Tibetan Terrier Temperament and Lifespan

Posted by Valerie Savage •  June 25, 2017

The Tibetan Terrier is pleasant, intelligent and affectionate dog, people-loving and gentle. He is very dedicated to his family but may be reserved and suspicious toward strangers. He likes to have fun, especially to play with children. Puppies are lively and active, but they become calmer as they mature. The Tibetan Terrier doesn't dig for vermin like other terriers do. On the contrary, he has a kind and sweet nature. His eyes are covered with a fall of hair but twinkle with good sense humor. He makes a great watchdog due to his heritage. This dog will always bark to alert his master that someone is approaching or something suspicious is happening. Don't leave your pet alone for long periods, because there is nothing better for him than your company. Tibetan Terriers can easily adapt to new conditions and have a nice sense of humor. Their lifespan is from 12 to 15 years.

How Much Does a Tibetan Terrier Cost and Price Range

It is difficult to say what the cost of this breed is because it can vary greatly depending on different factors. They include the place of buying a dog, the breeder, the quality of a dog, the sex of an individual, etc. the cost of a Tibetan Terrier puppy is on average $700-1200, if it is an 8-week puppy bought from a reputable breeder. Show quality dogs cost much more. Buying a dog from shelter or rescue will be much cheaper. But do not purchase a dog from doubtful breeders.

Tibetan Terrier Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

The Tibetan Terrier has a double coat that perfectly protects him from harsh weather conditions. There is a soft, woolly undercoat and a heavy warm topcoat with straight or wavy hair. It is quite long and in some individuals can reach the ground. It can interfere with the dog's movements sometimes. The hair falls along the spine in a natural way. The Tibetan Terrier comes in different colors, including gold, white, black, tricolor, silver, brindle, etc. you will need to brush the long dog's coat every day to set it free of tangles. After the dog reaches the age of 18 months, you can groom him once to thrice a week with a pin brush and a metal "greyhound" comb. You are advised to use ear powder, and a special spray for misting the coat. Tibetan Terriers are from 14 to 16 inches tall and weigh 20 to 24 pounds.

Tibetan Terrier Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

This breed was born in Tibet as a companion not only to ordinary humans but also to nomadic herdsmen and their flocks. Nowadays they are often used as therapy dogs. They are not hyperactive but they can compete in agility, rally and obedience. Tibetan Terriers can adapt to life in different households. They are suited to living in snowy climates. This dog is able to enjoy life, so it is designed for people who can do the same. He will be suitable for both couch potatoes and active people.



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