The Tibetan Terrier is a fairly well known dog and in that there are many unique features to them. These dogs are full of life and energy, though they are likely to copy the lifestyle that you lead. It can be fun to know some of the unique characteristics and interesting facts about the Tibetan Terrier. Here are some that you may want to know. Many wonder why the Tibetan Terrier is actually a terrier. They do not look nor act like them. The English were the first to label dogs terriers and usually this was due to their small size. Today's group of terriers is more formally considered dogs that are used to hunt vermin and do this from the ground. The fact is that the Tibetan Terrier is neither of these. They do not root for vermin nor are they small in size. They just are known as Tibetan terriers! The Tibetan Terrier is a very strong, healthy dog with few health problems. In fact, they are one of the hardiest of all dogs. They have a life span of 15 to 16 years or more when well taken care of. The only constant in health concerns with them is in regard to their sensitivity to fleas. If you are planning to show the Tibetan Terrier, take care in finding the right dog. You should know their background. Also, take into consideration their coloring. Any color of dog is allowable including in any combination of colors. That is except for chocolate which is considered unacceptable. The dog has a unique temperament. When they are with their owners, they are happy and content, willing to do anything that you want them to do. On the other hand, when they are with other dogs they will tend to try and dominate the other dog, no matter what their size is. Still, when they are in their home, they are willing to provide all of the attention that you want and follow their owners lead. They are rarely if ever aggressive. What's more, you will see complete opposite sides of this dog during his normal day. In the home, he is likely to want to find a nice warm place to relax but when he is taken outdoors, he can be full of energy and ready to run and play. These extremes are important to note because the dog needs the exercise outdoors to remain healthy. Did you know that you should never brush the Tibetan Terrier's coat when it is completely dry? This will be painful to him. Instead, spray a combination of warm water and a bit of hair conditioner on the coat first and then thoroughly brush. These interesting facts about the Tibetan Terrier are important facts to know about your dog!