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Tibetan spaniel
Tíbet FCI 231 . Tibetan breeds.

Tibetan spaniel

The Tibetan spaniel it is an awake and very active dog that is very close to its owner.

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History

The Tibetan spaniel is a breed native to the mountainous regions of Tibet, as its name suggests. The ancestors of the Tibetan Spaniel are believed to have appeared two millennia ago, along with the Lhasa Apso, the Shih Tzu and the Pekingese, among others. This dog has long accompanied Buddhist monks in their temples, warning their masters and their companions (mainly to Tibetan Mastiff – Do-Khy) from the slightest intrusion.

Even though it's called spaniel, has neither the qualities nor the heritage of a hunting dog. It has always been used as a companion and alert dog.. The first representatives of the breed to be brought to England arrived there at the end of the 19th century.. In United States, the Tibetan spaniel began to be adopted during the decade of 1960 and the national club dedicated to the breed was founded in 1971. 13 years later, earned recognition from the American Kennel Club. In the meantime, the 22 in August of 1961, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) granted the breed its own ultimate status.

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Physical characteristics

▷ Fur: silky, glued, smooth, average length, shorter on the face and in the front of the legs. The fringes are present on the back of the front legs. Hair and mane are less dense in females.
▷ Color: all colors are allowed, shades and combinations.
▷ Head: Small in relation to the body, proud port. The skull is slightly domed, medium width and length. The stop is light but it's marked.
▷ Ears: Medium-sized, high insertion, well feathered and hanging.
▷ Eyes: oval, dark brown, medium-sized, placed far apart, forward facing, showing an expressive and lively look.
▷ Body: rectangular, slightly longer than the height of the withers. The neck is moderately short, strong, covered with a mane (more pronounced in males than females). The loin is straight and the ribs are well sprung.
▷ The tail it is high insertion, happily held, forming a loop on the back when the dog is in action and provided with abundant hair.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 25 – 26 cm.
▷ female size: 22 – 24 cm.
▷ Male weight: 4 – 7 kg
▷ female weight: 4 – 7 kg

Character and skills

The Tibetan spaniel is an alert and active little dog that shows great intelligence. Your education is very easy. Loyal to his family and close to his masters, it is a dog that nevertheless needs independence.

Accumulate many qualities such as affection, the softness, the sensibility. It is a dog very devoted to his family and that adapts as well to a family with children as to a single person or older. It is not an aggressive dog, but be wary of people you don't know, which makes him a very good alert and guard dog because he is full of security.

The Tibetan spaniel is an indoor dog that fits perfectly into an urban lifestyle, In an apartment. The possibility of enjoying a fenced garden also suits you, but you should always be able to benefit from a shelter from bad weather.

Education

The Tibetan spaniel it is a social race that needs regular contact with its humans. They do not respond well when left alone for long periods of time. Having been developed as a companion dog by Tibetan monks, are emotional and empathic with the needs of their owners.

It is important to socialize him Tibetan spaniel at a young age with a variety of people and situations. They are protectors of their family. Even after socializing, they tend to be distant with strangers. If you are scared or uncomfortable, a Tibetan spaniel will express mistrust with loud alarm barks.

Although it is not a particularly athletic dog, he needs daily walks for his physical balance, psychological and emotional.

Health

The Tibetan spaniel it is a strong and healthy dog. However, the breed is prone to a number of diseases, such as the risk of patella luxation, generalized retinal atrophy, urinary stones and persistent pupillary membrane.

Grooming

The Tibetan spaniel It is subject to 2 seasonal moults per year. During these, you are likely to lose hair extensively. Apart from the changes, its maintenance is still undemanding, but it should be done regularly.

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week outside the shedding periods and daily during them.. Special attention must be paid to the hygiene of the inside of their hanging ears to avoid possible infections. You can give it a bath every 3 or 4 months approximately, but it is not necessary to shear it.

Food

The Tibetan spaniel does not need a special diet. Not a very greedy dog. Like all dogs, a good quality diet is advised, adapted to his age, to your state of health and your physical exercise to keep you in good health.

Price of Tibetan spaniel

The price of a puppy Tibetan spaniel it will depend on the sex, the pedigree of the parents, compliance with breed standards, etc.

▷ Price of a Tibetan spaniel male: of 550 to 1200 EUR.
▷ Price of a female Tibetan spaniel : 600 to 1200 EUR.

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Characteristics "Tibetan spaniel"

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Images "Tibetan spaniel"

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1 – Tibetan spaniel by Angelica, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Close up view of a Tibetan spaniel by Docter Nick, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Buddy, Tibetan spaniel particolor of two years by Ladykransteer, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Tibetan spaniel by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/tibetano-spaniel-cachorro-perro-5214218/
5 – Tibetan spaniel by Daimen.Richards, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Tibetan spaniel relajado by DillyFan503, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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FCI breed standard "Tibetan spaniel"

FCIFCI - Tibetan spaniel
Spaniel

Alternative names:

    1. Tibbie (English).
    2. Du Tibet, Epagneul du Tibet (French).
    3. Tibetan Spaniel (German).
    4. Tibbie (Portuguese).
    5. Tibbie (español).

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Shih Tzu
Tíbet FCI 208 . Tibetan breeds.

Shih Tzu

The hair Shih Tzu needs a lot of care, especially with the exhibition specimens

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History

The Shih Tzu It is a very ancient breed of dog (the first data found on them date from the 10th century to. C.) originating in China. There is an opinion widely about his origin, but often give acceptable they are descended from similar Tibetan dogs Lhasa Apso.

Like the Lhasa Apso, the Shih Tzu They are a race linked in some way with the Buddhist religion. The Chinese bred them and primped so they seem somewhat Lions. Even the name of the race, “Shih Tzu”, means “Lion dog”, which is usually blamed on the strong and deep bark of these animals.

They were highly prized in China as guard dogs.

In the seventeenth century the history of the Shih Tzu. The Dalai Lama, wanting to fill of gifts to the Chinese emperor, He gave some examples of this breed. Ending the 19th century, Ts’eu-hi, emperatriz que era la abuela del último emperador, I was a big fan of the Shih Tzu y por ello tenía más de un centenar y cuidadores especializados. When in 1908 the Empress died, the Shih Tzu suffered a severe blow.

At the beginning of the 1930s, He began to creep into houses of Chinese elders, leaving the ivory tower. And in that time he received some names: Lhasa Lion Dog, Tibetan Poodle, etc. And in 1934 was founded the Peking Kennel Club.

