Tibetan Spaniel

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 0ft 9in - 0ft 10in
Weight: 9-15lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount1/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone1/5
  • Exercise Need2/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly4/5

Tibetan Spaniel Information

Tibetan SpanielFrom his appearance, the Tibetan Spaniel is unmistakably an Asian breed. He hails from the Himalayan mountains of Tibet dating back over 2,500 years ago and shares ancestry with the Pekinese, Pug, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Terrier and Lhasa Apso.

Playful and smart, the Tibetan Spaniel wins over fans with his huge, expressive eyes; scrunched in face; sweet smile; and lion-like mane of hair. He is self confident and independent, which can lead toward an aloof attitude toward strangers at times, but overall, he is friendly and thrives on human contact.

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Breed FAQs

Can Tibetan Spaniels be apartment dogs?

The Tibetan Spaniels does fine in apartments. They don't need lots of spaces so they should adapt well to apartment-living.

Can Tibetan Spaniels be left alone?

Tibetan Spaniels are extremely social and need lots of interaction with their owners. They don't like being left alone and will likely become destructive or anxious if left for long periods.

Are Tibetan Spaniels good with kids?

Tibetan Spaniels do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Tibetan Spaniels friendly with strangers?

Although Tibetan Spaniels can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Tibetan Spaniels get along with other dogs?

Although Tibetan Spaniels will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Tibetan Spaniels bark a lot?

Tibetan Spaniels don't bark very often of may never bark. Most barking is trained or in extreme situations.

Do Tibetan Spaniels shed a lot?

Tibetan Spaniels shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Tibetan Spaniels need a lot of grooming?

Tibetan Spaniels don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Tibetan Spaniels need a lot of exercise?

Tibetan Spaniels don't need a ton of exercise. You'll just need to provide some basic activity to keep them healthy.

Are Tibetan Spaniels easy to train?

Typically, Tibetan Spaniels are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Tibetan Spaniels handle cold weather?

Tibetan Spaniels do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Tibetan Spaniels handle hot weather?

Although Tibetan Spaniels can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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