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Tibetan Terrier

Their large, sturdy "snowshoe" feet are a unique feature of the Tibetan Terrier, adapted to maneuver mountainous terrains.

About the Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terriers are robust, medium-sized dogs. They wear the determined expression of a working dog, after centuries employed in their native region, not as a terrier, but as a sheepdog.

Their instincts for herding and driving are so well developed that, when out walking with the family, Tibetan Terriers will always turn toward the group. Health-wise, the breed is very robust.

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

Breed specifics

FCI Group 9, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Lively / Loving / Loyal / Friendly / Confident / Alert / Intelligent / Playful

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Needs little training
  • Makes a great family dog

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