In 1937, the invasion of China by the Japanese was the reason for the disappearance of the Shih Tzu in China, your country of origin. But, Luckily, los europeos ya se habían aficionado a esta raza, that in 1955 began to be extended by United States.

After her appearance, the Shih Tzu they replaced the Lhasa Apso as the favourite dogs of nobles and emperors. Los viajeros que durante aquella época visitaban el país oriental trajeron la moda de estos pequeños y peludos perros a Europa y, later, to America, where made a strong impression. In the modern era, the fashion of the Shih Tzu gradually disappeared, and after the Communist revolution the dog breed was considered extinct in China, aunque ya había calado hondo en Occidente.

All the genetic inheritance of Shih Tzu comes from seven pairs of dogs, including a Pekingese, that through the efforts of several historians have been able to be identified.

Physical characteristics

The head of these dogs is small in proportion to the rest of your body, and eyes, black (and rarely even blue or brown) they are always huge, so there they deserve special care if you want to avoid health problems.

Her hair is long and very dense, but never curly (are allowed a bit of undulation), and it can be of all colors, Although it is more normal to the front and the end of the tail are white. The ears are large and pendants, and they have so much hair that seem to form a whole with the hair in the neck.

The snout is short and flat, sometimes causing them breathing problems; for example, is quite common that they ronquen soundly. The average length of life of this dog is fourteen years, However, a Shih Tzu that has been well cared for and has not had major health problems can live up to twenty-three years, in the case of one of the longest known dog breeds. Their colours can be white, dorado, black, liver, Silver, Red or brindel. The Shih Tzu They are animals that, due to their type of hair, do not give allergies to allergic people.

Físicamente no son de muy alta estatura (they measured a maximum 26,7 cm and weigh in 4,5 to 8,1 kg).

Character and skills

Las razas de perros suelen crearse para un fin específico. In this case, the purpose of Shih Tzu is to be a partner. Has no hunting instinct, nor on guard, and is never aggressive. He was selected just to be a faithful and loving friend.

The Shih Tzu It, Therefore, a dog that gets along with everyone, both with children and adults. Also appreciates other animals, especially felines. It is sometimes said to be a “dog Cat”, since its behavior is very similar to that of a feline. In fact, he decides when he wants to be caressed, and once he is an adult, aprecia mucho quedarse simplemente tranquilo en su cojín. It also, tends to be independent and to obey only if you want. It also, like many small breeds of dogs, puede tener un carácter algo difícil.

However, the Shih Tzu he is a tender and calm companion, pero también lleno de alegría. He loves to play and to be taken care of: his master is everything to him. In fact, can't stand loneliness; if your family is usually far away, la compañía de otro animal es bienvenida.

The Shih Tzu live as well in apartment as at home. Perfectly adapted to city life, he barks little and his calm character allows him to be carried everywhere: he will remain calmly at the feet of his master. Having said that, not a dog that needs a lot of exercise; a daily walk and games are enough for him. All this makes it an ideal dog for an older person., if it is willing to take on the daily maintenance it requires.

Education

Intelligent and endowed with a good learning ability, the Shih Tzu is nevertheless a stubborn dog. He does not like to obey blindly, y menos aún que le obliguen. Your master will have to be persistent and cunning. It is advisable to go through the game and fun rather to make him learn the orders.

Health

The Shih Tzu is generally in good health.

However, corre el riesgo de desarrollar el síndrome braquicéfalo, because of his crushed face.

It also, es un perro que puede ser propenso a las infecciones de oído, por sus orejas caídas, or cataracts for his bulging eyes. You can also get contact conjunctivitis, in case your hair falls into your eyes. That is why it is advisable to lift the hair by putting a toupee on it.. In general, hay que revisar regularmente sus ojos y oídos.

It also, being longer than tall, the Shih Tzu may have back problems, especially at the level of the intervertebral disc. It is advised to avoid going up and down the stairs too often. Therefore, in the absence of elevator, it is better to take it.

It also, also has a predisposition to atopia, risk that increases if your hair is poorly cared for.

He is a greedy dog, who is prone to obesity. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of the amount of food eaten. A maximum of 100 gramos de croquetas al día.

Last, si el frío no le molesta, the Shih Tzu it is instead sensitive to heat: in summer, it is necessary to shorten the walks, or perform them away from temperature peaks.

Grooming

To the Shih Tzu you have to take care of them with time and a lot of patience.

The maintenance of Shih Tzu requires careful attention.

In addition to the daily hairstyle, it is recommended to groom your Shih Tzu each 3 or 4 weeks. If cleaning is done at home, el uso de un champú y un acondicionador para perros muy nutritivos facilitará el trabajo. You have to dry the dog with a hair dryer, para que no coja frío.

On the other hand, it should be noted that the Shih Tzu only changes, making it one of the most hypoallergenic dog breeds.

On the other hand, his eyes and teeth must be cleaned daily, and the ears once a week.

Food

You must be careful, as well, with food: they are delicate stomach dogs, normally they do not accept well anything else other than dry food. Veterinarians recommend give milk without lactose because many of them cannot tolerate.

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Images "Shih Tzu"

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1 – "Shih Tzu" Name: fibi (female), 1,5 years in the photo by Wawri (Tomasz Wawak), CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – "Shih Tzu" Tommy by IrinaOnt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – "Shih Tzu" en Tallin dúo CACIB, 17-18 in August of 2013, concurso Best in Puppies by Thomas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – I am a "Shih Tzu" Nací el 2 in February of 2012 by User:Andy the shihtzu, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – "Shih Tzu" pure blood, squirrel by Gabsy, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – "Shih Tzu" freshly shorn by Yvonne Hering, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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FCI breed standard "Shih Tzu"

FCIFCI - Shih Tzu
Shih

Alternative names:

    1. Chrysanthemum Dog (English).
    2. Chien lion (French).
    3. Löwenhund, shih-tzu-kou (German).
    4. Chinese Lion (Portuguese).
    5. Perro león chino (español).

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Lhasa Apso
Tíbet FCI 227 - Tibetan breeds.

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent dog, but independent and stubborn.

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History

Originally from Tibet, the Lhasa Apso es conocido en su país de origen como “Apso Seng Kyi”, that means “dog with the roar of a lion”, seguramente en referencia a su ladrido tan característico y a su aspecto bastante parecido al de un león en miniatura.

DNA studies have established that it is one of the oldest domestic dogs: los primeros ejemplares habrían aparecido varios miles de años antes de nuestra era. They have also shown that it is one of the dog breeds most closely related to the wolf, although its appearance does not necessarily suggest it.

