Two non-sporting Tibetan dog breeds: Tibetan Spaniel and Tibetan Terrier.
An ancient breed that plausibly has common ancestors with a few Oriental breeds including Pekingese and Japanese Chins. Employed for centuries by Buddhists of Tibet to watch over their monasteries. Accepted for AKC registration in 1984. Here is a bouncy, silky-coated little dog, a bit longer in body than it is high, having level back, slightly bowed front legs, and richly plumed tail set over the back. Its head, small in proportion to his body, is somewhat domed, with a dull muzzle, expressive dark eyes, and slightly undershot mouth.
WEIGHT 9-15 pounds
HEIGHT about 10 inches
COLOR: all colors and mixtures.
Not a member of the terrier family, this exceptionally healthy dog is an ancient Asian breed that sprang up in the Lost Valley of Tibet. Bret and raised by lamas in their monasteries, Tibetan Terriers were highly valued as companions and lucky charms by their owners, and treated like family. Here is a powerful-looking, medium-size dog with a square, dense body, well-muscled forequarters and hindquarters, and a well-feathered tail that rolls over the back. Its head is supplied with long hair which falls forward over the eyes. Having a profuse double coat, it thrives in all types of weather.
WEIGHT: 18-30 pounds
HEIGHT: 14-16 inches
COLOR: any color.
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