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Tibetan Terrier Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Dhokhi Apso
Breed Group: Non Sporting Height Male: 14 to 16 inches (36-41 cm)
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 14 to 16 inches (36-41 cm)
Breed Origin: Tibet Weight: 18 to 30 lbs
He is capable of tremendous endurance and agility and does well in the winter with his unique round feet that produce a snowshoe effect. His outer coat is long, profuse and fine but never silky or wooly and he has a soft, wooly undercoat. Any colour or comination of colours are acceptable but he must have a black nose.

A devoted, loyal, and friendly little dog, the Tibetan Terrier - despite his name - is not related to the terrier breed. He is a spirited and playful dog with a fair amount of energy, but also knows when to be calm and sensible. These dogs are agile and very adept at climbing, which is why it is important to ensure that his play and exercise area is safe and secure. He does enjoy regular walks as part of his exercise regime, and loves to frolic around in the snow. The Tibetan Terrier loves to be around his family, enjoys interaction, and is not the right dog for those with little time for their pets. He is cheerful, sociable, and good natured, and is also very adaptable in terms of his living environment. These dogs have high problem solving skills, are intelligent, and quick to learn. However, training can still be a bit of a challenge, as they can be very stubborn and independent. Although a confident, assertive, yet positive owner is necessary, these dogs are well suited to both experienced and inexperienced dog owners.

There is timidity and shyness in some lines, so it is advisable to provide your Tibetan Terrier with early socialization to promote confidence and stability in his temperament. The Tibetan Terrier will usually bark to raise an alarm, and is cautious around strangers, making him an effective watchdog. He is small and doesn't like to be handled roughly, so he is best around older, more gentle children. When it comes to other pets, the Tibetan Terrier will be generally accepting, if a little bossy. These dogs are keen diggers in some cases, so those with gardens that are their pride and joy may want to think twice before opting for this breed. All in all, the Tibetan Terrier makes for a loving and loyal companion as well as an entertaining and devoted pet.

The Tibetan Terrier (often called TTs) originated in the Lost Valley of Tibet and was regarded as a holy dog and one who brought good luck to those who owned them. These dogs were never sold but rather, visitors to the Lost Valley were often given a dog to safeguard them on their journey. It is believed that TTs were raised as companions for hundreds of years by the monks that lived high in the mountains of Tibet.
As with all breeds of dogs, the Tibetan Terrier breed is known to be affected by some hereditary disorders. Incidences of hip dysplasia, PRA and lens luxation have been seen in the breed. The Tibetan Terrier Club of America recommends that all breeding stock have OFA and CERF certification before breeding.
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Tibetan Terrier

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Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 3
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 1
Ease to Train? 2
Good with children? 3
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