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Breed origin: Tibet
Original purpose: Palace and monastery pet and watchdog.
AKC recognized: 1983
AKC group: Non-Sporting
Weight: 9 to 15 lbs
Size: Height: around 10 inches
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The Tibetan Spaniel is gay, assertive, highly intelligent, active, and alert. They may be aloof with strangers, but are affectionate with their family and friends. They like to perch on high places to keep an eye on everything. They will bark an alert and have very keen eyesight with the ability to see great distances, making them excellent watchdogs. They enjoy attention and interaction with their owners, but can be somewhat willful. They are good with children and make great family pets.
Good with children?
Known health problems:
Progressive retinal atrophy, portosystemic shunt, allergies, cherry eye.
Recommended books for further reading:
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Tibetan Spaniel Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Tibetan Spaniel Club of America Rescue
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018