For a long time they were mistaken for the Tibetan Terrier, until separate rules were established that facilitated their differentiation. La distinción se hacía principalmente en base al tamaño, being the Tibetan Terrier bigger and, Therefore, more of a deterrent as a guard dog.

Considerado sagrado en su país de origen, tenía prohibida su venta y era criado exclusivamente por nobles y monjes para vigilar y proteger palacios, Isolated Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Himalayan mountains. Su trabajo consistía en dar la alarma en caso de intrusión o peligro potencial, while his cousin, the Tibetan Mastiff, ponía toda su imponente estatura para disuadir a los individuos malintencionados de ir más allá. Los monjes creían que cuando el dueño de un Lhasa Apso moría y aún no estaba preparado para el Nirvana, his soul was reincarnated in the body of his animal.

También se acostumbraba a usarla como regalo para los líderes extranjeros. It also, only the Lhasa Apso regalados por el Dalai Lama podían salir del país. They always happened in pairs, to bring luck and prosperity to the recipient. Así es como se introdujeron los primeros súbditos en China hacia 1583, al comienzo de la dinastía manchú.

The international diffusion of Lhasa Apso

It was not until the dawn of the 20th century that the Lhasa Apso came to europe, and more specifically in 1904. It was then that the first import to the UK took place., cuando los soldados británicos que regresaban de la expedición al Tíbet dirigida por Francis Younghusband trajeron de vuelta representantes de la raza. However, was not up 1964 when the Kennel Club, the main canine organization in the country, officially recognized the breed.

In France, was introduced in 1949 by Miss Violette Dupont.

The Lhasa Apso first set foot in North America in 1933, when Thubten Gyatso (1876-1933), the XIII Dalai Lama, offered one to the explorer and naturalist Charles Suydam Cutting (1889-1972).

It took the American Kennel Club only two years to officially recognize the breed, as he did in 1935. La otra organización canina más importante del país, el United Kennel Club, waited until 1975 to do the same.

The International Cynological Federation (FCI), que coordina las organizaciones de un centenar de países, recognized the Lhasa Apso in 1969.

Popularity

The Lhasa Apso is now very popular and is present all over the world.

In United States, ranks 70 (of something less than 200) en el ranking de razas establecido por el American Kennel Club según el número de nacimientos registrados cada año en la organización. This marks a certain decline compared to the first years of the 21st century., when he was rather in the position 40.

In the United Kingdom, the breed is also in sharp decline, after having peaked. Like this, mientras que el número de nacimientos anuales registrados por el Kennel Club se situaba en torno a los 4.000 in the middle of the Decade of 2000 and exceeded 4.500 early in the decade 2010, then collapsed, to the point of dividing by three, with, Therefore, less than 1.500 annual records at the end of the decade of 2010.

The situation is quite similar in France, where the breed reached its peak popularity in the early years 90, with more than 1.500 births in some years. However, before the dawn of the 21st century, ya habían retrocedido por debajo del millar. The Lhasa Apso recovered in the second half of the decade of 2000, flirting with the numbers reached at their peak. However, fell back from 2012, and abruptly. Like this, during the decade of 2010, el número de personas inscritas cada año en el Libro de Orígenes francés (LOF) divided by two, ending the decade in less than 700.

Physical characteristics

The Lhasa Apso it is a small dog with a robust and harmonious appearance. His body is longer than high, and well proportioned. Its front legs are straight. The tail is set high on the back and covered by a long lock of hair.

The skull is small and slightly rounded, with a well defined stop. The ears are soft, medium in size and covered with long hair. Very often hidden under a long fringe of hair, eyes are dark brown and oval. They have an alert expression. The snout is short, straight but not square, and ends in a black nose.

The coat of the Lhasa Apso consists of a medium density undercoat and a long topcoat, Lisa, dense and hard. Hair covers the entire body and usually touches the ground, without ever impeding their movements.

However, because they shed relatively little, they are often promoted as a breed of dog hypoallergenic, which makes them suitable for people with allergies to dogs. However, keep in mind that no breed is totally hypoallergenic: a person who is in this case should always try to carry out a test in real conditions for several hours before any adoption.

In any case, the coat can be of various colors: dorado, sand, honey, dark grey, Slate, black, white or brown. It is smooth in some individuals, and particolorada (that is to say, that mixes several colors) in others.

Last, sexual dimorphism is not very pronounced in this breed: males and females are very similar in size.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 20 – 30 cm.
▷ female size: 18 – 28 cm.
▷ Male weight: 5 – 7 kg
▷ female weight: 4 – 6 kg

Character and skills

The Lhasa Apso He is very loving and protective of his owners. However, a pesar del estrecho vínculo que tiene con ellos, his independent nature allows him to handle loneliness without difficulty. He is not one of those who suffer from separation anxiety when his owners are absent for a few hours.

Get along well with children old enough to have learned to interact with and respect an animal, which makes him a very good playmate. On the other hand, by not being very patient, can quickly become overwhelmed by young children who are noisy, that move a lot or that hurt you, and then he risks at any moment to react abruptly. Therefore, it is not recommended that you live with younger children. In any case, Whatever your race, a dog should never be left alone with a young child without adult supervision.

Probably because he loves his family and seeks to protect them, the Lhasa Apso It, on the other hand, suspicious of strangers. They do not hesitate to bark when they perceive a threat or a stranger approaching their home, and are usually perceptive enough to quickly determine if the person is a friend or foe of their family. Therefore, he is an excellent alert dog. However, not only uses their vocalizations to raise the alarm: it is known to bark a lot, even in situations that don't justify it. Esto se debe probablemente a su oído altamente desarrollado, que le permite oír ruidos y sonidos inaudibles para los humanos e incluso para algunas otras razas.

Living with their little fellows usually goes well, how much have they grown up together. Otherwise, for its dominant character, it can be more complicated. Given its size, it is also better to avoid living with a large dog, ya que éste podría hacerle daño involuntariamente, for example while playing together. There is also a risk with people who are on your walks. In fact, como es muy valiente y se ve a sí mismo como más grande y poderoso de lo que realmente es, does not hesitate to play with (or sometimes face) other dogs much bigger than him, sin darse cuenta de que podrían herirle involuntariamente durante sus interacciones.

Have you share your home with a representative of another species (cat, rodent, bird…) it is very possible. In fact, does not have a very pronounced predatory instinct, and he is not one of those who begins to chase the small animals that are during his walks. La única excepción son los que se atreven a entrar en su territorio, por ejemplo en su jardín.

