The Tibetan Spaniel is an old breed, known for over 2,000
years. Tibetan Spaniels may be an ancestor of the
This dog was bred by monks to live in Tibetan monasteries where they
served as companions and watch dogs. Tibbies have excellent eyesight
and would patrol at the top of the monastery walls and spot
incomers, alerting both the monks and the Tibetan
roamed the courtyard.