Tibepillon Terrier

9-17 lbs
United States
Tibetan Terrier
The Tibepillon Terrier is an adorable mixed breed that combines the traits of the Papillon and the Tibetan Terrier. He is a small dog that tends to carry on the little body type and large ears of the Papillon with the coat and coloring of the Tibetan Terrier. While the appearance and personality of these dogs can vary greatly, even within the same litter, the typical Tibepillon Terrier is going to be very active, very vocal, and very affectionate. Everything about this dog, except his size, is large! From his ears to his heart, the Tibepillon makes a great family dog as he loves children of all ages and gets along relatively well with other pets.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Papillon and Tibetan Terrier

Tibepillon Terrier Health

Average Size
Male Tibepillon Terrier size stats
Height: 11-14 inches Weight: 10-18 lbs
Female Tibepillon Terrier size stats
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 9-17 lbs
Major Concerns
  • None Known
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Lens Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Follicular Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Deafness
  • Retinal Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Dna For Pra
  • Eye Examinations
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Hearing Tests
  • DNA for VWD
  • Hip and Knee

Tibepillon Terrier Breed History

With more recent hybrid breeds like the Tibepillon Terrier, the best way to learn about their origin is through the parent breeds. For instance, the Papillon (who's name means "Butterfly in French") is a gorgeous toy breed that has been a favorite of royal courts and palaces for generations. If we look back at the art work of the 17th or 18th century, we will see tiny Spaniels being used as the main focus. These Spaniels are the ancestors of the Papillon. With long, silky fur and big, alert ears, the Papillon was a huge favorite of the French due to their delicate yet spunky nature. In the United States and Canada, the Papillon became a champion of the show ring, as well as mastering activities such as obedience training and tracking. Despite all of this, the Papillon is still most popular as an energetic, family pet who brings smiles and joy to all who see him. Next, we come to the Tibetan Terrier who, surprisingly, is not actually a Terrier! His name comes primarily from his size as well as his geological location upon creation; Tibet. He was originally created by the Tibetan monks who used the breed as a guardian and herder of the flocks. Because these dogs were considered "Holy" due to their association with the monks, they were never (ever) sold, and it took a long time for any of this breed to venture out into the rest of the world. Eventually, a very lucky British Doctor by the name of Agnes R.H. Greig (who was studying in India at the time) was given a beautiful female puppy as a thank you gift from a grateful patient. From there, Agnes somehow acquired a male Tibetan Terrier and went on two breed the two. Because this breed had no actual name at the time, they were given the name "Tibetan Terriers". The American Kennel Club officially recognized this breed in 1973 and ever since they have been seen as companions and show dogs.

Tibepillon Terrier Breed Appearance

Resembling that of a large-eared teddy bear, the Tibepillon is a small and rather fuzzy breed. His fur resembles that of the Tibetan Terrier on most occasions, being longer and slightly wavy, but it can also have the straighter and silkier appearance of the Papillon. Reaching around 14 inches and 18 pounds full grown, the Tibepillon is a small dog with an extremely large personality! His eyes reveal his lively nature in dark brown pools of intelligence and are paired perfectly with his large, triangular ears. The friendly face is completed with a delicate muzzle, small black nose, and the classic feathering of the Papillon  found along the cheeks and ears. His tail is long and, while not as curled as the Tibetan Terrier's, has feathering and may curl slightly at the base.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Tibepillon Terrier eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Tibepillon Terrier nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Tibepillon Terrier coat
gray Tibepillon Terrier coat
white Tibepillon Terrier coat
sable Tibepillon Terrier coat
brindle Tibepillon Terrier coat
fawn Tibepillon Terrier coat
red Tibepillon Terrier coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Tibepillon Terrier straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Tibepillon Terrier Breed Maintenance

Although the longer coat of the Tibepillon may seem like a lot of work to maintain, it is actually quite the opposite. Just a quick brushing at least three times a week will be plenty to keep this fuzzy fur in perfect order. Bathing does not need to happen very frequently, as both parent breeds are free from any bad doggy odors or staining issues, and can occur only when the dog gets especially dirty. At times, the hair within the ears may need to be trimmed in order to avoid any irritation, so pet-friendly scissors with a curved end are the best for this job. Other than these easy steps, the only other maintenance requirement that the Tibepillon has is a bi-monthly nail trimming to keep his paws healthy and scratching to a minimum.
Brushes for Tibepillon Terrier
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Tibepillon Terrier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Tibepillon Terrier Temperament

Although the Tibepillon Terrier may be small in size, in his mind (and heart) he is a big dog! The Tibetan Terrier contributes a nice middle of the road attitude that helps to balance out the exuberant energy of the Papillon. When these two dogs are combined, we end up with a playful, vocal, alert, and very happy dog who gets along well with everyone he meets. While older children may be a good option due to the Tibepillon's small size, this breed honestly does very well in homes that have ages from each end of the spectrum. As long as he is socialized young and has plenty of opportunities to engage with others, the Tibepillon will be well-behaved and easy to control. The only downside is that he may be a bit difficult to house train due to his excitable nature! Overall, the Tibepillon Terrier is a great choice for those who want a small dog who is resilient, loving, and always ready for the next adventure.

Tibepillon Terrier Activity Requirements

If you are looking for a small dog that will like to cuddle the day away on your lap, the Tibepillon Terrier may not be the right choice for you. This little dog has a huge personality, and a lot of energy to go with it! In order to keep this little whirlwind out of trouble, a solid hour of play and training a day will be needed; otherwise, the Tibepillon will find a way to entertain himself. A few great suggestions to keep your dog tired and content may be agility training, obedience training, a long walk, a short jog, or solid play time with other dogs his size. Keep in mind that the Tibepillon takes after the Papillon in a lot of ways, one being that he forgets his true size. When playing with children or other dogs, it is always best to make sure that supervision is present to avoid the small Tibepillon from being injured in any way.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Tibepillon Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Tibepillon Terrier Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Tibepillon Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 8.0 inches Weight: 10.5 lbs
Female Tibepillon Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 9.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Tibepillon Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 13.5 lbs
Female Tibepillon Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Tibepillon Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 12.5 inches Weight: 16.5 lbs
Female Tibepillon Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 15.5 lbs

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