The Tibetan Terrier is an ancient breed of dog that was originally bred by the Tibetan monks. The Tibetan Terrier was thought to be lucky and was often given as a gift of good fortune. It wasn’t until 1956, before the first Tibetan terrier was brought to the United States. This dog of natural agility and obedience can be a remarkable pet or companion.
The Tibetan Terrier is a medium sized dog with a long double coat of either straight or curly fur. The under belly is soft and fluffy and can come in many colors or multiple colors. The benefit to all of the Tibetan Terrier’s hair is that if it is well maintained it sheds little to no hair. This intelligent canine has big, dark, widely spaced eyes. The Terrier lives to be 12 years to 15 healthy years old. The Tibetan Terrier stands 14 inches to 17 inches tall. Anything outside of the 14 to 17 inches is considered faulty. On average, the Terriers weigh 18 pounds to 30 pounds.
The Tibetan Terrier is a very intelligent dog. They can make excellent pets and can be very sweet and gentle. However, this breed sometimes takes on the role of a leader rather than a follower. This can cause trust issues of the dog around small children. Your Tibetan Terrier may also try to dominate other dogs. In most cases these Terriers are brave, mild tempered, and loving. If you come across a chance to get free Tibetan Terriers puppies they can be trustworthy family companions.