Tibetan Spaniel

Other names : Tibbie, Simkhyi

Photo: adult dog of Tibetan Spaniel breed
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Life expectancy

The Tibetan Spaniel has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 10 and 10 in
Male Between 10 and 10 in

Adult weight

Female Between 9 and 13 lb
Male Between 9 and 13 lb
Coat colour
Black White Red Sand Brown Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Tibetan Spaniel costs between £700 and £900

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More details about the Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel: Origins and history

The Tibetan Spaniel was a popular companion dog for the Buddhist monks of Nepal. As relations between China and Nepal began to develop, the two countries would send dogs as gifts. Once in China, the Tibetan Spaniel became a popular choice for leading feudal families. It wasn't until the late 19th century that the West started paying attention to the Tibetan, and the Tibetan Spaniel was brought to Britain by missionaries. By 1971, the Tibetan Spaniel Club of America had 14 separate charters, and its popularity has been growing ever since.

FCI classification of the Tibetan Spaniel

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 5 : Tibetan breeds

Training a Tibetan Spaniel

The Tibetan Spaniel is docile, intelligent and alert. It is very easy to educate this dog as he wants to learn, and please those he loves. Of course, this still requires time, patience and a firm trainer to reach his full potential.

Tibetan Spaniel: Purchase price

The average cost of a Tibetan Spaniel is between £700 for Non KC Registered dogs, and £900 for KC Registered dogs. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £50 to £80 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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