Tibetan Spaniel – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Companion Dogs
Height:
From 10 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
9 to 15 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Tibetan Spaniels aren’t actually spaniels, although they are from Tibet.

Even today, they can be found living in Tibetan monasteries with monks. This is a small dog with a long history.

They were originally bred to be companions and alarm dogs, and next to that they were even popular gifts. The Tibetan Spaniel or Tibbie is in its roots a watchdog with a playful personality.

Tibetan Spaniels are known for their size, silky coat, and ‘lion’s mane’ around the neck. They also have a Tibetan name – Simkhyi, which means housedog.

These small dogs had an important job. Their primary duty was to guard monasteries. They would sit atop the monastery walls and bark whenever a possible intruder would approach.

Tibetan Spaniels are gentle dogs who are sensitive to the moods and even the needs of their families. They are quick learners but may be stubborn from time to time.

Tibetan Spaniels will shed all year-round and they will need weekly brushing to get rid of dead hair and make your floors and furniture hair-free.

These small dogs are friendly, and they will get along with other dogs and pets.

If your home is a multi-dog household they will fit in perfectly. As long as they get to be next to you they will fit in perfectly.