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Tibetan Terriers

Also referred to as Dhokhi Apsos

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Tibetan Terrier

All About the Tibetan Terrier

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Average Height & Weight

The Tibetan Terrier is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 15 to 16 inches.

Weight: 20 to 24 pounds.

Females – Height: 15 to 16 inches.

Weight: 20 to 24 pounds.

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Tibetan Terrier


Typical Coloring

Tibetan Terriers are commonly black, white, gold, sable, brown, fawn, gray, red and silver. They sometimes have white, black or sable markings.





Smart, sensitive dogs, Tibetan Terriers are a gentle, friendly breed that loves spending time with their families. They like to please their owners, but they are also quite independent. They may be reserved around people they do not know.




Activity Level

Tibetan Terriers are a medium-energy breed that requires daily exercise!

While they enjoy long walks, they are equally happy with a vigorous game in the yard. They especially like romping in the snow.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 15 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Tibetan Terriers include lens luxation, progressive retinal atrophy and ceroid lipofuscinosis. Canine hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and cataracts are less common but still occur within the breed, while distichiasis is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Tibetan Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot climates and a high tolerance for cold climates.



Tibetan Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Tibetan Terriers make wonderful, loyal pets, and they are friendly toward other dogs and other household pets.




Fun Facts  


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