The Tibetan Terrier is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in Tibet. The Tibetan name for the breed, Tsang Apso, translates to shaggy or bearded dog. The history of the Tibetan Terrier dates back thousands of years when they were kept as good luck charms, mascots, watchdogs, herding dogs, and companions.

Breed Info

Life Expectancy:15-16 years


Weight:8-14 kg (18-30 lb)

Height:35–41 cm (14–16 in)

FCI:Group 9, Section 5 Tibetan breeds #209

Colour:Black, grey, silver, white

Character:Affectionate, loyal, sensitive, family dogs, sensitive to their owners, reserved around strangers, but never aggressive