Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel

Other names None

Adult size Small

Variants Coat varies in colours

Coat type Long hair

Weight 4 - 7 kg

Height 21 - 26 cm

Life expectancy 12 - 15 years

Required daily excersie At least 30 minutes

Good with small children No

Non-shedding Yes

Hypoallergenic No


The Tibetan Spaniel is a fairly rare breed that hails from the lands of ancient Tibet. They are independent and agile, often being compared to a cat, especially since they like to climb and hang out in high places where they watch over the family. Barking can become a habit when these dogs become bored as they are quite a vocal breed. Whilst the Tibetan Spaniel is affectionate and protective towards children, it may be better suited in a home with older children due to the chance of injury during play. They are cheerful and clever dogs that will problem solve their way out of anything, even going as far to use their paws to pry open a cabinet door. While they can also be stubborn when it comes to obeying commands, they are also self-reliant.

Lifestyle and Living Environment

These dogs are house dogs and thrive when they spend most of their time with people. If you live in an apartment with noise restrictions this may not be the breed for you. All they ask for, as far as exercise, are daily walks and the occasional romp around. They only shed in small amounts however require weekly brushing to get rid of dead hairs.

Common Health Issues

Respiratory Problems, Heat Stroke.