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Tibetan terrier compared to Havanese?

Hallo everybody ,

Last week I saw a really charming dog that looked so much like a havanese, only little bigger. The owner told me that it was a Tibetan terrier. I'm totally impressed with that little dog, but don't know much about them, except that they are actually not a terriers.
Does anyone own TT's here on the forum and how is their character when compared to our hava's? Do they get along?

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Robbie can help you a bit with that one. Any dogs can get along though. Just depends .

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We have a few members here on the forum who have both. It must have been a smaller TT as the standard calls for 14 to 17 inches. They should get along fine with the Havanese and here in the states we have a few breeders who breed both. They also are clowns but more independent then the Havenese. They are very agile.

In the Neatherlands you have a dog that looks on first glance very much like a saggy TT and is just as agile, that is a Schapendoes. They can be the size of a TT or bigger 16 to 20 their tail does not curl over there pack.

I personally like both breeds and have had a TT but I am very over scared of PRA so the fact that Schapendoes have a test to tell if a female is a carrier is a big plus. Sometimes owners who have had a Lhasa Apso will get a TT because they remind of you of a Lhasa and are from the same family but have a easier temperment, some breeders who have had both call the TT Lhasa Light.

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Morning all,

Yes, I'm familiar with Schapendoes breed . It's a working/herding dog so they need quite a bit of exercise. I know a few ppl who own them, and many are doing agility with them. They are pretty dogs, but little bit to big for my taste.
Funny that TT's are called Lasa light lol, didn't know that! I really liked this one that I met. He/she had sweet balanced personality, funny, playful and oh so cute! It's been a long time that a dog made such a strong impression on me (last time it was a havanese ).
My bf likes our little boy very much, but he often says that he would like a little bigger dog next time, so when I saw this TT...well you get the point :-). Havanese in a bigger package . Would love to hear more about their personality though, especially from ppl who have a hav too. So TT people...please chime in .

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I personally like both breeds and have had a TT...
Curious about your experience with a TT! How do they compare to a hav?

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We have had 3 Tibetan Terriers in the past and they are great dogs.Our first TT was very clever and a bit of a handful,he had a strong will,but loved the children and also loved to play,he was easy to house train and good at tricks,though he could be naughty when we went out because although he always stayed with in eye sight of us,when it was time to go back on the lead he would just come back close enough to be safe, but then dash away each time you would try to get him on lead,he knew all our tricks to get him!He would only come when he was ready,but in the end he was okay.Whilst we had him we got a rescue TT who was very gentle and good we never had any problems with him,and both dogs got on very well from the word go,his one down fall was that he liked to roll in anything disgusting!I have heard this can be a trait in them as can the hanging back and not letting you put them back on lead.Anyway it can't have been that bad because we ended up getting another one,and he was an absolutely wonderful dog with a perfect temperament,absolutely wonderful,good with children very loving funny, good when were out, didn't roll in anything, good with other dogs and visitors, easy to house train.When he died we said we would not get another dog,but then 3 years later my brother-in-law,who had been in America should me this picture of his friends dog, and said how cute it was.Well I checked out breeders in England and was surprised to find that the breeder where we got our last TT from[the excellent one]had been breeding Havanese for the last 8 years, so I gave her a call, and the rest is history 2 Havs down the road later.She still says her first true loves are the Tibetans, as in general they are far more extrovert,she still breeds both and they all hang out together and as a rule get along very well.The reason we went for Havs is because we wanted something smaller.And I love the way they can snuggle up on your lap or on the sofa beside you easily,also they are so soft and loving.All in all both breeds are great.

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The reason we went for Havs is because we wanted something smaller.And I love the way they can snuggle up on your lap or on the sofa beside you easily,also they are so soft and loving.All in all both breeds are great.
Thank you Clare. Are TT's coats not soft then?
Unfortunately my little devil isn't a snuggler, never has been, but I'm ok with that now. So if TT's don't like to hug I don't mind. My Fedja doesn't like all that touching and petting, I kind of get used to it lol. Sometimes it can actually be a good thing .

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This may just be an isolated case but my daughter got a six month old TT last fall for her children. Dixie ended up not caring for the children or the husband but stuck to DD like glue! They gave it three months with any improvement so ended up rehoming her to a family recommended by the breeder - older couple with no kids at home. Now, they have a cock-a-poo puppy that loves to play with the children as well as loving everyone else! I guess you just need to be careful to work with the breeder to find the right temperament.

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TT's coats vary,our first one had a soft coat,but not as soft as a Havs,the rescue TT had a very straight coat that was a little harsh and finally the third one had a soft silky coat,but again not as soft as a Havanese.

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...not as soft as a Havanese.
Ow, that's a shame . But our havs are sooo soft, hard to beat!

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