Tibetan Spaltese Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Tibetan Spaltese so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginItaly flagItaly Tibet flagTibet
Other Names
What other names does the Tibetan Spaltese have?
MaltibbieMaltibby
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Tibetan Spaltese Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Tibetan Spaltese puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Tibetan Spaltese?
Unknown
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Availability
How easy is it to get a Tibetan Spaltese? How many Tibetan Spaltese are there in the world?
Average: The Tibetan Spaltese is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Tibetan Spaltese Size

Size
Is a Tibetan Spaltese small, medium or large dog?

How big do Tibetan Spaltese get?

Small
Weight
How much does the Tibetan Spaltese weigh? How much should the Tibetan Spaltese breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Tibetan Spaltese?
9-15 pounds (4.1-6.8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Tibetan Spaltese?
12 pounds (4.1-6.8 kg)
Height
How tall is the Tibetan Spaltese? Tibetan Spaltese height:
Male: 8-10 inches (21-25 cm), Female: 8-9 inches (20-23 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Tibetan Spaltese?
Male: 9 inches (23 cm), Female: 8.5 inches (21.5 cm)

Tibetan Spaltese Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Tibetan Spaltese have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FeatheredSilky
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Tibetan Spaltese's coat?
WhiteCreamRedSilverSableTanGoldBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Tibetan Spaltese and how often?
Average: The Tibetan Spaltese requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Tibetan Spaltese, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Tibetan Spaltese dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Maltibbie?
Tibetan Spalteses shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Tibetan Spaltese dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Tibetan Spaltese need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Tibetan Spaltese every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Tibetan Spaltese Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Tibetan Spaltese have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveEasygoingIntelligentResponsiveDocileGentlePlayfulSweetTemperedAloofIndependentAssertiveHappyWillful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Tibetan Spaltese? Is the Tibetan Spaltese breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Tibetan Spaltese ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Tibetan Spaltese dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Tibetan Spalteses are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Tibetan Spalteses, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Tibetan Spaltese sensitivity:
Sensitive: Tibetan Spalteses don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Tibetan Spaltese a good family dog?
High: Tibetan Spalteses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Maltibbie need? Tibetan Spaltese social needs:
Tibetan Spalteses need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Tibetan Spaltese dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Maltibbie bark?
Average to High: The Tibetan Spaltese is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Tibetan Spaltese good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Tibetan Spalteses are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Tibetan Spalteses will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Tibetan Spaltese dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Tibetan Spalteses are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Tibetan Spaltese bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Maltibbie? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Tibetan Spaltese? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Tibetan Spaltese has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Tibetan Spaltese has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Tibetan Spaltese? How much bite force does a Tibetan Spaltese have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Tibetan Spaltese bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Tibetan Spaltese do?
Tibetan Spalteses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Tibetan Spalteses need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Tibetan Spaltese to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Tibetan Spaltese roam?
Tibetan Spalteses tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Tibetan Spaltese have high prey drive?
Tibetan Spalteses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Tibetan Spalteses are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Tibetan Spaltese good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Tibetan Spaltese breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Tibetan Spalteses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Tibetan Spaltese be left alone?
Tibetan Spalteses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Tibetan Spaltese Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Tibetan Spaltese temperament with other people:
Tibetan Spalteses are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Tibetan Spaltese dogs get along with other pets? Are Tibetan Spaltese dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Tibetan Spalteses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Are Tibetan Spaltese dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Tibetan Spaltese temperament with children:
Tibetan Spalteses are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Tibetan Spaltese dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Tibetan Spaltese breed live with a cat?
Tibetan Spalteses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Tibetan Spaltese good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Tibetan Spaltese dogs get along with other dogs?
Tibetan Spalteses are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Tibetan Spaltese can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Tibetan Spaltese breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Tibetan Spaltese breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Tibetan Spalteses are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Tibetan Spalteses good office dogs? Do Tibetan Spalteses make good office friendly dogs? Can Tibetan Spalteses be office dogs?
No
Tibetan Spaltese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Tibetan Spaltese dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Maltibbie temperament with senior people? Are Tibetan Spaltese dogs good for elderly owners?
Tibetan Spalteses are usually recommended for elderly people.

Tibetan Spaltese Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Tibetan Spaltese dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Tibetan Spaltese is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Tibetan Spaltese breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Tibetan Spaltese breed? Most common health risks of Tibetan Spaltese:
Collapsed TracheaHypoglycemiaPatellar LuxationPortosystemic Liver ShuntProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Reverse SneezingWhite Dog Shaker Syndrome
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Tibetan Spaltese breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Tibetan Spaltese see the vet?
Average
The Tibetan Spaltese should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Tibetan Spaltese dogs live? How old can a Tibetan Spaltese be? What is the age limit of the Tibetan Spaltese? How many years can the oldest Tibetan Spaltese live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Tibetan Spaltese?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Tibetan Spaltese: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Tibetan Spaltese breed hypoallergenic?
No
Tibetan Spalteses don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Tibetan Spaltese have? What is the activity level of the Tibetan Spaltese?
Tibetan Spalteses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Tibetan Spaltese need? How much exercise do Tibetan Spaltese dogs require per day?
Tibetan Spalteses exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Tibetan Spaltese breed need?
Tibetan Spalteses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Tibetan Spaltese need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Tibetan Spaltese breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Tibetan Spaltese? How much food should I feed my Tibetan Spaltese?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Tibetan Spaltese risk for obesity:
Average: The Tibetan Spaltese has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Tibetan Spaltese's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Tibetan Spaltese has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Tibetan Spaltese drool?
The Tibetan Spaltese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Tibetan Spaltese could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Tibetan Spaltese.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Tibetan Spaltese As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Tibetan Spaltese be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Tibetan Spaltese is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Tibetan Spaltese be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Tibetan Spaltese be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Tibetan Spaltese is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Tibetan Spaltese be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Tibetan Spaltese is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Tibetan Spaltese be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Tibetan Spaltese is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Tibetan Spaltese be a boat dog?

Not really

Tibetan Spaltese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Tibetan Spaltese be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Tibetan Spaltese is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Tibetan Spaltese dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Tibetan Spaltese Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Tibetan Spaltese pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Tibetan Spaltese breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Tibetan Spaltese: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Tibetan Spaltese have in a litter? How many puppies can the Tibetan Spaltese breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Tibetan Spaltese have? How many puppies can a Tibetan Spaltese give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Tibetan Spaltese Recognition

AKC Group
Is Tibetan Spaltese recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Tibetan Spaltese recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Tibetan Spaltese breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Hybrid Club

Tibetan Spaltese Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Tibetan Spalteses are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Tibetan Spaltese breed.
  • Shedding Level: Tibetan Spalteses shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Tibetan Spaltese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Tibetan Spalteses are good watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Tibetan Spalteses tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Tibetan Spalteses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Tibetan Spalteses are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Tibetan Spalteses are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Tibetan Spalteses are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Tibetan Spalteses are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Tibetan Spalteses are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Tibetan Spalteses don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Tibetan Spalteses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Tibetan Spaltese is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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