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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Tibetan Spaniel

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Weight
9-15 lbs
Height
10 inches
Color(s)
All colors and mixtures, white allowed on feet
Overview
Tibetan Spaniels originated in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet over 2000 years ago. They were owned and bred by Buddhist monks and were never sold. The Tibetan Spaniels only left the monasteries as treasured gifts to esteemed and honored friends or royal houses. Considered to be one of the oldest breeds, they were used as a watchdog as well as for keeping their owner warm in extreme cold.
Character
Commonly referred to as the "Tibbie", this breed is relatively rare and primitive. The Tibetan Spaniel is active, small, and alert. They are appropriately and affectionately called "little lion" due to being tender and also tough. This Oriental breed exudes an exotic charm and makes a lovely companion.
Temperament
The Tibetan Spaniel is a highly intelligent breed and is deeply devoted to their family and friends. They thrive on human companionship, are extremely sensitive, and will respond to their owner's moods, emotions, and feelings. They do best with older, considerate, well-behaved children. This breed is generally aloof with strangers but is never aggressive. They get along very well with other pets. The Tibetan Spaniel will vigorously alert their family to any unusual event, sound, or to visitors. They are excellent watchdogs that are neither nervous nor hyper. This breed is not only a lap dog but also likes to sleep in bed with their owners. The Tibetan Spaniel likes to be up high so they are able to survey their surroundings.
Care
Tibetan Spaniels require brushing once a week. It is important to pay careful attention to the hair behind the ears as it knots quite easily. When bathing the Tibetan Spaniel a mild shampoo is recommended. They must be rinsed thoroughly of all residues to prevent dry skin that may lead to itching and scratching. They are prone to a myriad of health issues such as PRA, weeping eye, cherry eye, allergies, low tolerance to anesthesia, and hip and elbow dysplasia.
Coat
The Tibetan Spaniel is a double coat breed. The outer coat is of medium length and is silky, soft, and flat. The under coat is dense and soft in texture and provides warmth as well as protection from the sun. They have feathering on the tail, ears, and backs of legs. There is a longer mane of hair at the neck. The coat comes in a wide variety of colors such as cream, fawn, white, red, gold, black, and black and tan. This breed is an average shedder that sheds their undercoat twice a year.
Training
The Tibetan Spaniel is independent and intelligent, but may also be stubborn. They have a tendency to think that they know more than their owner. They typically do not do well in obedience or other organized training activities. They are easily bored with repetition. This breed is very eager to please and will do anything for attention. There may be some difficulty in housebreaking them and the crate method is recommended. Early socialization is a must for the Tibetan Spaniel. Because of their sensitivity training should only be done with love, patience, praise, and consistency.
Activity
Tibetan Spaniels need daily walks and runs. They love to play outdoors and are at their best when properly exercised. It is important that they are always securely leashed and fenced. They will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised. If they are left alone for extended periods of time they will become bored and possibly destructive.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Tibetan Spaniel puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

10/26/2013 1:11:59 PM

10/26/2013 1:11:59 PM

My Tibbie bites his tail often leaving blood how can I stop it? my Tibetan Spaniel often bites his tail often to the point of leaving blood how can I stop it. He is very aggressive with himself but never bites people or other dogs.

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Anonymous

Your vet is the only one that can help you in this situation.
7/16/2014 3:39:20 PM

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7/21/2012 9:53:43 AM

7/21/2012 9:53:43 AM

i know and have done research on tibbies but my tibbie has had an eye watering problem since i... i know and have done research on tibbies but my tibbie has had an eye watering problem since i got her from 5 months, she is now 14 months and her eyes still water alot, they water enough to soak the fur at the bottom of her muzzle/ cheeks - why?

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I have been told that the fur around the eyes can cause problems and my vet trims the fur close to my Tibetan Spaniels eyes. Not easy as he hates being groomed.
10/26/2013 1:14:23 PM

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2/25/2012 2:52:53 AM

2/25/2012 2:52:53 AM

WHenever I put my Tibetan Spaniel into my room for even as short as a few minutes, I come back... WHenever I put my Tibetan Spaniel into my room for even as short as a few minutes, I come back and there is liquid under the door and his chest and front paws are wet. I dont think its wee as it isnt on the door itself.... do tibby's drool when they get anxious? Im wondering if it's his spit or snot? (for lack of a better word).

