FCI-Standard N° 231 / 11. 05. 1998 / GB


ORIGIN : Tibet.

PATRONAGE : Great Britain.


UTILIZATION : Companion Dog.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :  Group     9     Companion and Toy Dogs.
                                               Section    5     Tibetan breeds.
                                               Without working trial.


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GENERAL APPEARANCE : Small, active and alert.  Well balanced in general outline, slightly longer in body than height at withers.

BEHAVIOUR  / TEMPERAMENT : Gay and assertive, highly intelligent, aloof with strangers.  Alert, loyal but independant.

HEAD : Small in proportion to body, carried proudly.  Masculine in dogs but free from coarseness.

Skull : Slightly domed, moderate width and length.
Stop : Slight but defined.

Nose : Black preferred.
Muzzle : Medium in length.  Blunt with cushioning, free from wrinkle.  Chin showing some depth and width.
Jaws/Teeth : Slightly undershot.  Teeth evenly placed and the lower jaw wide between the canine teeth.  Full dentition desirable.  Teeth and tongue not showing when mouth closed.
Eyes : Dark brown, oval, bright and expressive, medium size, set fairly well apart but forward looking.  Rims black.
Ears : Medium size, pendant, well feathered in adults, set fairly high.  Slight lift from the skull desirable but must not fly.  Large, heavy, low set ears un-typical.

NECK : Moderately short, strong and well set on.  Covered with a mane or « shawl » of longer hair, more pronounced in dogs than bitches.

BODY : Slightly longer from withers to root of tail than the height at withers.
Back : Level.
Ribs : Good spring of rib.

TAIL : Set high, richly plumed and carried in a gay curl or over back when moving. (Not to be penalised for drooping tail when standing).


FOREQUARTERS : Moderate bone; forelegs slightly bowed but firm at shoulder.
Shoulders : Well laid.

HINDQUARTERS : Well made and strong.
Stifle : Moderate turn.
Hocks : Well let down, straight when viewed from GO BACK TO LIST.

FEET : Harefoot.  Small and neat with feathering between toes often extending beyond the feet.  Round cat-feet undesirable.


GAIT / MOVEMENT : Quick-moving, straight, free, positive.


HAIR : Topcoat silky in texture, smooth on face and front of legs, of moderate length on body, but lying rather flat.  Undercoat fine and dense.  Ears and back of forelegs nicely feathered, tail and buttocks well furnished with longer hair.  Not overcoated, bitches tend to carry less coat and mane than dogs.

COLOUR : All colours and mixture of colours permissible.

SIZE AND WEIGHT  : Height about 25.4 cm (10 ins).
Weight : Ideal 4.1 to 6.8 kgs (9-15 lbs).

FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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this dog of small ransom is similar   to the pekinese but with the snout leggermente devout along, the hair devout short and does not have no extra skin around to the eyes.
devout along that high. It must have a fierce portamento. The advanced part of the head leggermente rounded off (cupola skull), the cut snout, have mento the much wide high and, the stop light but obvious. The nose would have preferibilmente to be black; the color eyes dark brown, ovals with the edge of the eyelids black, donate to the dog one lively and expressive look. The teeth and the language, when the mouth sluice, would not have to be visible. The tibetan spaniel leggermente prognato in the dentale dellarcata inferior part. The tail of the tibetan is introduced like a folto piumino ricurvo on the back; it has unattaccatura high and capacity gladly.   The orecchie, attacked much high, are equipped pendants and of unabbondante frangiatura. Lattaccatura of the orecchie must be high, preferibile that leggermente are detached from the skull but they do not have to be oscillating on cheeks.    The neck medium short but strongly and covered from one criniera of long hairs devout, present in emphasized way devout in the males rather than in the females.

The Tibetan clever, careful Spaniel much and intelligent one. And much protecting cake and with its family above all with the children but at the same time much mistrustful distaccato and with the disowned ones. And a good dog from guard: abbaier every qualvolta to feel a noise suspicion or vedr to enter in house some disowned. And much faithful and become attached to its family also remaining a dog of independent nature and for this potr to turn out to times difficult laddestramento.

Problems of health:
They do not suffer from devout the common problems of health, but seen the conformation of the rather short snout, they can have difficolt respiratory.

Living conditions:
The Tibetan Spaniel a dog dappartamento. Not necessary the garden.

The Tibetan Spaniel demands a moderated physical exercise. Apprezzer long walks with its landladies!

12-15 years

This dog has one dumb allanno and dobbligo one brushed to the day in order to maintain its cape in order.

The race as it leaves to intuire the name, be originated in Tibet. One believes that in its veins blood of Pekinese, Carlino and Japanese Spaniel slides.   They have been finds riconducibili Chinese bronzes to you to the 1100 a.c. representing dogs many somiglianti to the Tibetan. One says that they were the companions and the caretakers of the monasteri Tibetani: seated on high the devout walls of town-walls, they perceived theirs monaci, barking, larrivo of pilgrims or intruders. Still today,   they love to be based in high places for having full load control of what it happens around to they.