Tibetan Terrier Information

Tibetan TerrierThis pup originated in the Tibetan monasteries nearly 2,000 years ago and served as close companions of the Lama teachers. Perhaps that is why the Tibetan Terrier has so many humanlike qualities. Many owners affectionately say they are humans in dog bodies! Affectionate, smart and sensitive, the Tibetan Terrier responds well to positive training and gets bored easily with repetitive tasks – not unlike many people you may know.

Tibetan Terriers stand out for their striking appearance and bear a close resemblance to their cousin the Lhasa Apso only they’re larger in size at 20-30 pounds. They still have the same luscious locks that cover their eyes and face as well as a puffy tail that curls up over the back. Interesting, the breed has round, flat feet that resemble a horseshoe and provide enhanced traction, which was definitely needed in the snowy climate of Tibet.

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 1in - 1ft 4in     Weight: 19-24lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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