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Tibetan Terrier

GENERAL APPEARANCE :  Bearing a passing resemblance to their smaller cousin, the Lhasa Apso, Tibetan Terriers reside at the lower end of the medium-sized breed range.  A hallmark of the breed is the beautiful, profuse double coat, with a long, thin coat.  Tibetan Terriers are unique among dogs for their large, flat "snowshoe" feet, adapted over centuries to help them move around.  snowy and mountainous terrain of his homeland.

Personality:  Affectionate, sensitive, intelligent and vocal.

Energy Level : Very active, alert and agile, enjoy brisk walks.

Good with children:  Yes.


Good with other dogs:  With supervision.


Grooming:  Weekly.


Life Expectancy : 15-16  years old.

Bark Level: Bark when needed.


the terriers  Tibetans  they came from the land of Tibet, where they were raised in monasteries by Lamas nearly 2,000 years ago.  Tibetan Terriers were valued in Tibet as companions and were treated like children of the family.  Like  children, they eagerly helped look after the family's property, their flocks, and their herds, but they were not raised for utilitarian purposes.

Country of Origin: Tibet.

BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT:  Proud,  very active, intelligent, the Poodle  he has about him an air of distinction and dignity peculiar to himself.  



Skull: Moderately rounded, with a slight but definite stop. Hairstyles and flat muscles. Length from occiput to stop approximately the same as length of muzzle.   


Stop : Slightly pronounced, but never absent.



Snout:  Long, straight and thin, with a slight crush under the eyes.  

Truffle: The Truffle  It's  dark  in white, black and gray dogs, it can be brown in apricot and red dogs.

Jaws and Teeth: Scissor bite. White teeth, strong and with a scissor bite.


Lips: Moderately developed, quite dry and have  medium thickness.


Expression: Intelligent and alert.

Eyes: Dark, oval in shape, set far apart and positioned to create an intelligent, alert expression.

Ears : Hanging  close to the head, adjusted  or slightly below eye level. The leather of the ear is long, broad and densely feathered,  however, the fur  of the ear must not be excessively long.

NECK :  Neck well proportioned, strong and long enough to allow the head to be
carried tall and with dignity. The neck is born of strong and smoothly muscular shoulders.


Topline: Flat and firm.

Back: Well developed.

TAIL: Straight, set high and loaded, anchored long enough to ensure a balanced contour




Arms: Length of arms corresponding to the length of the shoulder blades.

Elbows: It is directly below the highest point of the shoulder.


Feet: The feet are quite small, oval in shape with the toes well arched and cushioned in thick firm pads. The feet are neither inside nor outside.


Hocks:  Perpendicular hock.

Legs: The legs are long, straight  and parallel, when viewed from all sides, fitted well below the body to allow for a long stride.

Paws :  The feet are quite small, oval in shape with the toes well arched and cushioned in thick firm pads. The feet are neither inside nor outside.

  • GAIT/MOVEMENT: Elastic and light gait.

  • COAT

Hair : It has two varieties.

Curly Variety: Naturally rough in texture, dense throughout.


Variety by string: From  fine texture, woolly and closed, forming strings.

  • COLOR: Black, white, brown, gray,  fawn, reddish fawn and apricot.


SIZE: They have four  size varieties.

Large: 45 cm to 60 cm.

  35 cm to 45 cm.

  28 cm to 35 cm


Dwarf:  Above 24 cm (minus 1 cm tolerance) up to 28 cm.

  • FAULTS  

Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well being of the dog.  



• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.

• Any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.

• Atypical dogs.

  Lack of typicality, particularly in the head, notoriously reflecting a contribution of blood from another race.

• Individuals exceeding 62 cm for Large Poodles and less than 23 cm for Dwarf Poodles.

• Absence of tail or short tail.

• “Ergo” or “ergo” marks on hind limbs.  

• Any specimen that shows signs of “dwarfism”: globose skull, absence of occipital crest, very marked “stop”, prominent eyes, very short and upturned snout.

• Median sulcus practically non-existent.

• Very light bone in Dwarf Poodles.

• Tail carried fully curled.

• A specimen whose coat is not unicolor.

• White spots on the body and/or on the feet for all non-white specimens.

• Totally depigmented nose.

• Upper or lower prognathism

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