The Lhasa Apso you don't need much to satisfy your need for exercise. However, media hora al día, through two or three walks and / or play sessions, es un mínimo por debajo del cual no debes mantenerlo equilibrado. On the other hand, if you are happy to accompany your masters on short walks, its resistance is quite limited: you don't have to count on him to walk for hours. In fact, its low level of activity makes it an ideal companion for the elderly or sedentary. However, do not neglect to exercise daily, tanto por su bienestar psicológico como físico, especially since it is a breed of dog that tends to be overweight.

It also, the Lhasa Apso no sólo necesita ser estimulado físicamente. In fact, You also have to take advantage of his curiosity and his great intelligence so that he is psychologically balanced. Therefore, It may be convenient not only to vary the routes and activities of the walk, but also, for example, regularly teach him new tricks or let him play different dog sports such as agility, obedience or rally, que le permiten ejercitarse tanto física como mentalmente.

As soon as your needs are met, easily adapts to all places in life, showing himself capable of living both in the city and in the country, in an apartment like in a house. Having said that, even if you have access to a garden, su independencia no significa que pueda pasar la mayor parte del tiempo allí, away from their masters. In fact, to be happy and balanced, you need to be surrounded and interact with your family.

However, it is important to note that the Lhasa Apso is independent, stubborn and not really inclined to spontaneously obey. It also, if you don't like something, does not hesitate to express his discontent. It also, matures very slowly and can remain a puppy in your head until 3 years. Therefore, not really suitable for a person who has no experience with dogs, ya que podría darle demasiados problemas.

Education

The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent dog, but independent and stubborn. It also, matures slowly, to the point that some individuals remain puppies on their heads for up to three years. Obviously, this is not without consequences on their education: has difficulty concentrating and taking learning sessions seriously.

Everything is combined so that obeying is not necessarily the most natural thing for him, not the first thing on his priority list. Esto es tanto más cierto cuanto que es dominante y no duda en cuestionar las reglas y poner a prueba los límites; si percibe un defecto que le permita hacer lo que le plazca o incluso ocupar el papel de líder, does not hesitate to exploit it.

Therefore, its owner must be firm from the first months and not let it get away with it, at the risk of allowing the development of “small dog syndrome”. Esta última aparece cuando los propietarios, too moved by the pretty and harmless looks of their young companion, do not correct -or not enough- their inappropriate behaviors (grunts, barking, aggressiveness…), como harían con un perro más grande. This is the best way to make it disobedient, aggressive, perturbado y difícil de vivir. It also, después es muy difícil corregir la situación, once bad habits have been established.

This is the case, for example, of the barking, since it is known to bark excessively. No hay que esperar para intentar hacerle entender las circunstancias en las que es inútil hacerlo y aquellas en las que, on the other hand, is pertinent. You also have to teach him to stop when asked.

To avoid drifts or failures in your education, It is important that each of the members of the house is involved in it and makes sure that the current regulations are respected to the letter. These rules must be established from their arrival in the family and be constant over time and from one person to another., otherwise he runs the risk of getting lost and not being able to understand what is expected of him.

It also, ya sea para hacerle asimilar las normas o para enseñarle diversas cosas útiles, a certain regularity is necessary to obtain results, and it is better to start from your arrival in the family. Short daily sessions are great for keeping you focused on the tasks at hand, as it tends to get bored quickly. Positive reinforcement is the best training method: premiarlo con golosinas y estímulos es mucho más eficaz que un castigo severo.

Last, like any dog, the socialization of Lhasa Apso should be started at an early age, during which it is more malleable and adaptable. To become a well-adjusted adult and behave correctly in all circumstances, necesita conocer al mayor número posible de personas y animales durante sus primeros meses de vida, así como estar expuesto a todo tipo de situaciones y estímulos.

Health

The Lhasa Apso is generally robust and healthy. It is also not unusual for representatives of the breed to live to 20 years or more.

It also, sus orígenes tibetanos y su pelaje bien provisto (that is not alien) explican que sea particularmente resistente al frío y la humedad.Por otro lado, is much less comfortable when mercury peaks, or even frankly in great difficulty., your flattened face implies a markedly lower than average respiratory ventilation capacity and, Therefore, a less good ability to regulate your internal temperature by panting.Particularly prone to heatstroke, it's not done, for example, to live in a Mediterranean climate.

Although he is in good general health, es posible que padezca diversas patologías más o menos graves a lo largo de su vida.Los problemas de salud a los que así está predispuesto son:

  • the síndrome braquicefálico, Which affectssnub-nosed and star-nosed dog breeds.In fact, this morphological peculiarity predisposes the animal to various health problems, like breathing difficulties, enfermedades oculares o trastornos digestivos.Se puede considerar una intervención quirúrgica para agrandar las fosas nasales del animal y así aumentar su capacidad respiratoria;
  • the Hip Dysplasia, joint malformation whose appearance may be enhanced by a hereditary predisposition, produces pain and lameness in the hips and inevitably progresses toosteoarthritis aas the dog ages;
  • the dislocation of the patella (or dislocation of the patella), común en perros pequeños.Ocurre cuando la rótula se mueve hacia adentro o hacia afuera de la rodilla y puede causar dolor y / the cojera;
  • the herniated disc, una enfermedad de la columna vertebral que provoca un dolor cada vez más difícil de afrontar para el animal, which can therefore be aggressive when manipulated or the door. It also has more and more difficulties to move, he even ends up paralyzed.In less advanced cases, rest and medication are usually sufficient, pero en otros es necesaria la cirugía;
  • inguinal hernia, que se manifiesta por la aparición de una masa blanda e indolora entre la cara interna del muslo y el abdomen.Afecta principalmente a mujeres no esterilizadas y se cura mediante intervención quirúrgica;
  • congenital renal dysplasia, una malformación de los riñones cuyos síntomas pueden ser muy variados: growth retardation, dull coat, lack of appetite, dirt … In all cases, it is a serious and incurable disease;
  • urolitiasis (or bladder stone), which is the formation of stones in the urinary tract., the dog experiences difficulty urinating or even gets dirty and / o la presencia de sangre en la orina.El tratamiento consiste en la remoción quirúrgica del cálculo;
  • congenital hydrocephalus, a disease of the nervous system that can have many consequences: strabismus, bulging skull, stunted growth, locomotive difficulties,epileptic attacks, vision problems … Los tratamientos médicos reducen los síntomas, pero también es posible plantearse una intervención quirúrgica para resolver el problema en la fuente;
  • type B hemophilia (or Christmas disease), a blood clotting disorder that is often inherited, affects mainly males and causes heavy or prolonged bleeding, así como la aparición espontánea de hematomas.Es una patología grave e incurable: even if thedog transfusionsare possible during severe bleeding, usually dies young;
  • the periodontics, una enfermedad inflamatoria irreversible del tejido gingival poco común en todo el canino y particularmente ensmall breeds.Aparece por mala higiene bucal y provoca inflamación de las encías.En los casos más graves, teeth eventually loosen and fall out at an early stage, thetreatment of periodontics isbased on desquamation and good oral hygiene When the disease is in an advanced stage, es necesaria una cirugía para extraer los dientes afectados;
  • the infectionsdel oído, frequent inflammation inrazas de perros con orejas caídas;
  • the dermatitis by Malassezia, a dermatological disease caused by the multiplication of the yeast called Malassezia, which usually causes redness, itching and greasing the skin of the animal;
  • the adenitis sebácea, a relatively rare skin disease destroys the sebum-producing glands, causing dry skin, pérdida total o parcial del cabello y aparición de costras que pueden desprender malos olores.Hay tratamientos disponibles para reducir los síntomas, but the disease itself is incurable;
  • allergies, either food allergies or atopy., the animal scratches repeatedly and skin lesions may appear.

