Tibetan Terrier and Tibetan Terrier pictures
The appearance of the Tibetan Terrier is that of a powerful, medium
sized dog of square proportions, with a shaggy coat. Overall, there
should be a feel of balance. Fully grown, he or she should look
like a miniaturized Old English Sheepdog.
The head is moderate, with a strong muzzle of medium length, and
a skull neither rounded nor flat. The eyes are large, dark, and
set fairly far apart. The V-shaped drop ears are well feathered,
and should be set high on the sides of the skull. The nose is always
black, regardless of coat colour.
The body is well muscled and compact. The length of the back should
be equal to the height at the withers, giving the breed its typical
square look. Height for either sex is 14-16 in (35-41 cm) and weight
is 18-30 lb (8-14 kg), with 20-24 lb (9.5-11 kg) preferred, but
all weights acceptable if in proportion to the size.
The tail is set high, well feathered, and carried in a curl over
One of the more unusual features of the Tibetan Terrier is the
broad, flat feet with hair between the toes. They are ideal for
climbing mountains and act as natural snow shoes.