If I’ve decided a Tibetan Spaniel is for me, how would I go about getting one?

If you’ve read all the FAQ’s here and think you can give a good home to a Tibetan Spaniel, then please contact the breed clubs page. The Tibetan Spaniel Association & clubs cannot recommend a specific breeder but they may be aware of any puppies that are available. There is a ‘Find a Puppy’ service available on the Kennel Club website at https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findapuppy/Default.aspx

What can I feed my Tibetan Spaniel?

They will do well on any balanced diet, whether it is dry food, wet food or raw. Your breeder will supply a diet sheet and will recommend ongoing feeding. A high fat diet is not recommended for this breed.

Are there any health issues with Tibetan Spaniels?

Generally Tibetan Spaniels are a very healthy breed. The breeders have worked very hard to make sure that only healthy stock are bred from. One inherited eye condition has been identified in the breed, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). Its’ incidence is rare. See our extensive description at http://tibetanspanielassoc.co.uk/pra/ It is recommended that you buy from parents who have a current clear eye certificate.

Are Tibetan Spaniels hypoallergenic?

No dogs are 100% hypoallergenic. Tibetan Spaniels do shed hair, so if you are allergic to pet hair then you may be allergic to a Tibetan Spaniel. Perhaps a visit to someone who has Tibetan Spaniels would help you decide.

Are Tibetan Spaniels good with children?

Tibetan Spaniels make a great family dog and do love children. In fact they will generally love anyone that wants to make a fuss of them! No young child should be left with a dog unattended and it should be remembered a dog needs it’s own space to retire to at all times.

Are Tibetan Spaniels aggressive?

No. Tibetan Spaniels are a very loyal and intelligent breed, they were bred as a watch dog. They are not the least bit aggressive with people and are generally good natured with other friendly dogs.