About The breed
Originating in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet, the Tibetan Spaniel has been known for over 2,000 years. Bred and owned by Buddhist monks and lamas, “Tibbies” were never sold. They left the monasteries of Tibet only as treasured gifts to esteeme
Legend has it that Tibetan Spaniels were trained to turn the prayer wheels in the monasteries. Though this legend is now doubted, they did serve the monks as companions and bed warmers.