. They have a bit of a mischievous streak, but are not hyper or boisterous. In fact, Tibetan Terriers can be shy and reserved around new people.
The Tibetan Terrier is highly intelligent and learns quickly, but requires a specific type of training. The Tibetan Terrier is known to be smart, but also strong willed and sensitive. They also bore easily. Tibetan Terriers can be trained to do almost anything, but respond best to short, varied sessions and a handler who is patient and firm, yet kind.
As part of their training, Tibetan Terriers should have lots of early socialization. They have a tendency to be shy and aloof around strangers and should have exposure to different people early and throughout their life.
The Tibetan Terrier is energetic and athletic, but tends to take on the activity level of their family. Tibetan Terriers love playing games and running around, but are also content to lounge around the house. For their health, however, Tibetan Terriers always need daily walks and can also make good jogging and hiking partners.