Although known as a spaniel, the dog’s name is rather misleading. The breed appears more closely related to the Pekingese, but is not so exaggerated in terms of its type. The face of the Tibetan Spaniel is less compressed and its coat not as profuse.
History of Tibetan Spaniel
This highly intelligent dog was associated with the monasteries of Tibet and reputedly turned the prayer wheels.
The Tibetan Spaniel is a loyal, affectionate dog and has an energetic nature.
Identification keys of Tibetan Spaniel
strong, well-made hindquarters
slightly domed skull
slightly bowed forelegs
Lhasa Apso Although small in stature, the Lhasa Apso is a hardy dog, has a fine sense of hearing, and makes an excellent watchdog. While the name “Lhasa” probably refers to the capital of Tibet “apso” may mean “goat-like” - a reference to this breed’s long, coarse coat. The luxuriant coat is its […]
Miniature Poodle Well-proportioned and squarely built, the Miniature Poodle lies between the larger Standard and the tiny Toy in size. This intelligent breed has a sporty disposition, and is easy to train.
History of Miniature Poodle
Poodles probably derive from the Pudel, an old German […]
Japanese Chin There is a distinct similarity between this breed and the Pekingese, but the Japanese Chin is both taller and of a lighter build. The coat of a puppy is relatively short compared with that of an adult dog.
History of Japanese Chin
Queen Victoria, a keen dog lover, had two Japanese […]
Japanese Spitz This delightful spitz breed has a striking, long coat, which must always be pure white in colour. This feature can serve to distinguish it from the miniature form of the American Eskimo, which is otherwise extremely similar.
History of Japanese Spitz
The Japanese Spitz is thought to […]
Basenji The most distinctive feature of the alert, finely built Basenji becomes apparent only when it is disturbed: instead of barking like other dogs, it has unique yodelling and chortling calls.
History of Basenji
The Basenji was developed as a hunting dog in the Congo and it may be related […]