Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier loves being with people and are adaptable to a variety of homes and lifestyles. They were created to be companions and friends. Their shaggy goat is attractive, but requires frequent grooming.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 14-16in

Female: 14-16in

Weight

Male: 20-24lb

Female: 20-24lb

Fun Fact

The Tibetan Terrier is not actually a Terrier, but was dubbed that because of his terrier size.

About this Breed

Born in Tibet, Tibetan Terriers were bred in lamaseries to be companions not only to the holy men who raised them but also to nomadic herdsmen as they wandered the high plains with their flocks. The shaggy, medium-size dogs were thought to bring good luck, so they were never sold but only given as gifts or thanks for favors. People who live with the breed today understand just what a gift they are.

Tibetan Terriers are wonderful family dogs but are best suited for homes with school-age children who know how to treat a dog properly.
They generally do well with dogs and other pets, especially if they have been raised with them.

The Tibetan Terrier requires frequent brushing and a bath at least once per month and require daily exercise and will enjoy a couple of 15-minute walks or one longer walk. If they get daily exercise, Tibetan Terriers can do well in apartments or condos. Tibetan Terriers thrive on human companionship and do best in homes where they get plenty of attention and aren’t left alone for long periods.

Tibetan Terriers make great watchdogs and will bark when they see or hear anything unusual. Barking is a favorite pastime for a Tibetan Terrier. He’ll bark when people come to the door, when he sees or hears something unusual, or just out of boredom.

Tibetan Terriers on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Tibetan Terrier ancestry.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    Purebred

    Laia

    Laia

    Purebred

    Dawson

    Dawson

    Purebred

    Gracie

    Gracie

    Purebred

  • Booth

    Booth

    Purebred

    Helen

    Helen

    Purebred

    Sir Charles Barkley

    Sir Charles Barkley

    Purebred

    Kendall

    Kendall

    Purebred

  • Maggie

    Maggie

    Purebred

    Stella

    Stella

    Purebred

    Tobias

    Tobias

    Purebred

    Rudee

    Rudee

    Purebred

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Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Booth
  2. Ch Khambas Rimpoche
  3. Dawson
  4. Dino
  5. GCH Serbu’s Tattle Tale
  6. Hamish
  7. Herschel
  8. Huey
  9. Roland
  10. Atticus

For Females

  1. Chamomile
  2. Cherokee Rose
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Dora
  5. Doris
  6. Fanny
  7. Gracie
  8. Heidi
  9. Helen
  10. AKC CH Margot

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. New York, United States
  3. Texas, United States
  4. Minnesota, United States
  5. Connecticut, United States
  6. Wisconsin, United States
  7. Florida, United States
  8. Illinois, United States
  9. Pennsylvania, United States
  10. Colorado, United States

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