The Lhasa Apso it is also particularly prone to certain eye diseases:

  • the progressive atrophy, an incurable inherited disease characterized by degeneration of the retina, resulting in progressive loss of vision, night and then day, until the individual becomes totally blind;
  • the glaucoma, una enfermedad ocular que se puede heredar.Provoca la degeneración del nervio óptico y la retina.Esta dolorosa patología para el animal progresa rápidamente a una pérdida total o parcial de la vista, unless it is seen urgently;
  • dry conjunctivitis, a disease that can be inherited due to insufficient tear production, resulting in dry eye, inflammation of the eyelids, Red eyes, repeated blinking of the eyelids, presence of scabs and / o secreción amarillenta.Todos estos síntomas obviamente causan dolor e incomodidad al animal.En casos graves, también pueden aparecer llagas y causar úlceras que pueden conducir a la perforación o pérdida del ojo.Esta afección generalmente requiere un tratamiento de por vida;
  • nictitating gland prolapse (or cherry eye), una afección oftalmológica de la glándula lagrimal.Los signos más comunes son la aparición de una pequeña bola roja en la esquina interna del ojo y ojos llorosos.Es tratada con una intervención quirúrgica;
  • the entropion, which corresponds to a curl of the edge of the eyelid towards the inside of the eye and can be inherited., irritation and inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva, caused by repeated eyelash rubbing and / o pelos en partes frágiles del ojo.El problema se puede solucionar con la ayuda de una cirugía;
  • corneal dystrophy, a corneal disease often inherited in origin that results in clouding of the cornea in both eyes.There are two types of dystrophies: lípidas y endoteliales.Los primeros no comprometen la visión y no requieren un tratamiento especial.Este último, on the other hand, can cause blindness, pero es tratable mediante cirugía;
  • distiquiasis, an eye disease characterized by abnormally implanted eyelashes which may be asymptomatic or cause irritation, itchiness, redness of the eyes or even the formation of aúlcera corneal.Different techniques are used to treat affected people;
  • It also, the Lhasa Apso has a fairly high risk of Obesity.Este último puede provocar o agravar muchas patologías, and therefore have a significant impact on the health of the animal.

The list of ailments to which you are predisposed Lhasa Apso can be overwhelming at first glance, pero conviene recordar que siguen siendo raras y que la mayoría de los representantes de la raza pasan la vida libres de problemas.Esto se confirma en particular por un estudio realizado en 2004 by the Kennel Club and the British Association of Small Animal Veterinarians: the 32% of the deaths studied were simply caused by old age (32%), way ahead of cancers (18%) and diseases, kidneys (7%).

However, knowing that some of the diseases to which the breed is predisposed are or may be hereditary, it is important to adopt from acreatorrigorous ofLhasa Apso.In fact, in addition to guaranteeing quality socialization to the puppies, a serious breeder routinely performs genetic testing on individuals he plans to breed (or also in the offspring obtained), to prevent the transmission of a hereditary defect., must be able to present the results of the tests in question, además de presentar un certificado de buena salud establecido por un veterinario así como el detalle de las vacunas administradas, recorded in the puppy's health or vaccination record.

Once the animal is adopted, We must not lose sight of the fact that it is particularly fragile throughout its growth., particularly when it comes to your bones and joints., se recomienda encarecidamente no obligarlo a realizar esfuerzos físicos demasiado intensos durante este período, ya que correría el riesgo de lesionarse o incluso desarrollar malformaciones, with potentially long-lasting consequences.This is all the more true since this dog is predisposed to certain joint problems (dislocation of the patella and Hip Dysplasia).

Finally, whatever your age and like any other race, everything Lhasa Apso must be taken at least once a year to the vet for a complete check-up, que al mismo tiempo permita asegurarse de que se mantiene al día con su retirada de vacunas.

Life expectancy

14 years

Grooming

The Lhasa Apso It is not for those who do not have time or desire to spend a lot of time caring for their dog's coat. In fact, to remove dead hair and prevent mat formation, its long coat must be brushed at least three or four times a week, with a special brush or glove. Although the molt remains moderate throughout the year, brushing should be done daily during spring and fall seasonal moult.

If it is not maintained regularly enough, hair gets tangled, preventing the skin from breathing. This favors the proliferation of bacteria and the skin problems that they can cause. It also, it is very painful for the animal - even impossible- detangle the hairs with a simple brush, y entonces suele ser necesario un paso por una peluquería profesional.

It also, as the length of its fur makes it often touch the ground, tends to easily accumulate dirt and give off bad odors. Therefore, es necesario lavarlo con un champú adaptado a los perros, once every one or two months. However, you should not wash your dog more than this, as this will remove the sebum that protects you from skin problems. When you bathe, you must be careful not to get the inside of your dog's ears wet, since they are especially sensitive. It is also recommended to clean the dog's coat directly after bathing rather than letting it air dry, ya que esto podría restarle belleza y brillo.

To avoid the task of untangling, or to be needed less often, many owners of Lhasa Apso choose to keep their pet's hair short. Whether they do it themselves or use the services of a professional dog groomer, the coat should be trimmed with scissors or trimmed every two months to keep the coat clean.

However, even if the fur stays long, a small cut is necessary every one or two months to prevent the animal from being hindered when moving and to reduce the risk of infection caused by small plants or spikelets that get stuck in the fur.

The hanging ears of the Lhasa Apso they also require special attention. In effect, esta particularidad morfológica hace que la humedad y la suciedad puedan acumularse fácilmente allí, and be the source of infections such as otitis. Therefore, you have to inspect them and, if required, clean them once a week, y secarlos cada vez que haya estado en contacto con el agua o haya pasado mucho tiempo en un lugar húmedo.

