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Tibetan Terrier  


The Tibetan Terrier has been existence for 2000 years, developed and raised in monasteries by Tibetan lamas.  Like other ancient breeds, the Tibetan Terrier is tightly entwined in the culture of its keepers. They are loyal companions, helpful work partners, protectors, livestock herders and guardians, and are endowed with spiritual significance. Their profuse double coat and strong, agile physicality are well-suited to the extreme climate and terrain they have historically inhabited. This hardiness, combined with intelligence and sensitivity, make them engaging and fun-loving companions. As they can be a suspicious of strangers, socialization is important and they respond best to consistent, positive training. That long, thick coat needs combing and other maintenance at least once a week.

Tibetan Terrier Club of America  


Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Tibetan Terrier



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