TIBETAN SPANIEL DOG

More a miracle of the careful Tibetan breeding practices than reincarnation, the Tibetan Spaniel promises devotion in its current life. It is sensitive: sensitive in size, attitude, conformation and adaptability.
A miniature dog without exaggerating, somewhat elongated, well balanced, standing around 25 cm to the withers and weighs between 4.1 and 6.8 kg, the Tibetan Spaniel has a proud head carriage and is a quality dog, without coarse traits. The head is slightly rounded, small in proportion to the body, the skull is not smooth or wide; the stop slight; the eyes oval, expressive and dark brown; black eyelash; the ears are dropping, medium sized; the muzzle is snub and padded; the bite in clamp, the tongue should not be visible with the mouth closed. The neck is short, the back straight, the ribcage wide; the tail, high inserted with a rich plume, carried over the back when the dog is moving; the shoulders well sloping, with slightly curved forelegs, not lose in front; hare feet, small and clean. The hindquarters are strong, with a moderate angulations, not straight; low hocks, no cow shape. The coat is double and with a silky texture. At the ears, the forelegs, tail and legs the hair is longer than the rest of the body; the male can have more collar around the neck than the female. The Tibetan Spaniel is admitted in every color and combination.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR             
Unfortunately the Tibetan Spaniel if out of regular norm when choosing a company dog: it is not exaggerated; not egomaniac; not pocket size; it doesn’t have an eccentric appearance. Let’s be thankful for such a sensitive dog! The Tibetan Spaniel is simply medium to small, with a large heart and plenty of personality. It is ideal at home and playful with children. It demands little and gives plenty in return. The breed is quite rare, but if you are looking for a specimen in this breed, you will be greatly compensated.
 
DEVELOPMENT             
The eight week Tibetan Spaniel weighs about 2 kg. Despite its small size, it is a slowly maturing breed, and requires a good three years to develop. The buyer should choose an extroverted, cheerful personality; avoid spoiled, timid specimens with poor hair, reddish ears (swollen) or any other disease symptom. The adolescent dog develops considerably, although it can be assumed it will go through awkward periods. The color can lighten; the tricolor is quite real, although the golden can turn lighter; the particolor is kept the same, although spots other than black can lighten. The soft puppy hair begins over half the back between the eighth and twelfth week, and after six months the adult hair emerges.
 
Proud despite its limited number, the Tibetan Spaniel is a decided pure breed, with a large heart, with more class than its competitors. 
 
Given the Pekingese popularity and other oriental lions, the Tibetan Spaniel litters are very secure. The puppies should be extroverted and be lively and healthy.
 
HEALTH
The Tibetan Spaniel hair requires little care to be in conditions.
The Tibetan Spaniel enjoys good health and is relatively free of serious genetic problems. Longevity can be placed over the 15th year. Progressive retinal atrophy worries the breeders, but has little incidence. The breed is sensitive to fleas, and especially to anti flea collars and other similar irritating products (for example, the owner should try and make sure that there are no feces remains around the anus). The diet is simple, and the breeders recommend avoiding high protein diets, as well as leftovers. On the contrary, the point to the practically vegetarian breed’s origins at Tibet. This breed is considered “wash and wear”, and only requires a comb three times per week, except during spring and autumn sheddings, when it will be necessary to brush and comb daily. As for physical exercise, it is easy to satisfy. Always check for heat stroke.
 
With a poster puppy as this, the number of Tibetan Spaniel litters should split records!