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The Tibetan Terrier, the holy dog of Tibet, evolved over two thousand years in harsh conditions, tempered by the warmth and care of monks high in the Himalayas. The "little people", as they were called, were highly valued as companions to the monks and the families who owned them. They were treated like children in the family. Like children, they eagerly assisted in taking care of the monastery's or family's property and their flocks and herds. Sure footed and reliable, they were sometimes sent to accompany a particularly esteemed traveler on a treacherous mountain journey home. 

The Tibetan Terrier that emerged from this special environment is a healthy, bouncy, well proportioned breed with a gentle and fun temperament. They are highly intelligent sensitive and devoted. Considered good luck, they were also given as gifts - rewards for a highly valued deed. This is how the first of the breed came to Europe, as an English doctor was awarded one for saving the life of a Tibetan.

As a member of the family they have few equals. constantly cheerful, wonderful with children, warm and effectionate. They are genuinely interested in your daily goings-on and will involve themselves in your lives and will soon take a position as a cherished member of your family. If you want a companion that can think for itself, "laugh" when you are sad, one that is beautiful to look at and has a very special history, come and meet a Tibetan Terrier. But beware: you may never be free of their spell!