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 Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel
The Tibetan Spaniel is a most charming and highly intelligent little dog which originated in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. As a breed, it has been known for more than 2000 years, and was bred and owned by the Buddhist monks and lamas. Although legend has it that they turned the prayer wheels in the monasteries, it was as a watchdog that they excelled and still do to this day - their keen sight and hearing making them a valuable companion, especially to those who live alone.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Tibetan Spaniels can live up to 16 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Intelligent, mischievous, stubborn, and determined - all the traits comparable to a precocious child, and although at times they may test your patience they are soon forgiven because of their playfulness and wicked sense of humour and puppy-like characteristics that they retain their whole life.

They are adept at problem solving and are very responsive to their owners. Tibetan Spaniels are equally at home in an apartment or a country property, although they do need to be adequately confined or they tend to go "exploring" due to their inquisitive natures. Because they have been bred for, and thrive on human companionship they do not make good kennel dogs, and are best kept in a situation where they have access to both house and well-fenced yard via a dog-door.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Mixes readily with other pets.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Being generally sound and healthy, the Tibetan Spaniel is an easy-care dog. Although the coat is moderately long it does not tend to tangle and has little odour. It has a double coat - a soft undercoat for warmth, and a longer silky outer coat which lies flat, and a regular bath and blow-dry keeps the coat in good condition. They are very active for their size, and need and enjoy regular exercise.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Tibetan Spaniel is the dog for you and you realise that it has a "wicked sense of humour" that can sometimes lead it getting into mischief, then contact one of the groups listed below:


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.dogsqueensland.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 14/12/2017)
  • 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)