Tsang Apso, Dokhi Apso
The Tibetan terrier evolved as an all-purpose dog, able to accompany its owner on any job. It is square-proportioned, compact and powerfully built. Its double coat, consisting of a profuse fine, long (straight or slightly wavy) outer coat and a soft wooly undercoat, provided protection from the harsh Tibetan climate. Long hair falls forward over the eyes and foreface. The feet are large, flat and round, producing a snowshoe effect for maximum traction in difficult terrain. The stride is free and effortless.
Gentle and amiable, the Tibetan terrier makes a charming, dependable companion both indoors and out. It is equally up for an adventure in the field, a game in the yard or a snooze in the house. It is sensitive, very companionable and willing to please.
|Height||14-17 inches (36-43 cm)|
|Weight||18-30 pounds (8.2-13.6 kg)|
|Colors||Black Gray Silver White|
|Good In Apartments||
The Tibetan Terrier will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will be sufficient.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
The Tibetan Terrier has lots of energy and the dog should have regular opportunities to run. In addition, it needs to be taken on long daily walks.
Moderately Easy Training: The Tibetan Terrier is very sensitive to the tone of its handler's voice, so a calm approach to training is needed.
High Maintenance: Daily grooming with a brush is required to prevent tangles and remove loose hair. Regular baths are recommended. Excessive hair around the pads of the feet must be trimmed and the ears must be kept clean.
Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.