Tibetan Terrier

affectionate, alert, sensitive

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Country of origin: Tibet (China)
Breed group: Companion and Toy Dogs - Group 9 (FCI); Utility Group (KC); Non-Sporting Group (AKC)

Facts

Size: small/medium
Coat: long with woolly undercoat
Colour: various colour
Life expectancy: 12-16 years

Characteristics

An intelligent, loyal and affectionate companion dog with a friendly and playful nature that can be quite reserved and aloof towards strangers.

Holy Dog of Tibet

Tibetan terriers were bred and raised by lamas in Buddhist monasteries almost 2000 years ago. They were considered lucky charms and were highly valued as companions.
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