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Tibetan Terrier - Fun Facts and Crate Size

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 Tibetan Terrier - Fun Facts and Crate Size

Tibetan Terrier

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in: 1973
  • Lifespan: 15-17 years
  • Size: Medium
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 30” dog crate*

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The Tibetan Terrier has a smaller cousin named Lhasa Apso. Tibetan is of medium size, weighing approximately 20 to 30 pounds. This is a beautiful hallmark breed. This breed has a profuse, smooth and long coat. The Tibetan Terrier is also known as “snowshoe” because of its large and flat feet.


Aptly named, this medium size breed is from Tibet and is called Tsang Apso there, which means “shaggy”. It was found in the Tsang province, years ago the old travelers called it ‘Dokhi Apso’,  meaning “outdoor” Apso. It is an outdoor dog, but there are owners that bring it indoors. In 1973,  American Kennel Club classified the Tibetan Terrrier in the non sporting group


The Tibetan Terrier is well proportioned and makes a great companion. It has a shaggy coat with a height of 14-16 inches and a weight of 17-31 pounds. This breed is built with strong muscle. The Tibetan Terrier has large eyes that can be black or dark. It has V-shaped, dropped ears. The color variation of the nose is usually brown or black. 


The proper nutrition for feeding Tibetan Terrier depends on his size, age, metabolism and activity level. It is recommended to feed him twice a day (in the morning and in the evening). Visit your veterinarian or consult your breeder to determine the frequency and quantity of food for your particular pet. Ensure that fresh water is always available.


The Tibetan Terrier has a soft undercoat and a woolly second coat which coats its head and body. Do not let the shaggy hair grow to the ground. it is better to cut the hair. A pin brush is needed to groom this breed. You can also brush with tools such the greyhound comb, while spraying to mist the coat to avoid breakage.


Tibetan Terriers need 15-30 minutes exercise every day. This breed will be perfectly happy with a daily walk at a moderate pace. 

Pet Crate Size

If you are looking a standard crate size for the Tibetan Terrier, it is recommended to choose the 30” dog crate*.


* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.

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