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Tibetan Spaniel Breeders

If you are after a small dog that looks beautiful, that will give you attention without being demanding, and that is very puppyish in nature, the Tibetan Spaniel could be the breed for you.  Here’s what you need to know.

Characteristics of the Tibetan Spaniel

The Tibetan Spaniel is of a similar size to a Maltese, standing around 25cm tall and weighing up to 7kg.  They have dark, oval eyes, a black nose, on a short face, and a plumed tail that is curled over the back.  One quite distinctive feature of this breed is the hare feet that they have with feathering between the toes.  The Tibetan Spaniel is a double coated breed with a soft undercoat and a long, silky outer coat.  The coat itself comes in all colours including fawn (the most common), red, gold, cream, white, black, black and tan, and the coat can be solid, multi coloured or shaded.

The Tibetan Spaniel Temperament

The Tibetan Spaniel is known for being an independent and alert dog.   Tibetan Spaniels love their families and are good with children but they can be ok on their own.  They also get along well with other pets.  They are quite puppyish in nature and love to play.  They will remain that way throughout their lives.  Even though they are a small dog, the Tibetan Spaniel is not known for being yappy, but they will bark at strangers.  the Tibetan Spaniel is a very intelligent dog and they will take well to training. Just be aware that it can be a bit slow to get started and that the dog will respond best to positive reinforcement.

Caring for the Tibetan Spaniel

Grooming wise, there is surprisingly little that the Tibetan Spaniel needs.  All you need to do is to brush the coat regularly (at least weekly) and to give the dog a bath every two to three weeks or so.   Apart from this, you really only have to make sure that they eyes remain clear and free of any mucus.  The only exercise that the Tibetan Spaniel requires is a daily walk or a daily play session.  The Tibetan Spaniel lives for 16 years on average but they can live for longer with lots of TLC and a good diet.

Who is the Tibetan Spaniel Suited To?

The Tibetan Spaniel is suited to families and older people alike.  They love to be a house dog so will do very well indoors or in an apartment.  However, they will also be happy outside if they have a securely fenced yard.  Even though the Tibetan Spaniel can be quite independent, they are not happy to be left to their own devices for too long – they are a companion dog and like to be around people.

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