Tibetan Terrier

Easy to Train


Good with kids




Heat tolerance


Cold tolerance






Tibetan Terrier Personality Traits and Temperament

The Tibetan Terrier, or Tsang Apso, isn’t actually a terrier. They were bred in monasteries as companions, watchdogs, herders, and good luck charms. They tend to be very easy-going and affectionate, sensitive and gentle with older children, although sometimes impatient with younger children.

They are energetic and strong, but cope well with apartment life if they are exercised regularly.
Their herding background makes them very loyal and protective of their ‘pack’.

They can get jealous of other pets, however, which makes them ideal for single-pet households.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

Tibetan Terriers have a long-haired, fine double coat. The top coat feels quite similar to human hair, and needs very similar treatment.

In fact, you won’t go far wrong if you treat a Tibetan Terrier’s coat as you would your own hair.

It requires daily brushing and combing to avoid tangling and matting, and regular bathing is recommended. Its hair sheds very lightly, much like human hair.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $700-$1500.

Life Expectancy: the life span is generally of about 15-17 YEARS

Weight: 18-30 pounds

Height: 14-16 inches

Colors: red, white, brown, black.

How to Train

Tibetan Terriers are relatively easy to train and housetrain. They are energetic and very clever, so train using exercise and puzzles.

They tend to be strong-minded, and will attempt to dominate owners who they regard as unable to handle the position of pack leader. Ensure that you understand how to communicate and require respect.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: High protein; Beef, lamb and hard-boiled eggs

Allergies: Not hypoallergenic

Health problems: Flea-sensitivity, progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia.

Mixed breeds

Ttoodles are a Tibetan Terrier and Poodle mix. They are patient with small children, affectionate, and sensitive.

Kobetans are a Tibetan Terrier and Cocker Spaniel mix. They are cheerful, loyal dogs who like a lot of human company.

Mini Ttoodles are a Tibetan Terrier and Miniature Poodle mix. They are affectionate and sensitive, but often not suited to small children.

How to adopt this dog

You can also browse a specific site to adopt a Tibetan Terrier.

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Tibetan Terrier as Duke if he is a male and Roxy if she is a female.

Pictures and Videos

White Tibetan TerrierTibet Terrier photo

Photo Credits: Tokpu,Heisstudying,Silvia Nebel.