Tibetan Spaniel Dog Breed Information

Found in early Eastern art dating back as far as 1100 BC, Tibetan Spaniels were prized as pets and companions in Tibetan monasteries. Referred to as "little Lions" by their masters, they would sit on monastery walls and keep watch over the countryside below, barking to alert the monastery inhabitants of any impending trouble.

The breed's development was influenced by dogs from China and other Buddhist countries, as Tibbies were sent between the countries as gifts.

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