Original Name : Tibetan Spaniel
Type : Braccoid
Male size : Approximately 10 inches
Male weight : Ideally, 9-15 lbs
Female size : Approximately 10 inches
Female weight : Ideally, 9-15 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : China
Cheerful and self-assured, Tibetan Spaniels are extremely intelligent companion dogs. While aloof with strangers, these alert dogs are loyal but independent.
Small in proportion to the body, carried proudly, especially in males, where it is masculine but without coarseness.
Slightly longer – from withers to base of tail – than the height to the withers, straight back, well sprung ribs.
All colors and mixtures are acceptable.
Medium-sized, pendant, well feathered in adults, set fairly high.
Set high, richly plumed, carried cheerfully curled over the back in action.
Silky topcoat, short on face and front of legs, medium length on the body, but close and fairly flat.
Tibetan Spaniels are small but well balanced in general outline. Watch how these little dogs carry themselves and you will be reminded of three different animals: monkey, dog and cat. These endearing characters are graceful and highly agile. They also have a reputation as great guards, sleeping with one eye open to ensure they never miss a thing.
Considering it is said to come from the “roof of the world”, it is perhaps not so surprising that the Tibetan Spaniel is such a healthy specimen, with a life expectancy well above average, often up to 15 years.