Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

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All about the Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier is a great companion dog that is very social and love being around people. They are relatively easy to train but some can be extremely stubborn and independent. They tend to get on well with all manner of animals and will do great around older children but do not like to be handled by very small kids.

Tibetan Terriers have moderate exercise requirements and need a good daily walk to be healthy and happy.

These dogs make great watchdogs as they are very alert and watchful and have a very loud bark. They are also reserved with strangers.

Grooming a Tibetan Terrier

Hair type: Tibetan Terriers have a double coat composed of a soft woolly undercoat and a long, straight to wavy, fine, profuse outer coat. The coat can come in all colours and patterns. The tail is well feathered and curls up over the back.

Daily coat care: The Tibetan Terrier requires an extensive amount of grooming and should be brushed every 2-3 days to remove loose hair and prevent tangles. Never brush a dry coat but instead mist it with a conditioner and water to ease brushing. Pay extra attention beneath the leg joints, beard and backside. The dog should be given regular baths, once every week or two and be sure to remove hair from the ear passages.

Recommended groom frequency: Tibetan Terriers should receive a professional grooming once every 3-4 weeks as well as intermittent bathing between grooms.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Tibetan Terrier. If you get puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.


Depending on the size and age of your Tibetan Terrier, you will need to feed between 149g and 196g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

The Tibetan Terrier has lots of energy and the dog should have regular opportunities to run and interactive play is recommended. In addition, it needs to be taken on long daily walks.

Where to get a Tibetan Terrier

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.