Tibetan Spaniel Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Tibetan Spaniel is that they are perky, happy, sweet, intelligent, and trusting.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is not recommended for children because of its tendencies towards being snappish.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 9 to 15 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to a tendency to overheat and respiratory problems.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is average with once per year the fur coming out in clumps. Brush daily to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay around $700+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog has a tendency towards aggression if the owners do not show proper pack leadership skills.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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