The Tibetan Terrier is an ancient breed said to have originated in the Lost Valley of Tibet some 2,000 years ago.

Breed information

The Tibetan Terrier is a unique and charming breed. They are hardy enough to withstand the extremes of weather they faced in their native land of Tibet, strongly constructed to surmount the difficulties of the harsh, mountainous terrain, and have a high level of intelligence.

It should be clearly understood they are not true terriers, they have none of the terrier temperament, nor do they go to ground after their prey.

Tibetan Terriers are very much individuals with their own personalities. Typically they have a highly developed sense of humour, and are happy and outgoing souls with a zest for life. They like being included in all the family activities and are not content to merely become part of the background.

The breed is normally good with children, particularly when the have been raised with them. When first introducing dogs and children it is important both are closely supervised. Wise and gentle guidance will help foster the very best of lasting relationships.

The Tibetan Terrier is a double coated breed, and while they do shed, accumulation of hair on the carpet and furniture is minimal. The soft undercoat sheds into the topcoat which forms mats, therefore regular grooming is essential.

The typical TT is a excellent sentinel and while they do bark, they are not usually yappy. Most will become quiet once the owner has taken control of a situation.

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