Category: Non Sporting Dogs
Facts about Tibetan Spaniel Dogs, "Scientific name for Tibetan Spaniel Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Tibetan Spaniel dog is an ancient breed dating back to over two thousand year ago and native to Tibet. The Tibetan Spaniel Dog was produced by dogs from various Buddhist countries and China. The Tibetan Spaniel Dogs were special and were given as gifts to royal families in Tibet. Referred to as "little Lions" by their masters. They worked as watch dogs in Tibetan monasteries and also to turn the prayer wheel for their masters. The Tibetan Spaniel Dog was first introduced to England in the late 1800s.
The average height if the Tibetan Spaniel Dog 10 inches (25.4 cm) and the average weight is 9 to 15 pounds (4 yo 6.8 kg) It has a slightly longer face with less or no extra skin around the eyes. Its body is not in proportion to height, it is usually longer. Tibetan Spaniel Dogs dome-shaped head is smaller as compared to the body with a medium-sized muzzle which has a slight defined stop and no wrinkles. The color of the nose is black and the eyes, dark brown.
Tibetan Spaniel Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. Facts a Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Tibetan Spaniel Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Tibetan Spaniel Dog eyes are oval in shape, medium-sized and are set well apart. Its legs are not straight, but slightly bowed with a hairy feet and Dewclaws which can be sometimes removed. The Tibetan Spaniel Dog has a feathery tail which is set high up over the body. The Tibetan Spaniel Dog has a less profuse, silky double coat which is smooth and short on the front of the legs and face and medium in length on the body.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Tibetan Spaniel Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Tibetan Spaniel Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Tibetan Spaniel Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Tibetan Spaniel Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Tibetan Spaniel Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The Tibetan Spaniel Dog male breeds usually have a mane-covered neck. The Tibetan Spaniel Dog coat comes in all colors including gold, red, fawn, black, black and tan, white and cream. The Tibetan Spaniel Dog can either be shaded, multi-colored or solid and with white markings on the feet.
The Tibetan Spaniel Dog is a happy, charming, clever, cheerful and a trusting dog. It is compassionate and friendly to both humans and other animals. The Tibetan Spaniel Dog independent and active and can make a good watch dog as it barks aggressively at odd noises and intruders. The Tibetan Spaniel Dog can take time to learn new things and can be very difficult to train. Tibetan Spaniel Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
Facts a Tibetan Spaniel Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Tibetan Spaniel Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Tibetan Spaniel Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Tibetan Spaniel Dog can be prone to respiratory problems and heatstroke, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)and Patellar Luxation. It can live for many years, approximately twelve to fifteen years.
If purchasing a Tibetan Spaniel Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Tibetan Spaniel Dog belongs to the Non-Sporting Group and in 1983 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
A Tibetan Spaniel Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and Tibetan Spaniel Dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Tibetan Spaniel Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. Facts a Tibetan Spaniel Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Tibetan Spaniel Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Tibetan Spaniel Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Tibetan Spaniel Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Tibetan Spaniel Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Tibetan Spaniel Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Tibetan Spaniel Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Tibetan Spaniel Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.