The Tibetan Terriers dog breed was created to be companions and friends. They love being with people and are adaptable to a variety of homes and lifestyles.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Tibetan Terrier
The Tibetan Terrier came from a region of Tibet known as the "Lost Valley," so-named because an earthquake destroyed the major road that allowed access to the valley in the 14th century. The Tibetan Terrier has existed for at least 2,000 years.
Tibetan Terriers are well equipped to navigate the snowy mountains of Tibet. One of their unique attributes is their flat, snowshoe-like feet. These dogs are athletic and agile, capable of climbing and jumping down from steep rock faces.
3) Luck Symbol
Tibetan Terriers were considered good luck charms. If you wanted to bring good fortune to a friend or neighbor, gifting a Tibetan Terrier was a good way to do it. Visitors to the Lost Valley were often given Tibetan Terriers to accompany them on their way home, because the journey was so treacherous.
4) Family Pet
Tibetan Terriers are family-oriented: they love to play games and participate in activities with their own people, but most are conservative with strangers. In some individuals, caution can shade into timidity or suspiciousness, so early socialization is important to develop a confident, outgoing temperament.
Tibetan Terriers have an independent mind of their own and can be stubborn and manipulative. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say.
6) Not a Terrier
Many wonder why the Tibetan Terrier is actually a terrier. They do not look nor act like them. The English were the first to label dogs terriers and usually this was due to their small size. Today's group of terriers is more formally considered dogs that are used to hunt vermin and do this from the ground. The fact is that the Tibetan Terrier is neither of these. They do not root for vermin nor are they small in size. They just are known as Tibetan terrier!
Tibetan Terriers are moderately difficult to train, but once they catch on, they learn quickly and soak up new lessons. It helps to start training early, when your terrier is a puppy and more amenable to the training process. Sessions should be kept short to hold is interest, and treats should be the motivator. Once he knows there is something in it for him, a Tibetan Terrier will do whatever he can for a treat.
8) Great Health
The Tibetan Terrier is a very strong, healthy dog with few health problems. In fact, they are one of the hardiest of all dogs. They have a life span of 15 to 16 years or more when well taken care of. The only constant in health concerns with them is in regard to their sensitivity to fleas.
If you leave their coat long, Tibetan Terriers require a lot of brushing and combing (also trimming around their bathroom parts, for sanitary reasons). Consider trimming the coat short to make brushing a snap. Doesn't Ivor the Invincible look handsome in his short coat?
10) Shaggy Dog
When a Tibetan Terrier drinks, his beard absorbs water, which drips on the floor when he walks away. When he eats, his beard absorbs food so that when he sniffs your face or presses his head against your leg, you end up dirty, too. Shaggy dogs are not suited to fastidious housekeepers.