The weekly maintenance of your ears is also the occasion to check your eyes and clean their contour, to reduce the risk of infections.

You can also take the opportunity to brush your dog's teeth, making sure to use a toothpaste specially designed for dogs. This will help prevent tartar buildup., which can cause bad breath and, above all, the appearance of oral diseases such as periodontal disease, que es muy común en los Lhasa Apso and it can have serious consequences on your health. Knowing this, the ideal is to brush several times a week, o incluso todos los días.

Looking at its claws, natural wear and tear is usually enough to file them. However, when the animal becomes older and / or less active, they can get too long and bother you, or even injuring you. In this case, they need to be trimmed with a claw trimmer or special file.

Whether the fur, the ears, the eyes, teeth or claws, maintaining a Lhasa Apso should not be done randomly. Es útil aprenderlas la primera vez con un veterinario o un peluquero en caso de duda, to know the good techniques and to be able to act effectively and safely, without hurting or harming your pet. It also, como serán muchas las sesiones de peluquería a lo largo de su vida, es conveniente que las sesiones de peluquería del perro se desarrollen con la mayor fluidez posible: getting used to it since childhood is an excellent way to achieve it.

Food

Like any dog, the diet of Lhasa Apso must suit your age, your level of physical activity and your health status. It is recommended to opt for high quality croquettes or industrial patés, to provide you with all the nutritional inputs you need on a daily basis.

In any case, its small size should not lead one to believe that it can be fed with food intended for cats. In fact, the two species do not have the same nutritional needs, y él sufriría tanto carencias de algunos nutrientes como excesos de otros.

In this case, es aún más importante estar atento, since this breed has a predisposition to being overweight. Esto es aún más cierto en el caso de un individuo castrado, because the risk of obesity is then more important. Dividir su ración diaria en al menos dos comidas es una buena manera de evitar que clame durante el día, since he knows that a second meal awaits him a little later. It is also better to avoid abusing the treats, although they can obviously be very effective in educating you. A good habit may be to systematically deduct your caloric intake from your daily allowance., In addition to, of course, optar por productos bajos en calorías.

At the same time, weighing the dog once or twice a month makes it possible to quickly detect any deviations. Si esto se confirma o incluso se acentúa en las siguientes mediciones, it is advisable to take the dog to the vet, since only he can determine the cause of the problem and remedy it. In fact, your diet and activity level are not always the cause: weight gain may be due to illness or a reaction to treatment, for example.

Last, like any dog, the Lhasa Apso debe tener agua a su disposición durante todo el día, regularly renewed so that it is always fresh.

Utility

Until the 20th century, the Lhasa Apso It was used by Tibetan monks and nobles to guard and protect palaces, Buddhist temples and monasteries. Su finísimo oído le permitía dar la alerta rápidamente en caso de peligro.

In fact, incluso hoy en día, its courage and protective nature allow it to stand out as a warning dog.

However, ahora lo encontramos empleado principalmente como animal de compañía. In fact, his affectionate and cheerful character makes him an endearing companion. If we add their low need for exercise, we will understand that it easily finds its place in many homes and places in life. This is especially true because they shed less hair and produce less dandruff than many other breeds., making them a great potential choice for someone with a dog allergy. Having said that, dado que puede haber grandes diferencias de un individuo a otro y que ningún perro es totalmente hipoalergénico, real-life testing is always essential by spending several hours with the animal you are considering adopting.

Its small size, its long coat and elegance also make the Lhasa Apso a regular at dog shows. However, cualquier propietario que se plantee inscribir a su perro en concursos de belleza debe disponer de mucho tiempo y de un marcado interés por la peluquería, since then a daily brushing and several hours of maintenance a week is necessary to maintain a well-groomed coat and address these events in the best conditions.

His kindness and sweetness also make him a very good hospital therapy dog, nursing homes and nursing homes.

Last, their intelligence and liveliness can be put to the test in various dog sports such as agility, obedience or rally.

Price

The price of a puppy Lhasa Apsoor ranges between 500 and 1.500 EUR, being the average of about 900 EUR, without great differences between males and females.

whatever the country, the significant price differences between the specimens are generally explained by the greater or lesser conformity of the animal with the breed standard, así como por el prestigio de la cría y el linaje del que procede.


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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 9: Section 5: Tibetan breeds
  • AKCToy
  • ANKC – (Toy)
  • CKC – Group 5 – (Toy)
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKCToy
  • UKC – Group 8 – Companion dog


FCI breed standard "Lhasa Apso"

FCIFCI - Lhasa Apso
Lhasa

Alternative names:

    1. Lhasa, Lion Dog (English).
    2. Apso Seng Kyi (French).
    3. Lhasaterrier, Löwenhund (German).
    4. Nome original 拉薩犬 (Portuguese).
    5. Perro león/span> (español).

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Do khyi
Tíbet FCI 230 - Molossoid . Mountain

The Do khyi It is not a dog to live with children.

Dogo del Tíbet

It is a breed native to Tibet, It appeared to the year 8000 to. C. Ancient working breed of nomadic herders of the Himalaya and a traditional guardian of the Tibetan monasteries. It has been surrounded by great mysticism since it was discovered in ancient times..

It is a companion dog, Guard and protection; slow to mature, females only reach their apogee between 2 and 3 years and males at least the 4 years.

Otros nombres: Dogo del Tíbet / Do-Khy / Dogue du Tibet / Tibet-Dogge / Tibetan Mastiff

Crupo 2 / Section 2 – molosoides

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Tibetan Terrier
Tíbet FCI 209 . Tibetan breeds.

The Tibetan Terrier, despite being considered a sacred dog in Tibet, He also accompanied the shepherds.

Terrier Tibetano

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History

As the name suggests, the Tibetan Terrier was born on the roof of the world, in the heart of Central Asia.

They celebrate their second millennium, since the first writings on them date back to the beginning of our era. Probablemente emparentado con el Puli húngaro, the Tibetan Terrier, al contrario de lo que su nombre podría sugerir, it was originally a sheepdog. Vivió en armonía con los monjes tibetanos y los nómadas, and his life led him to live with the sheep, the horses and yaks that he guarded. También pastoreaba los rebaños en zonas montañosas demasiado difíciles para los perros más grandes. A good sentry, warned as soon as someone approached. In summary, the Tibetan Terrier was both recognized and Sheepdogs as Companion and Toy Dogs.

