Key Things To Know About The Tibetan Terrier

  • 25/03/2013
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The Tibetan Terrier, often called the "Tsang Apso", is a member of the non-sporting dog group. They have a shaggy coat that comes in almost any color. It was during Tibet about 2,000 years ago the breed is assumed to have first came into existence. Providing companionship or acting as good luck charms is the purpose they were first raised for. They are popular as a companion for families with older children in the modern day. They are a descendant of unknown dogs that are among the most ancient of all breeds and are believed to have been developed in Tibetan monasteries.

They're recognized as a small to medium sized dog. The official dimensions are 14-17 inches tall and a weight of 18-30 pounds. They are famous for their sensitive, devoted and independent manner. They are usually reserved towards people they're not familiar with, but their size can mean they are unsuitable as a protection dog. Compared to all other dogs, they're identified as being fairly intelligent, and score 62nd when being taught new obedience instructions.

They're good towards kids, which means they are somewhat suitable (if the kids are older) as a family pet. Other animals such as other dogs they are raised with do mix well with them. Looking after their coat is a time consuming assignment. They need full grooming every 6 to 8 weeks, and moderate brushing of their coat once every couple of days. They enjoy having a small backyard so they have plenty of space, but can be suitable for apartment life.

As is the case with most small to medium sized dog breeds, they are primarily longer-lived with a life expectancy of 12-15 years. They are vulnerable to hip dysplasia or allergies, but their main health issue is eye problems. They love hobbies like agility, running or even herding. To prevent hyperactivity or other bad habits, they should be given short walks every day due to their moderate amount of energy.

If you choose the Tibetan Terrier you need to be ready to spend time socializing them properly and give them lots of attention. They are a good choice for families with older children or allergy sufferers, but not the best choice for families with younger children. Here are a few of the things you may find appealing about the Tibetan Terrier:

  1. This particular dog can appeal to quite a few dog owners, and one of the biggest reasons why is that it has an appearance and temperament that make them easy to love.
  2. Another fact about them that is likable is they can be considered hypoallergenic as their coat sheds very little.
  3. One other quality dog owners like about them is they were once kept as good luck charms and having one in your family can't be a bad thing.

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