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Tibeteri.jpg (10479 bytes) Sweet, gentle and loving, the Tibetan Terrier is lively, mild, and fun, but can be a bit willful.  Reserved with strangers, but very dedicated to their owners, they are not happy when left alone.
Breed: Tibetan Terrier
Country of Origin: Tibet
AKC Group: Non-sporting
Function: Companion
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Medium
Color: Any color (or combination of colors) except for chocolate
Coat Type: Double
Grooming: The Tibetan Terrier requires an extensive amount of grooming and should be brushed every 2-3 days to remove loose hair and prevent tangles. Never brush a dry coat; mist it with conditioner and water to ease brushing. Pay extra attention beneath the leg joints, the beard, and the hindquarters. The dog should be given regular baths - once every week or two. Remove excess hair from the ear passages. Clip any build-up of hair between pads of the feet. If the dog is not going to be shown, it can be clipped short, especially in the summer. This breed sheds little to no hair. It does not shed seasonally, but will drop some hair if kept in full coat. The Tibetan Terrier is good for allergy sufferers when their coats are kept very well groomed.
Height: 14-17 inches
Weight: 18-30 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Older
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Fun
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Mild
Potential Problems:  
Physical: This breed can be very flea sensitive