Answering this question, owners of this scarce breed will immediately describe the TT’s humanlike qualities. One breeder says, “Tibetan Terriers behave like another member of the family, not a dog.” Another warns, “If you don’t train them, they’re smart enough to take over.” And just like us humans, TTs don’t like to be scolded. They respond best to conversational tones and are bored by repetitive training. TTs are athletic, loving, low-shedding best friends—a difficult breed to find, but well worth the search.
Did You Know?
The Tibetan Terrier originated in Tibet.
Tibetan Terriers are native to the Lost Valley of Tibet, where they were prized companions and "luck bringers" for those fortunate enough to own them.
The Tibetan Terrier, along with the Lhasa Apso and the Tibetan Spaniel, is one of three native Tibetan breeds in the Non-Sporting group.
The first "official" Tibetan Terrier was brought to the US in 1956.
The Tibetan Terrier was bred and raised in monasteries by lamas almost 2000 years ago.
The Tibetan Terrier is not actually a "terrier," but was dubbed that because of his terrier size.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black & White||019|
|Black White & Gold||032|
|Gold & White||092|
|White & Black||202|
|White & Gold||208|
|Black & Brindle||008|
|Black & Brown||009|
|Black & Gold||234|
|Black & White Brindle||020|
|Black Brown & White||022|
|Brindle & White||059|
|Brown & White||063|
|Fawn & White||086|
|Gray & White||105|
|Red & White||146|
|Sable & White||165|
|Silver & Black||177|
|Silver & White||182|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|