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Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel

The Tibetan Spaniel is a rare little fellow that hails from Ancient Asia. These guys helped guard the monasteries for Buddhist monks in Tibet. While they are hard to find nowadays, they make wonderful little companions.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Male: 9.5-10.5in

Female: 9.5-10.5in


Male: 9-15lb

Female: 9-15lb

Fun Fact

Tibetan Spaniels have popped up in early Eastern art, dating back to 1100 BC.

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About this Breed

Tibetan Spaniels are small little guys that go all the way back to Ancient Asia. They were bred with the intent of guarding monasteries for Buddhist monks. They almost resemble small lions, a look that was highly valued by the monks. This is an intelligent and rare breed that is quick to learn. Being that they were originally used as guard dogs, they can be quite vocal when bored. These are low energy dogs that require a bit of grooming to maintain that silky double coat. Tibetan Spaniels value human companionship dearly and can make excellent lap dogs.

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Common Locations

  1. Illinois, United States
  2. Virginia, United States
  3. Ohio, United States
  4. Agder, Norge
  5. Michigan, United States
  6. Minnesota, United States
  7. British Columbia, Canada
  8. Texas, United States
  9. California, United States
  10. Delaware, United States

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