Despite his slightly smaller than average size, the Tibetan Terrier is very robust. He is rather square in shape and has a very determined gait. He is not without reminding the gait of his Tibetan cousin, the Lhasa Apso.
Between 35 and 40 cm (13.78 to 15.75 inches) for the male
Between 35 and 40 cm (13.78 to 15.75 inches) for the female
Between 8 and 13 kg (17.64 to 28.66 pounds) for the male
Between 8 and 13 kg (17.64 to 28.66 pounds) for the female
His dress can be tricolor or multicolor (of several colours). It can vary between white, cream, golden, grey, smoky and black. All these colors can be mixed, but liver and chocolate colors are totally excluded.
His long top coat is fine and very abundant. It can be wavy or smooth, but it is not curly. The undercoat is woolly and fine too.
His head has a skull of medium length with a marked stop. His large eyes are round and dark brown. His ears are v-shaped and hang close to the head.
His nose is black. His medium length tail is well furnished. It is carried cheerfully curled over the back.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 9, section 5 and is #209