Tibetan Terrier

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Tibetan Terrier overview

The Tibetan Terrier is not in fact a true Terrier, as they have never been used to go to ground.  They have been bred for centuries in the monasteries of Tibet. A well-liked house- and watch dog with a lively and intelligent character. 

Other known names for Tibetan Terrier

Dhokhi Apso, Holy dog of Tibet, Tsang Apso, Lhasa Terrier, Tibet Apso

Tibetan Terrier foreign names

Tibetaanse Terrier (Dutch), Terrier du Tibet / Terrier Tibétain (French), Terrier Tibetano (Spanish)



Breed Group

Utility Group

Biological data

Male: 18-30 lbs.
8-14 kg.
Female: 18-30 lbs.
8-14 kg.
Male: 14-16 inches.
35-41 cm.
Female: 14-16 inches.
35-41 cm.
Colours, markings and patterns
Any colour except chocolate or liver permissible.

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Tibetan Terrier – Breed standard

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Tibetan Terrier references and further reading

Tibetan Terrier Club of Canada


Tibetan Terrier Club of America
Tibetan Terrier Breeder List
Tibetan Terrier Association 
Tibetan Terrier Breeder & Owners Club (UK)  
Independent Tibetan Terrier Rescue

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Tibetan Terriers or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

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AP-BQZTHO - two Tibetan Terriers
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki