Breed Profile

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel
The Tibetan Spaniel is a most charming and highly intelligent little dog which originated in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. As a breed, it has been known for more than 2000 years, and was bred and owned by the Buddhist monks and lamas. Although legend has it that they turned the prayer wheels in the monasteries, it was as a watchdog that they excelled and still do to this day - their keen sight and hearing making them a valuable companion, especially to those who live alone.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Tibetan Spaniels can live up to 16 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Intelligent, mischievous, stubborn, and determined - all the traits comparable to a precocious child, and although at times they may test your patience they are soon forgiven because of their playfulness and wicked sense of humour and puppy-like characteristics that they retain their whole life.

They are adept at problem solving and are very responsive to their owners. Tibetan Spaniels are equally at home in an apartment or a country property, although they do need to be adequately confined or they tend to go "exploring" due to their inquisitive natures. Because they have been bred for, and thrive on human companionship they do not make good kennel dogs, and are best kept in a situation where they have access to both house and well-fenced yard via a dog-door.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Mixes readily with other pets.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Being generally sound and healthy, the Tibetan Spaniel is an easy-care dog. Although the coat is moderately long it does not tend to tangle and has little odour. It has a double coat - a soft undercoat for warmth, and a longer silky outer coat which lies flat, and a regular bath and blow-dry keeps the coat in good condition. They are very active for their size, and need and enjoy regular exercise.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Tibetan Spaniel is the dog for you and you realise that it has a "wicked sense of humour" that can sometimes lead it getting into mischief, then contact one of the groups listed below:





Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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