one of a breed of medium-sized dogs having a long, fine coat, in solid white, cream, gray, black, or parti-colored, with hair falling over the eyes and forming a beard on the lower jaw, and a curled tail, bred originally by lamas in Tibetan monasteries.
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Origin of Tibetan terrier
First recorded in 1900–05
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a breed of dog with a long dense shaggy coat: it resembles a small Old English sheepdog
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