Standard from the Tibetan Terrier
medium-sized, long-haired, generally square
outline. Balanced, without exaggeration.
good-natured. Loyal companion dog with many
intelligent and game; neither fierce nor
pugnacious. Sparing of affection to strangers.
Skull of medium
length, neither broad nor coarse, narrowing
slightly from ear to eye, neither domed nor
absolutely flat between ears. Zygomatic arch
curved, but not overdeveloped so as to bulge.
Marked stop in front of eyes but not
exaggerated. Muzzle strong; well developed lower
jaw. Length from eye to tip of nose equal to
length from eye to occiput. Nose black. Head
well furnished with long hair, falling forward
over eyes, but not affecting the dog's ability
to see. Lower jaw carrying small, but not
exaggerated amount of beard. In all giving a
Large, round, dark
brown, neither prominent nor sunken; set fairly
wide apart. Eye rims black.
not too close to head, V-shaped, not too large,
set fairly high on the side of the skull,
Scissor or reverse
scissor bite. Incisors set in slight curve,
evenly spaced and set perpendicular to jaw. Full
medium length, allowing head to be carried above
level of back and giving overall balanced
appearance. Flowing into well placed shoulders.
Shoulders well laid; with good length and slope
of upper arm. Legs straight and parallel;
pasterns slightly sloping.
compact and powerful. Length from point of
shoulder to root of tail equal to height at
withers. Fair spring of rib with depth of
brisket to elbow. Ribbed well back. Top line
level, loin short, slightly arched; croup level.
well muscled. Well bent stifles and low set
hocks giving level topline and drive.
heavily furnished with hair between toes and
pads. Standing well down on pads; no arch in
Medium length, set
on fairly high and carried in a gay curl over
back. Very well feathered. Kink near tip often
occurring and permissible.
stride with good reach; powerful drive. When
walking or trotting hindlegs should track
neither inside nor outside the front legs.
Undercoat fine and woolly. Top coat profuse,
fine but neither silky nor woolly; long; either
straight or waved but not curly.
cream, grey or smoke, black, parti-colour and
tricolours; in fact any colour except chocolate
or liver permissible.
shoulder: dogs: 36-41 cms (14-16 ins); bitches:
Any departure from
the foregoing points should be considered a
fault and the seriousness with which the fault
should be regarded should be in exact proportion
to its degree and its effect upon the health and
welfare of the dog.
should have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.
Updated - January 2009