Tibetan Terrier

A medium sized breed of dog used for companionship and herding, the Tibetan Terrier originated in Tibet. The breed has a double coat that is quite long and thick, that can be any colour other than liver or chocolate. Amiable and affectionate family dogs that do well with children and elders, the Tibetan Terrier makes a decent watch dog, as they should be reserved around strangers, although never aggressive nor shy. An energetic breed, given exercise the Tibetan Terrier can happily live in an apartment. Some individuals of the breed can be jealous, making life with other pets difficult. The breed excels at agility, obedience, rally, flyball, tracking, and herding events. With an average lifespan of 12 years, the Tibetan Terrier is prone to hip dysplasia, luxating patella, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, cataracts, lens luxation, heart murmurs and food allergies, specifically to wheat, dairy and grains.