Tibetan Terrier vs Miniature Poodle

Compare the Tibetan Terrier to the Miniature Poodle. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Tibetan Terriers and Miniature Poodles.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both breeds are good choices for new or inexperienced owners, but the Miniature Poodle is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Tibetan Terrier and Miniature Poodle are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Tibetan Terrier or Miniature Poodle have high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Tibetan Terrier and Miniature Poodle are average barkers.
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Tibetan Terrier vs Miniature Poodle
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Breed NameTibetan TerrierMiniature Poodle
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesYes
Lifespan12-15 yrs.14-15 yrs.
Height14-16 in.10-15 in.
Weight20-24 lb12-18 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryTibetUK (England)
Origin Year10 AD1700 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F35°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredMedium-HighMedium-High
Top Running Speed18 mph18 mph
StrengthMediumLow-Medium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceHighHigh
SheddingVery HighNone
DanderMediumNone
Drool AmountLowNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameTibetan TerrierMiniature Poodle
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageVery Low
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageVery Low
HerdingAverageBelow Average
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageVery Low
Remove VerminAverageVery Low
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameTibetan TerrierMiniature Poodle
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.14-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Addison's DiseaseNoYes
BloatNoYes
CataractsYesNo
DistichiasisYesNo
EpilepsyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HyperthyroidismYesNo
Lens LuxationYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameTibetan TerrierMiniature Poodle
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatYesNo
Single CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
WavyYesYes
StraightYesNo
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
LongYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
BrindleYesNo
BrownYesYes
CreamYesYes
GoldYesNo
GrayYesYes
Tri-colorYesNo
WhiteYesYes
ApricotNoYes
BlueNoYes
Light BrownNoYes
RedNoYes
SilverNoYes