Learn about the temperament and personality of the Tibetan Terrier. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Tibetan Terrier photos.
The Tibetan Terrier is not really a terrier, so don't expect a terrier temperament. This delightful, childlike dog is his own breed. The Tibetan Terrier is a highly intelligent, loving companion with a mind of his own. He loves his family and is rather famous for being sensitive to the moods of people around him. He is affectionate, but he isn't overly demonstrative, especially for the first 2-3 years of his life. They seem to enjoy playing more than cuddling. A Tibetan has minimal exercise needs, but he has an active and alert mind that can be a bit mischievous. They want to be involved in everything, and if you leave them alone, don't be surprised if you return to find they've stripped your wallpaper for you, or opened the pantry to get themselves a snack. A Tibetan Terrier can unscrew the lid of a soda bottle with his teeth, so don't underestimate him! Tibetan Terriers like to solve problems! They love to play and are athletic and agile. However, at the end of the day, they can be calm and laid back and enjoy watching television with you. They are trainable, but it takes a skilled and patient trainer, as they will often decide for themselves if they want to do what you ask of them. A Tibetan Terrier parent must establish his leadership, because a Tibetan will take over a house if allowed to. But a well-trained Tibetan is a happy, steadfast, devoted companion. He makes an excellent watchdog with a nice, loud bark. He is a bit reserved around strangers. He loves to go for long walks or hikes and just shows a general zest for life. Some Tibetans do well with children, but some view children as their equals, which can be unsafe. Tibetans and children should be closely supervised so they can be reminded who outranks whom in the household.
Tibetan Terrier Training
The Tibetan Terrier is harder to train than most other dog breeds. He learns new commands more slowly than the majority of other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.
Tibetan Terrier Shedding
The Tibetan Terrier sheds practically no hair at all. You'll virtually never find a hair in your home!
Tibetan Terrier Grooming
Pet coat (less work): Cut his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed every so often.
Show coat (more work): Professionally groom his coat to the breed standard. Brush it daily.
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.