Tibetan Terrier

Other names : Tsang Apso, Dhoki Apso

Photo: adult dog of Tibetan Terrier breed
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Life expectancy

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




Adult size

Female Between 14 and 16 in
Male Between 14 and 16 in

Adult weight

Female Between 18 and 29 lb
Male Between 18 and 29 lb
Coat colour
Black White Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Tibetan Terrier costs between £740 and £880

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More details about the Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier: Origins and history

His origins can be traced back to Tibet, where he gets his name from. The breed has since further developed in the United Kingdom. It is throughout the course of the 20th century that Dr. Agnes Greig imported the first specimens in Europe. The FCI officially recognised the breed in 1957.

FCI classification of the Tibetan Terrier

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 5 : Tibetan breeds

Training a Tibetan Terrier

Even though he is quite calm by nature and possesses very little of the trademark Terrier characteristics, the Tibetan Terrier remains quite stubborn and demanding when it comes to commands, which he absolutely must perceive as coherent. 

In short, he must feel like he understands the use of an order before deciding to cooperate. In this sense, a strict yet gentle handling is necessary, and must be initiated ahead of time to prevent the Tibetan Terrier pup from developing any bad habits. 

Of course, the only viable way of working with him is through positive reinforcement, rather than submission and coercion.

Tibetan Terrier: Purchase price

The price of an Tibetan Terrier varies depending on its origins, age, and variety. You have to count an average of £880  for dogs subscribed to the Kennel Club. 

With regards to the monthly budget required to meet the needs of a dog of this size, you have to estimate an average of £ 18 per month.

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