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Anonymous

On occasion, when our Tibby drinks too much water, she tends to cough it up. Especially when she's upset.
3/30/2012 4:18:22 PM

Anonymous

my dog has that same problem when she goes for a ride in the car (she's covered in her drool in minutes), its most likely because hes nervous. if your dog gets nervous or insecure without you around, he may drool alot because his breed loves attention and get nervous/sad when their owner is doing something they cant get involved in. it proplebly means he loves you! :) but if it becomes too much of a habit, id contact your vet :)
7/21/2012 9:45:43 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/4/2011 5:24:58 PM

12/4/2011 5:24:58 PM

Why do Tibetan Spaniel's sleep so much?

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Anonymous

The Tibetan Spaniel shouldn't sleep anymore then an average dog. If your dog is sleeping more, then a vet visit is in order.
7/16/2014 3:39:46 PM

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6/26/2011 5:37:47 AM

6/26/2011 5:37:47 AM

whenever i open my house door my tibetan spaniel bella, runs out onto the road.. :( how do i get... whenever i open my house door my tibetan spaniel bella, runs out onto the road.. :( how do i get her to stop it

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Anonymous

I hate to say it, but basic obedience. Tibbies have a tendency to run and place catch me if you can. You are not going to be able to remedy that urge to play, but she can learn to sit and stay so you can get out the door. Good luck.
8/14/2011 8:40:41 AM

Anonymous

well, iv sorta grown up with a dog of mine who used to run out in the streets alot if we opened the front door, there's two things that might help you :to keep her either away from the door or teach her to not exit the door unless your taking her for a walk. the one thing you should do which is most important is to take her on walks, but make sure she stays by your side and not try to pull away from you on the leash towards the streets. if this doesnt help keep taking her on walks and also keep her away from the door by firmly saying "no" or any other way you have of disiplining her and picking her up and moving her farther away from the door. it took a few years for my dog to learn he can't go outside without my promisson and that if he does get out hes learned to come home when hes strayed to far
7/21/2012 10:12:06 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/14/2011 5:59:53 PM

4/14/2011 5:59:53 PM

Why was the tibetan spaniel bred?

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Anonymous

Tibbies were bred to be watch dogs in the monasteries of Tibet.
8/14/2011 8:36:08 AM

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3/6/2011 7:31:10 PM

3/6/2011 7:31:10 PM

My tibetan spaniel has ripped down all of my blinds in my house... how do i get her to stop?

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Anonymous

Tibbies were meant to be watch dogs. If they cannot see out the windows, they feel they cannot do their job. Might want to leave the blinds up just a little for her to see, or block her from access to that window. But, do allow her access to some kind of watched perch, or she will figure out some other way to do her job.
8/14/2011 8:38:50 AM

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12/14/2010 5:34:15 PM

12/14/2010 5:34:15 PM

My Tibetan Spaniel just turned 15. In the past couple of months he has been drinking water far... My Tibetan Spaniel just turned 15. In the past couple of months he has been drinking water far more then usual and having problems holding till I come home. Could he be having a serious problem?

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Anonymous

Yes. Please check for diabetes. My Samoyed had these same symptoms and tested positive. The diabetes is treatable (but not curable) so act quickly!
5/16/2011 1:32:42 AM

Anonymous

We had a tibetan spaniel whom recently had to be put to sleep; she was 17. She had been drinking a lot but had some other severe problems that started up and the vet did a complete blood work up and a lot of her numbers were way up. In fact, she was very close to going into kidney failure. I would at least have your vet run the numbers on your dog so you get a bigger picture of everything.
4/19/2012 7:45:11 PM

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12/12/2010 2:35:20 PM

12/12/2010 2:35:20 PM

Would a tibetan spaniel do well with kids 3 and under?

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Anonymous

Yes tibetan spaniels have great personalities and always know when to be gentle..
1/23/2011 12:22:00 PM

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11/3/2010 5:08:04 PM

11/3/2010 5:08:04 PM

Will Tibetan Spaniel's do good in the country with other dogs in the house and some bigger dogs... Will Tibetan Spaniel's do good in the country with other dogs in the house and some bigger dogs outside?

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Anonymous

Yes. Tibbies are very accomidating and do well from apartments to 200 acre ranches. My husband has a Great Pyr that stays with all my tibbies. Before her, we had a doberman. They tend to work as teams. Tibbies are the watchout and spend a lot of time in elevated areas watching for trouble. If any trouble does come, they warn and go get the bigger dogs to deal with the trouble. It is very amusing watch them interact. They are little tattle tales... hope this helps.
11/13/2010 9:52:45 AM

Anonymous

Well I heard that the tibetan spaniel is a watch dog and is good with family and animals he or she knows.
4/14/2011 6:01:48 PM

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