Out of respect for his soul, la tradición dictaba que no se debía matar al cachorro más maligno de una camada. On the other hand, was handed over to the monks, who granted him a monastic life. Next to him, was subjected to regular work. Esto explicaría en parte el particular carácter del Tibetan Terrier. This dog is devoid of all aggressiveness, tal vez porque vivía la vida recogida de los monasterios y lo compartía todo con su amo, being totally part of the family. También se dice que tenía la reputación de traer buena suerte.

In fact, considered as a sacred animal and guardian of the temples, this dog was the object of a true cult.

Over the years 20, the DRA. Agnes Greig, an english doctor, received a couple of Tibetan Terrier of one of his patients, a tibetan princess. Así es como esta raza llegó a Europa, cuando el médico trajo estos regalos a su país. Was not up 1930 that the Kennel Club of India recognized the Tibetan Terrier as a pure breed, and in 1931 that the British Kennel Club he did the same.

Before being mistakenly baptized as “Tibetan Terrier” by the english, who classified it in the group of Terriers, the Tibetans called him “Chung-chung-pa“, that means “small person” (unlike in the Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy), it was called “big person”), or “Apso Tchenpo“, that means “Big Apso”, in opposition to “Small apso” what is he Lhasa Apso.

Los franceses habían propuesto llamarlo Tibetan Griffin, but this proposal was not kept. Even today, although call it Pastor tibetano sería mucho más apropiado, this breed still carries a misleading name.

Physical characteristics

The Tibetan Terrier He is a medium-sized dog with a robust complexion and a determined expression.. They are recognized by their fur, generously endowed with long hair that covers most of his body. Has the appearance of a dog that can fit in a perfect square.

▷ Fur: long, abundant, fine (without being silky or woolly), smooth or corrugated (never curled), with a fine, woolly undercoat.
▷ Color: All coat colors are allowed, excepto el chocolate y el hígado. White, grey, cream, dorado, black, Particolored and tricolor.
▷ Head: Well stocked with long hair, falling forward, but never about the eyes. Medium length skull, moderately sharp between ear and eye. The stop is slightly marked.
▷ Ears: V shape, pendants, set high on the sides of the skull and well feathered.
▷ Eyes: His eyes are lined with very long lashes, round, large, quite separate and dark brown.
▷ Body: Muscular, powerful, straight back, short, slightly arched loins, horizontal rump and chest that reaches to the elbow.
▷ Tail: High insertion, average length, happily carried in a loop over the back, with abundant hair.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 35 – 40 cm.
▷ female size: 35 to 40 cm.
▷ Male weight: 8 – 13 kgs.
▷ female weight: 8 – 13 kgs.

Character and skills

The Tibetan Terrier not a real terrier: is a Shepherd Dog belonging to the group of the Companion and Toy Dogs.

This faithful companion is endowed with many attractions. Its sociable, lively, inteligentes y llenos de energía, y no son ni tímidos ni agresivos. Es un perro que se adapta perfectamente a las personas mayores o a las personas solas que quieren compañía.

Si desconfía de los extraños, may be a barker, but he also knows very quickly that there is no danger, if required. Then it quickly calms down.

He has great security in the mountains and is endowed with a sharp intelligence that allows him to react very quickly to danger., but also behave like a gentleman in the city. Always ready to go out for a walk, he also knows how to be close to his master if he can't go out, because you settle for very little exercise.

If we add to this that it is not very noisy, we quickly understand that it is a breed of dog that can live in an apartment without problem.

Last, not content with being too demonstrative with his master and cuddly as desired, the Tibetan Terrier suele apreciar la compañía de otro perro o gato, and gets along very well with children, as long as they respect him and remember that he is not a stuffed animal. On the other hand, it is a dog that tolerates loneliness quite badly, much preferring the presence of his master in all circumstances.

Education

Very smart dog, it is easy and pleasant to work with Tibetan Terrier, although you need to understand the usefulness of what you are being asked to do.

Quite stubborn and not very submissive by nature, the Tibetan Terrier requires from an early age a faultless education, quite firm, but fair. His master must have “an iron hand in a velvet glove” and be infallible, because in general, smart dogs tend to find loopholes, y pueden intentar ocupar el lugar del líder de la manada si consideran que este lugar está vacante.

Health

The Tibetan Terrier it is a robust and resistant dog that does not have particular health problems. It even has a certain longevity.

Thus, two affections are usually noticed:

  • Una anomalía de la vascularización de la retina, which can lead to long-term blindness;
  • Hip Dysplasia, to a greater or lesser degree.

You can also suffer from deafness or neurological disorders, and also seems to be predisposed to diabetes mellitus.

Life expectancy

14 years

Grooming

During their annual molts, in spring and autumn, the Tibetan Terrier lose a lot of hair, which is quite visible as it has a long coat. During this time, es necesario cepillarlo prácticamente todos los días para evitar los nudos y mantener la belleza de su pelaje.

The rest of the year, es necesario un cepillado minucioso y regular cada dos días. However, mowing can be used to simplify maintenance.

It also, hair under your pads should be cut regularly.

Price:

The purchase price of a Tibetan Terrier oscila entre los 900€ y los 1000€.

breeders of the “Tibetan Terrier”

Images "Tibetan Terrier"

Photos:

1 – Tibetan Terrier in the snow by Mr407SW, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Tibetan Terrier of about 7 meses by PateraIncus, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Tibetan Terrier by Ian McFeganFlickr
4 – Tibetan Terrier purebred male 8 años luciendo un ‘corte de cachorro’ by Getsnarky, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Tibetan Terrier Daisy, taking a breather during agility class at Dog Barn, 16 in March of 2012 by Ian McFeganFlickr
6 – Tibetan Terrier by Acid Pix, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 9: Section 5: Tibetan breeds
  • AKCToy
  • ANKC – (Toy)
  • CKC – Group 5 – (Toy)
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKCToy
  • UKC – Group 8 – Companion dog


FCI breed standard "Tibetan Terrier"

FCIFCI - Tibetan Terrier
Terrier

Alternative names:

    1. Tsang Apso, Dokhi Apso (English).
    2. Terrier du Tibet, Dhoki Apso (French).
    3. Tibetan Terrier, Tsang Apso (German).
    4. Tibetan Terrier (Portuguese).
    5. Tibetan Terrier, Lhasa Terrier, Tibet Apso,
    Tsang Apso
    (español).

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Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy)
Tíbet FCI 230 - Molossoid . Mountain


Mastín Tibetano

The Tibetan Mastiff It is not a dog to live with children.

