The Tibetan Terrier Breed

The Tibetan Terrier is a medium sized dog whose most dramatic physical characteristic might be its long, profuse, double coat, which comes in a wide variety of colors including white, black, gold, and many combinations. One is often most impressed by their beautiful appearance, but their wonderful qualities are not just “skin deep!”

Tibetan Terriers (also known as TTs) are sometimes called a large dog in a small dog’s body, because they have a personality that is more like that of larger breeds rather than what might be expected from their size. They love to play and are very athletic and agile, but at the same time they can be calm and “laid back.” They are not related to other terrier breeds, but are called terriers because breeds of this size were often classified as terriers in England where the dogs were first introduced to the Western World.

Tibetan Terriers are loving companions, and excellent family dogs. But don’t just take our word for it. Look around  our site, and learn more!

The AKC Standard for the Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier breed standard describes the ideal appearance and temperament for the breed.    Official AKC Tibetan Terrier Breed Standard

The American Kennel Club website also features an abundance of information on the Tibetan Terrier breed.