The Tibetan Spaniel is a small, active dog with long hair that is close to the body. The seating position of the head gives out the “royal” pedigree of the breed. The head has a broad forehead and small jaw, a black nose, and oval dark eyes.
The body, slightly elongated, with short strong legs, is crowned, like a plume, with a chic ring-shaped tail with long thick hair.
The colors of the Tibetan Spaniel can be very diverse – from light cream shades to almost black, both monochromatic and with color transitions. Tibetans believe that the white tail of an animal is a sign of a puppy’s thieving tendencies, and a speck on the forehead is a sign of Buddha.