Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terrier
Bred in the mountainous terrain of Tibet, this ancient breed of dog was originally used for herding flocks of goats and sheep. This sturdy animal was bred to survive the harsh climatic conditions of their homeland which can vary between raging blizzards and blasting sand storms. Their unique round, flat feet are specifically designed to act as snow-shoes to help it get about during the winter.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The Tibetan Terrier can live up to 18 years of age.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

36cm to 41cm
8kg to 14kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Despite its name, the Tibetan Terrier boasts few of the true terrier characteristics. Their high level of intelligence makes for a sensitive dog which can sometimes result in stubbornness. However, given plenty of love and firm training, these loyal dogs will quickly become a valued companion. Their natural guarding instinct makes them a wonderful watchdog that remains alert but does not bark unnecessarily

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Being extremely adaptable, the Tibetan Terrier is happy to mingle with other dogs of all shapes and sizes. While adults are not generally tolerant of cats, they can be taught to live in harmony if introduced to each other from an early age.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

As a puppy, its coat is extremely easy to look after and requires a weekly brush with a pin-type brush. These sessions are not only an ideal way to spend time together, they will also be an important part of teaching the young pup to enjoy the grooming process which becomes more frequent once they reach adulthood. The adult coat will appear sometime between 12 to 18 months of age and will require a thorough brushing every couple of days. A minimum amount of daily exercise is also required to help keep it healthy and happy.

IN CONCLUSION

If you are able to maintain the Tibetan Terrier’s particular grooming requirements and have decided it is the right breed for you, please contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Trevor and Joy Lanham Agenor QLD Contact
Joyce and Peter Mortimer Shelloy NSW Contact
Sharon Lancey Sesukan QLD Contact
Pamela Ellis Wigelbears Tibetoes NSW Contact
Chris Van Chismene QLD Contact
ashley . aryed VIC Contact
Ashley Reid Khanrae VIC Contact
Cheryl Walker Xiaxiang WA Contact
Louise Hickie GENGALA NSW Contact
Vicki Joy Sutcliffe TSANGGOLD NSW Contact
Jean and Barrie MacDonald Hunson TAS Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)