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Characteristics "Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy)" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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History of “Tibetan Mastiff”


The Tibetan Mastiff o Doge of Tibet (Do-Khy), is a dog native to Tibet, It appeared to the year 8000 to. C.

The “Mastin Tibetano” It is an ancient race of work of the pastoralists of the Himalayas and a traditional guardian of Tibetan monasteries. Its history has been surrounded by great mysticism since it was discovered in ancient times.. Since its mention by Aristotle (384 – 322 to. C.) at the famous writings of Marco Polo, who went to Asia in 1271, all historical reports praise the natural strength and grandeur of the Doge of Tibet, both physically and mentally.

Until his barking It has been described as unique and as a characteristic of the highly treasured breed.

The outstanding European cinófilos of the past like Martin and Youatt, Megnin, Beckmann, Siber as well as Strebel, Bylandt have intensively investigated the Tibetan Mastiff, being fascinated with their origin and role in the Tibetan culture.

One of the first Tibetan doges to reach the western shores was a male specimen sent to Queen Victoria by Lord Hardinge. (at that time viceroy of the India) in 1847. Later in 1880 Edward VII (then Prince of Wales), took 2 dogs return to England. One of the earliest records of litter of Doges Tibetans was in 1898, born in the Berlin Zoo.

Considered as the race led all large mountain races and all mastiffs.

According to testimonies dating back to 2.000 years before Christ, the Tibetan Mastiff was used by the Assyrians as a war dog and for the custody of prisoners..

It still appears with the same appearance as in the Babylonian bas-reliefs, Egyptians and Greeks, showing in this way the great diffusion in very ancient times.

The Roman conquests and invasions of Asian peoples, It spread quickly to the basin of the Mediterranean giving rise to all the races of molossians Europeans, many of pastor and other rescue as the St. Bernard, the Newfoundland and the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

Characteristics Tibetan Mastiff

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mastin tibetano

Mastín tibetano

Mastin Tibetano

It is a companion dog, Guard and protection; slow to mature, females only reach their apogee between 2 and 3 years and males at least the 4 years.

It is a dog powerful, heavy, good bone structure. Impressive, solemn but kindly appearance.
They have the feet quite large, strong and compact. They have the shape of the feet of cat with long hair between the toes. Its walk is strong, free, always light and elastic. In fast walks it tends to bring the members closer in a medium line. When walking, It seems slow and careful.
Males have, notably, more hair than females. The quality of the hair is of greater importance than quantity. Primarily the hair should be fairly long and dense.

When the weather is cold it should have a layer of hairs, internal and thick that becomes sparse in the hot months.

The hair is fine but hard, straight and roughness. Never silky, curly or wavy. The hair of the inner layer, When it has, is quite woolly. The neck and shoulders are covered with hair giving the appearance of a mane. The tail is covered with dense and bushy hair. The upper rear of the hindlimbs is pretty long hair forms fringes.

They are of color intense Black, black and tan, brown, various shades of gold, grey and blue; grey and blue and fire. The fire color varies from a very intense hue to lighter colors.

It allows a White Star on the chest. Minimal white spots are acceptable on the feet. Heat stains appear on the eyes, in the lower extremities, on the underside of the tail, around the snout, and in the form of sunglasses around the eyes.

Character “Tibetan Mastiff”

Respect to temperament, the race many experts agree that is a dog difficult in nature or complex..., is distant, and too independent to the point of being unpredictable because rarely leaves knowing their true intentions.

The Tibetan Mastiff It is a very brave dog that not afraid of anything, and that makes it in a excellent guardian.

His family is very love and abiding, but it is completely distrustful to strangers, and that can lead it to bite a stranger, for that reason it is not usually a dog suitable for novices... Since, If do not have education and training appropriate and responsible, It can be a real danger.

By that peculiar and especially unpredictable nature, race scholars pose that not is a dog ideal to live with children.

It is one of the oldest breeds of origin and is still used today in the Himalayan chain for the custody of herds and as a guardian of monasteries..

In the discharge of this function is safe and incorruptible, fierce and dangerous with strangers, as almost all races that can be defined as “old” and whose character has been forged in the course of the centuries.

It has little spread outside of Asia, even in the world of the cinophilia, It is little frequent to see copies of this race to participate in international dog shows.

Observations

Even in Tibet it is on the verge of extinction due to the difficulties involved in raising dogs of that size..

The price of a Mastin Tibetano currently ranges between 1500 and 2000 EUR, a few 1700 and 2400 $.

In the news, the breeding of the Tibetan Mastiff develops almost exclusively in England.

Health “Tibetan Mastiff”

The Tibetan Mastiff have some health conditions that may be worrisome. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, the persistence of the pupillary membranes (an eye disorder) and demyelinating neuropathy inherited from canines.

Not all of these diseases are detectable in a growing puppy, and it can be difficult to predict whether an animal will be free of these ailments., so you should find a trusted breeder who is committed to raising the healthiest animals possible. Must be able to produce an independent certification that the parents of the dog (and grandparents, etc.) have been screened for these defects and considered healthy for breeding. That's where health records come in..

Careful breeders screen their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest, best-looking specimens., but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good husbandry practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases the dog can still live a good life.. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in your line and the cause of death.

Keep in mind that Tibetan Mastiffs mature very slowly. They will not reach their full size until they have 3 to 5 years of age.

Remember that after bringing a new puppy home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keeping a Tibetan mastiff at an appropriate weight is one of the easiest ways to prolong its life. Make the most of your preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

The toilet “Tibetan Mastiff”

The Tibetan Mastiff has a long, thick double coat, with males having more luxurious coverage than females. The heavy undercoat is soft and woolly; the top layer is straight with a hard texture. The amount of hair on the neck and shoulders gives the Tibetan Mastiff the appearance of having a mane. Its tail and “britches” (the rear thighs) they are also heavily covered. There is no need to trim any part of the coat unless you want to give your feet a cleaner look. With regular brushing, should not need frequent baths.

Brush to Tibetan Mastiff several times a week to remove dead hair and maintain healthy skin and coat. During the molting season, you'll want to brush it daily to keep your hair down under control.

The rest is basic care. Trim nails as needed, usually every week or two. Brush your teeth frequently with a veterinarian-approved pet toothpaste for overall good health and fresh breath.

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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  • Section : . .

Federations:

FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC

FCI standard of the breed "Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy)"

FCIFCI - Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy)
Mastiff

Alternative names:

    1. Mastiff (English).
    2. Mastiff du Tibet (French).
    3. Tibetdogge, Tibetanische Dogge, Tibetmastiff (German).
    4. Mastiff tibetano (Portuguese).
    5. Dogo del Tíbet (español).