TERRIER TIBETANO DOG

A perfect skiing partner, the Tibetan Terrier comes with its own snow shoes and an instinctive skill for descent. 
The Tibetan Terrier arrives in Occident with its snow shoes from the difficult terrain and hard weather of its native country, with its profuse coat and exceptional feet! The Tibetan Terrier is a medium sized dog, with a powerful build, whose square body is covered by an abundant and fine external hair, protected by a soft and woolly undercoat. It stands from 35 to 40 cm and the females somewhat less. The head is medium lengthed, not wide or coarse; the skull is not round or flat; the stop marked but not exaggerated; the distance from the eye to the end of the nose is equal to the distance from the eye to the base of the skull. The eyes are large and dark brown, not prominent or sunken; the ears dropping, not too flat on the head, in “V” shape. The muzzle should not be pointy, nor the head long and narrow, as seen in low quality specimens. The body is compact, square and strong; the upper outline level; the chest not too wide; the kidneys slightly arched; the tail is medium length, inserted quite high, curled over the back, and can be folded at the tip. The limbs ease a free and easy movement. The coat should be double; fine and woolly undercoat; abundant covering hair but never silky or woolly; long, straight (it can be slightly wavy but never curly) with hair covering the forehead and eyes, beards at the muzzle, bristles at the ears, the chest, the tail, forelegs and feet. The feet are large, flat and round, providing protection as snow shoes. The stripe on the back and nape is natural. The color can be white, golden, cream, grey or smoke, particolor and tricolor; in Great Britain the chocolate or liver color is not admitted, but the black is. Americans admit any color or color combination, including white, without preference.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR             
Treasured during centuries as charms, the Tibetan Terrier currently brings luck to anyone who welcomes it at home. 
This Little guy is a blessing for its owner with its charming personality and guardian skills, despite its medium size. It is not an ornamental piece, although it is capable of stopping and entertaining a crowd. It is very domestic, it loves its castle and family (which are unquestionably its property). Adaptable to many lifestyles, it is obedient and learns willingly, despite being stubborn sometimes. It should be taught cleanliness at home early, attitude in which we should be very constant.
 
DEVELOPMENT
Due to responsible breeding, the Tibetan Terrier litters promise puppies as healthy as irresistible.
The Tibetan Terrier begins life with only 113 to 140 g. Dewclaws are removed during the first week. The puppy weighs about 2.5 kg after eight weeks. The color varies in the breed. Breeders advise not basing the choice on the color, since this is not important. The color can lighten or darken with age. The interested party should study this little known dog and seek a kind, playful curious dog, which is healthy, well built and typical. Correct hair care is important, especially during the growth period. The undercoat should never be trimmed, nor should the stripe on the back be forced. Avoid excess baths, otherwise comb and brush often.
 
HEALTH             
You can be sure that the young Tibetan Terrier wants to be an active part of your family. It is kind and gets along with most people and other animals. 
Even the most suspicious child will think that this Tibetan Terrier is a Muppet. 
There is little medical information about the breed. Breeders have very little problems and there doesn’t seem to be more than the normal concern for hip dysplasia and progressive retinal atrophy. Requirements for exercise are normal. Moderate daily exercise is convenient and it loves activity. Hair care is not too much, but its abundance requires regular care. Shedding can be a point to consider. Excess hair areas, such as ears and anus, should be kept clean to avoid infections. Eyes covered by hair should be inspected regularly for irritation symptoms. Hernias and retinal luxation have been documented in the Tibetan Terrier, although responsible breeding has limited its incidence. Hypothyroidism is also reported.