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Other Names: Dhokhi Apso
Height: 14 - 16 inches
Weight: 18 - 30 lbs.
Colors: Any color or combination of colors.
Coat: Soft, woolly undercoat; long, fine outer coat that can be straight or wavy.
Temperament: Friendly, alert
With Children: Yes, good with children if children do not pester them.
With Pets: Yes, but needs to be socialized to cats at a young age.
Special Skills: Family Pet
Watch-dog: Very High
Care and Exercise: Special attention and regular grooming to his heavy double coat is required. Use a metal comb to keep him free of tangles. Shedding is twice a year. Bathe with a mild shampoo or dry shampoo only when necessary. Clean ears, and trim around eyes. Daily regular exercise is needed as a play session or a walk.
Training: Easy to train but needs a calm, equal manner as they are sensitive as sounds and will react to the the tone of your voice.
Learning Rate: High, Obedience - Low, Problem Solving - Medium
Activity: Indoor - High, Outdoor - Medium
Living Environment: An apartment is adequate if sufficient exercise is given. An owner of a Tibetan Terrier should be a patient, leader who desires an active, sensitive companion.
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, eye diseases.
Life Span: 12 -15 Years
Litter Size: 5 - 8
Country of Origin: Tibet
History: Native to remote sections of the high Himalayas, he is the result of more than 1000 years of natural adaptation to some of the harshest, most variable climate and geography in the world. Unknown until about 70 years ago, he is still somewhat of a rarity in the Western countries.
First Registered by the AKC: 1973