Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel


The Tibetan Spaniel is originally from the Himalayan mountains. They are over two thousand years old as a breed. These dogs were favorites among monks at the time, and were very rarely available to common folk. They were used as watchdogs, and also as cuddle buddies to keep their owners warm.


The energy levels of Tibetan Spaniels must be sated with walks and runs on a daily basis. Be sure that they are leashed because they are a confident breed that will be sure to want to go their own way. If you leave them alone or without proper exercise, they can become very destructive.


You will want to bathe Tibetan Spaniels using a mild shampoo. Their coats can be more likely to attract dirt and hold onto it. Their skin will become dry if not given a bath every once in a while. Also, keep a watch on their eyes, as they can become weepy.


The Tibetan Spaniel, or Tibbie, is a very uncommon breed. They are active in bodies and minds and are often big fans of running. They are delicate, because their bodies are so small, but they are actually quite tough when they need to be. They often like to have human contact.


The Tibetan Spaniel is pretty fluffy. It is recommended to give them a weekly brushing, and to pay special attention to their ears. The hair on their ears is a bit long and unkempt, so it can be sometimes more likely to knot up and become matted. Their coats tend to feel very soft.


The Tibetan Spaniel greatly craves human interaction. They are often attached to their owners and get very sad when left alone. Naturally quite sensitive, they can become in sync with their owner's feelings. They are not friendly to everyone, but they are not mean or aggressive by any means.


Due to their independent natures, Tibetan Spaniels can be somewhat of a headache to train. They will normally listen to their owners if they respect them, so show your dog that you are worthy of their respect and attention. Keep things interesting during training sessions so these dogs won't become bored.