Tibetan Spaniel

Cheerful and self-assured, Tibetan Spaniels are extremely intelligent companion dogs.
Tibetan Spaniel adult black and white

About the Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniels are small but well balanced in general outline. Watch how these little dogs carry themselves and you will be reminded of three different animals: monkey, dog and cat. These endearing characters are graceful and highly agile. They also have a reputation as great guards, sleeping with one eye open to ensure they never miss a thing.

Considering it is said they come from the “roof of the world”, it is perhaps not so surprising that the Tibetan Spaniel is such a healthy specimen, with a life expectancy well above average, often up to 15 years.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Size category: Small

Avg life expectancy: 12-15 years

Lively / Alert / Even-tempered / Friendly / Assertive / Intelligent / Reserved / Loyal / Independent

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Garden not essential
  • Needs little training
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