Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

INTRODUCTION

The Tibetan Terrier was created to be a companion and friend. Dogs of this breed love to be with people and adapt to a variety of homes and lifestyles. Their shaggy coat is attractive but requires frequent grooming. Although they are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt. Don’t buy if you want to take a dog home.Affectionate and adaptable, these puppies fit in well with almost any family, even those living in flats. However, they are very energetic and need plenty of exercise. They also don’t like to be left alone for long hours of the day. If you can give your dog plenty of attention, affection and physical activity, you will have a very loving and furry family member.

HIGHLIGHTS

Tibetan Terriers make wonderful family dogs, but are best suited for homes with school-age children who know how to treat a dog properly.Tibetan Terriers generally do well with dogs and other domestic animals, especially if they have been raised with them.The Tibetan Terrier requires frequent brushing and bathing at least once a month.The Tibetan Terrier is a great watchdog and will bark when it sees or hears something unusual.If exercised daily, the Tibetan Terrier can do well in apartments or condominiums.The Tibetan Terrier will bark when it sees or hears something unusual. The Tibetan Terrier is a great watchdog and will bark when it sees or hears something unusual.If exercised daily, the Tibetan Terrier can do well in flats or condominiums.The Tibetan Terrier thrives on human companionship and does best in homes where it gets plenty of attention and is not left alone for long periods of time.Barking is the Tibetan Terrier’s favourite pastime. He will bark when people come to the door, when he sees or hears something unusual or simply out of boredom.Tibetan Terriers require daily exercise and will enjoy a couple of 15 minute walks or a longer walk. The Tibetan Terrier can be easy to train with positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play and food rewards.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from a puppy mill, pet shop or breeder that does not offer health clearances or guarantees. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to ensure that they are free of genetic diseases that can be passed on to puppies and breeds for a healthy temperament.

HISTORY

With its mountainous terrain, Tibet is sometimes referred to as the Roof of the World. It was in that harsh, high and remote land that the Tibetan Terrier was created. Prized as companions, the dogs were bred by Buddhist monks, known as lamas, from whom they took their name Holy Dog. But medium-sized, furry dogs were not limited to life in the lamaseries where they were born. Considered bearers of luck, they traveled the high plateaus with nomadic shepherds, guarding their tents. Fearful of tempting fate by “selling” their luck, neither the lamas nor the shepherds ever sold the dogs. Instead, they were given as gifts in exchange for favors or services or presented to officials as a mark of esteem. The Tibetan Terrier could have remained a dark breed if it weren’t for a grateful Tibetan man who gave a Tibetan Terrier to Dr. Agnes RH Greig. , who had saved the life of his wife. Dr. Greig named his new puppy Bunti and became a fan of the breed. Eventually he acquired a male, also as a gift, and started a breeding program, establishing the Lamleh line of Tibetan Terriers. Being neither a sporting dog nor a mix, the breed was given the name Tibetan Terrier, even though it was not a true terrier by instinct or temperament, but simply resembled one in size. A breed standard was created by the Kennel Club of India in 1930, and the Tibetan Terrier was officially recognized by the Kennel Club of England in 1937. The first Tibetan Terrier imported to the United States, Gremlin Cortina, arrived in 1956. Ownership Dr. Henry S. and Alice Murphy, was so loved by them that she inspired Alice Murphy to establish her own kennel, Lamleh of Kalai. The Tibetan Terrier Club of America was formed in 1957 and the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973. Today, the Tibetan Terrier is ranked 95th out of 155 breeds and varieties recognized by the AKC.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
4/5
All Around Friendliness:
5/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
3/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Terrier Dogs
Height: 9 to 10 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 11 to 12 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years

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