Despite its diminutive size, this breed is still used to herd stock in its native Tibet. This dog is not a true terrier, however, and is more like a small Old English Sheepdog.
History of Tibetan Terrier
The breed was introduced to Europe by Dr. Greig, who brought a pair to England in the 1930s.
Many Tibetan Terriers can trace their ancestry back to the original pair.
Other Names of Tibetan Terrier: Dhokhi Apso.
Identification keys of Tibetan Terrier
V-shaped, heavily feathered ears
straight or wavy coat
large, round feet
Maltese Of bichon stock, this tiny, attractive dog has a long, silky, pure-white coat which contrasts starkly with its dark, oval-shaped eyes and black eye rims.
The coat may have slight lemon-coloured markings, notably in the vicinity of the head.
History of Maltese
Possibly the oldest of […]
Continental Toy Spaniel: Phalene Closely related to the Papillon the Phalene can be readily distinguished from it by its ears, which hang down on the sides of its head.
History of Continental Toy Spaniel (Phalene)
The breed was popular in Italy during the Renaissance, and was well known in European royal […]
Papillon This dainty little dog is closely related to the Phalene, but it can easily be distinguished by its erect ears. Its name, Papillon, the French for “butterfly”, refers to the shape of its ears.
History of Papillon
This breed often featured in paintings by the Flemish artist Van […]
American Cocker Spaniel Smaller than its English counterpart, and with a much longer coat, the American Cocker Spaniel was developed in the USA in the last century.
A black American Cocker must be jet black, with no trace of brown or liver shadings.To be classified as black and tan, tan markings must […]
Havanese This dog is of bichon stock, and is related to such breeds as the Bichon Frise. It has a profuse double coat and is usually cream, gold, silver, blue or black.
History of Havanese
It is believed to have been brought to Cuba by sailors from the Canaries.
This breed is become […]