TIBETAN TERRIER, Puppies & Terriers
Bred to cope with the hardest climatic conditions of mountain ranges of the Himalayas, it is the most corpulent of the Tibetan breeds. In was used as a company, guardian and shepherd dog in monasteries and by nomadic traders that used to go or return from China used it to watch their camps.
Neither its aspect nor its character corresponds to the Terrier's. It is noisy and enthusiastic as a puppy and as an adult, it is circumspect and kind. Even when it is loyal and much attached to its owner, it treats strangers coldly. It is curious by nature, but it can easily get rid of problems. Intelligent and full of energy, it seems never to get tired of playing or exercising. Dog Gifts
Its woolly coat must be regularly brushed to keep the knots from appearing and avoid messy look. Straight or curly exterior hair and color or combination, except the chocolate (liver) color. Very big rounded eyes. Hanging ears. Feet covered with hair. It uses its hand like the cats and it can catch and throw ball with them. The tail is turned to the back forming a curl.
- LIFE EXPECTANCY: 11 years.
- PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Moderate.
- MAINTENANCE: Considerable.
- LEVEL OF NOISE: Very Silent.
- HEALTH PROBLEMS: It is recommended to rule out hip and ocular malformations.
- HEIGHT: 35.6 – 40.6 cm.
BREED RECOGNIZED BY THE CANINE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (CIF)