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Tibetan Spaniel

From the top of the world

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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

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Countries of origin : China

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Cheerful and self-assured, Tibetan Spaniels are extremely intelligent companion dogs. While aloof with strangers, these alert dogs are loyal but independent.

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Small in proportion to the body, carried proudly, especially in males, where it is masculine but without coarseness.

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Body+

Slightly longer – from withers to base of tail – than the height to the withers, straight back, well sprung ribs.

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Coat+

All colors and mixtures are acceptable.

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Ears+

Medium-sized, pendant, well feathered in adults, set fairly high.

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Tail+

Set high, richly plumed, carried cheerfully curled over the back in action.

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Silky topcoat, short on face and front of legs, medium length on the body, but close and fairly flat.

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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.

Did you know ?

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.

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