Dog Breed Group: Companion Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: Male: 5-7, Female: 4-6
Height: Male: 9-11, Female: 8-10
Origin of Name: Tibetan Spaniels are a social breed that needs regular contact with their humans.
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Respect for animals holds a special place in Eastern belief and legend. In that spirit, Buddhist monks played a major role in promoting and preserving Tibet's native dog breeds. The monks held the Tibbis primarily as companions, but also as sentinels, who worked closely with their cousin, the Tibetan Mastiff. Tibby was the visionary sentinel who sat atop the monastery's walls and scanned the horizon for a friend or foe. And they undoubtedly made favorable bed warmers on those subzero Himalayan nights.