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|Small monastery dogs, thought to be early representatives of the
Tibetan Spaniel, loyally trailed behind their Lama masters and came
to be regarded as "little Lions" owing to their resemblance to the
Chinese guardian lions that gave them great value and prestige.
The practice of sending the dogs as gifts to the palaces of China
and other Buddhist countries grew significantly, and more "lion
dogs" were presented back to Tibet, continuing until as late as
1908. As a result of exchanges of Tibetan Spaniels between palaces
and monasteries, the breed is likely to have common ancestors with
Oriental breeds such as the Japanese Chin and the Pekingese.
Not only was the Tibetan Spaniel prized as a pet and companion, it
was considered a useful animal by all classes of Tibetans. During
the day, the dogs would sit on the monastery walls keeping watch
over the countryside below. Their keen eye, ability to see great
distances, and alarm barking, made them good watchdogs.
Modern-day Tibbies retain their ancestors' love of heights.
|Deriving from “The Roof of the World”
where it was once prized in the monasteries
of Buddhist monks, the Tibetan Spaniel
today is adored throughout the Western
world as a beautiful companion and pet.
This wondrous Tibetan breed continues to
be the dog fancy’s best kept secret, as this
small dog’s attractive appearance, gay and
assertive character and minimal
requirements recommend it as the perfect
pet for any dog lover. Here is an unspoiled,
elegant and intelligent dog who excels as a
companion, watchdog and show dog.
This book provides new owners guidance
on the selecting of a well-bred puppy, the
rearing and training of the puppy as well as
the daily care and health maintenance.
Readers will benefit from the author’s
chapters on the breed’s characteristics and
breed standard, which perfectly capture this
delightful dog in word and illustration.
Illustrated with color photographs
throughout, this complete owner’s guide on
the Tibetan Spaniel will prove to be a
welcome addition to the library of every
breed fancier and owner.
|The go-to resource for keeping pups
healthy and happy...Takes the guesswork
out of caring for any kind of dog.
An indispensable medical reference for
every dog-owning household. Written by
a veterinarian with a gift for presenting
complex information in a lively, accessible
way, this book covers everything from
choosing the right puppy (or adopting the
perfect adult) to caring for the senior dog.
Thoroughly discusses more than 100
canine illnesses, and includes the most
up-to-date information on pet food safety,
"designer" dog breeds, homemade diets,
vaccine protocols, obesity and heart
disease, pet insurance, and more.
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