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The Breed's History:
Because of the geographically isolated location of Tibet, Tibetan Terriers were kept purebred for over 2000 years. Monks and families referred to the ancient breed as "the little people", for they were highly valued as companions who were eager to assist in protecting properties and flocks.
Since the dog was considered a bringer of luck, mistreating or selling a Tibetan Terrier was believed to cause bad luck to both family and village.
The first Tibetan Terrier to come to Europe came with Dr. A.R.H. Greig of England in 1922. She was given a gold and white female puppy "Bunti" for successfully performing an operation on a patient. After acquiring a second male "Rajah", Dr. Greig established a kennel and began to breed them.
The first litter was born in 1924, registered as Lhasa Terriers. In 1930, the Kennel Club of India changed the breed's name to Tibetan Terrier. The first Tibetan Terriers in the USA were imported in 1956 by Dr. Henry and Mrs. Alice Murphy of Great Falls, Virginia. In 1973, the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club and was classified into the non-sporting group.
Tibetan Terriers are related to and have contributed to the development of other breeds, including the Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Tibetan Spaniel, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, among others.
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1 foot, 2 inch. to 1 foot, 4 inch. (35,56 to 40,64 cm)
20 to 24 pounds (9,07 to 10,89 Kg)
12 to 15 years
Potential Health Issues:
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
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