The Tibetan Terrier is a terrier in size but not really a terrier. He was raised in monasteries by lamas over 2000 years ago. He was regarded as the “Holy Dog of Tibet” and was regarded as a mascot and good luck charm and was sometimes used as a watchdog, herder and to retrieve items that may have fallen down the mountain.
This dog can handle the icy climate and rugged terrain with ease. He’s agile, strong and intelligent. He’s sensitive to human’s emotions and responds well to being trained and needs regular exercise. His double coat can be any colour or combination of colours and he has a fringe to protect his foreface and eyes from the weather. His thick coat needs regular weekly care. His height is 14 – 17 inches.