Tibetan Spaniel breed review

Posted by Cyril. July 31st 2018. Tagged: Breed Review and dog breed

The Tibetan Spaniel is a tiny pooch with a big personality. If you’re thinking of adding this lovely breed to the family, we have all the information you need.

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The breed is originally from, you guessed it, Tibet. They were originally favoured by Tibetan monks and stood guard at monasteries.

By the early 1900s, the breed had made its way over to the UK. It is now recognised by The Kennel Club.


Standing at an average of around 10 inches tall, the Tibetan Spaniel usually weighs between 9-15lbs.

The Tibetan Spaniel has a domed head which is small in comparison to its body. It has a mane of hair on its neck, which is more prominent in males. The pooch has a double coat, which is a dense undercoat of short hairs and a top coat of long hairs.

Due to the breed having a double coat, regular brushing of the fur is required to keep your pooch looking their best.

Temperament and personality

Though small in appearance, the breed will play a huge role in your life. Your Tibetan spaniel will need a lot of love and attention and in return will offer endless loyalty. The naturally family oriented pet usually loves to play games, making them great for households with children.

When the Tibetan Spaniel isn’t playing with the family, they’ll most likely be protecting the home. Due to being a natural watchdog, the pooches are agile and sure-footed climbers. You might even think you’ve accidentally brought a cat home when you see how nimble they are on your furniture!

When training the breed, you may run into a little stubbornness. However, personality and temperament is largely shaped by the way a dog is raised. As a pet owner, you are responsible for ensuring your dog receives adequate training, so make sure you train them with both physical and brain training too.

If you’re thinking of getting a dog, you also need to consider pet insurance. Having pet insurance means that, should anything happen to your pet, you could receive help with the vet bills. For more information on our various policies, visit Argos Pet Insurance online.

Argos Limited is an Appointed Representative of Home Retail Group Insurance Services Limited which is authorised and regulated as an insurance intermediary by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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