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Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Lhasa Apso – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Lhasa Apso" Compare Glen of Imaal Terrier and Tibetan Terrier. Which is better: Glen of Imaal Terrier or Tibetan Terrier or Lhasa Apso?
Name Glen of Imaal Terrier Tibetan Terrier Lhasa Apso
OriginsIreland Tibet Tibet
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank15810177
Reviews000
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Other Names Glen, Glennie, Irish Glen Of Imaal Terrier Tsang Apso, Dokhi Apso Lhasa, Lion Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $800-$1000 $1200-$2000 $500-$700

General Appearance - Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Lhasa Apso

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight 34-36 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg) 18-30 pounds (8.2-13.6 kg) 13-15 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg)
Avg. Weight 35 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg) 24 pounds (8.2-13.6 kg) 14 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg)
Height 14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm) 14-17 inches (36-43 cm) 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Avg. Height 14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm) 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Lhasa Apso

Coat Dense Thick Smooth Dense
Colors Brown Blue Black Silver Gray White Black Red Yellow Brown White Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Glen of Imaal Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Glen of Imaal Terriers shed none to minimal.
Tibetan Terriers shed none to minimal.
Lhasa Apsos shed above average.

Characteristics - Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Lhasa Apso

Temperament Active Courageous Loyal Agile Gentle Spirited Affectionate Energetic Reserved Intelligent Amiable Gentle Sensitive Alert Devoted Intelligent Obedient Spirited Assertive Friendly Lively Playful Steady
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Glen of Imaal Terriers are easy to train.
Tibetan Terriers are quite easy to train.
Lhasa Apsos are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a playful breed.
The Tibetan Terrier is a playful breed.
Lhasa Apsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Glen of Imaal Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Lhasa Apsos don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Glen of Imaal Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Lhasa Apsos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Glen of Imaal Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Tibetan Terriers are a social breed.
Lhasa Apsos need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Glen of Imaal Terrier barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Tibetan Terrier rarely barks.
High: The Lhasa Apso is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Glen of Imaal Terriers are average watchdogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average watchdogs.
Lhasa Apsos are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Glen of Imaal Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average defenders.
Lhasa Apsos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Glen of Imaal Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tibetan Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Lhasa Apso has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Glen of Imaal Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tibetan Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Lhasa Apsos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Glen of Imaal Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Tibetan Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Lhasa Apsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Tibetan Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Lhasa Apsos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Glen of Imaal Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Lhasa Apsos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Glen of Imaal Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tibetan Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Lhasa Apsos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Tibetan Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Lhasa Apso

Stranger Friendly
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Lhasa Apsos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Glen of Imaal Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Lhasa Apsos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Lhasa Apsos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Lhasa Apsos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tibetan Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Lhasa Apso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Glen of Imaal Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Tibetan Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Lhasa Apsos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Glen of Imaal Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Tibetan Terriers are generally with other pets.
Lhasa Apsos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Glen of Imaal Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Tibetan Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Lhasa Apsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
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.
Not really
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.
Not really
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Glen of Imaal Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Tibetan Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Lhasa Apso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Lhasa Apso

Health Issues
Egészségesek Glen of Imaal Terrier fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Tibetan Terrier fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Lhasa Apsos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies Eye Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Irritation Thrombopathia Cataracts Distichiasis Hip Dysplasia Hyperthyroidism Lens Luxation Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Cherry Eye Familial Inherited Renal Dysplasia Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Sebaceous Adenitis
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Tibetan Terriers are high energy dogs.
Lhasa Apsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Glen of Imaal Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Tibetan Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Lhasa Apsos exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Glen of Imaal Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Tibetan Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Lhasa Apsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1 1/8 to 1 3/8 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Tibetan Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Glen of Imaal Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Tibetan Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Lhasa Apso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Tibetan Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Lhasa Apso is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Lhasa Apso

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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