The Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier, also known as Dhoki Apso, breed of non-sporting dog related to the Lhasa Apso.
A terrier in size and name only, the Tibetan terrier has been raised as a pet by 
Lamas-Buddhist monks of Tibet-for more than 2000 years. 
Many Tibetans believe this dog brings good luck and give it as a gift to those they consider deserving. 
The Tibetan Terrier was introduced in England in the 1930s, and in the United States in the 1950s. 
The Tibetan terrier has a powerful, square-shaped body. 
It stands about 35.5 to 40.5 cm (about 14 to 16 in) high at the shoulders,
 and weighs about 6.5 to 14 kg (about 15 to 31lb). Its large feet-a distinctive trait of this breed-are flat and round, 
and act like snowshoes to provide traction on treacherous surfaces. 
The legs are long and straight, and laid-back shoulders are sloping and muscular. 
The medium-sized head has curved cheekbones. Large, wide-set eyes are dark brown, and the nose is black. 
Ears hang slightly away from the side of the head. The medium-length tail curves forward over the back.
The Tibetan Terrier is a sturdy, medium sized dog with long hair, 
his characteristics are lively, good natured, loyal, with many engaging ways, 
he is a true companion dog, and an ideal family pet. His coat can be any of a wide range of attractive colours 
(brown or liver however are not acceptable for the show ring) and when well cared for and properly groomed, 
he is an impressive sight and a privilege to own. Outgoing and intelligent, making him game to take on new challenges. 
Alert, he serves as a useful watch dog. Eager to please, he will do ‘almost’anything for the one he loves. 
It is no wonder that this special breed of dog is rapidly rising in popularity. 
However, he needs a firm hand and proper training is essential,
 he will respect you for it and reward you with a lifetime of love and devotion.