Not a member of the terrier family, this exceptionally healthy dog is an ancient Asian breed that originated in the Lost Valley of Tibet. Bred and raised by lamas in their monasteries, Tibetan Terriers were highly prized as companions and good luck charms by their owners, and treated like children of the family.
Here is a powerful looking, medium size dog with a square, compact body, well muscled forequarters and hindquarters, and a well feathered tail that curls over the back. His head is furnished with long hair which falls forward over the eyes. Thanks to his profuse double coat, he thrives in all kinds of weather.
WEIGHT. 18 30 pounds, HEIGHT. 14 16 inches, COLOR: any color. GROUP: Non Sporting.
Tibetan Terrier Drowning and Artificial Respiration
Most, but not all, dogs are good swimmers. Until you determine your dog’s abilities in water, take precautions to protect him. Dogs have been known to drown in steep sided pools that they cannot clamber out of, or by falling out of pleasure boats.
Remove the dog’s collar and start first aid by lifting him up by his hind legs to drain the water from the lungs. If he’s too large to lift, lay him on his side on a sloping surface, with his head lower than the rest of the body.
If he has stopped breathing, place him on his right side (with head and neck extended) and give artificial respiration. Clear any mucus or foreign objects from his mouth and draw his tongue forward.
Place your hands over his ribs immedi ately behind the shoulder blades. Press down suddenly but gently, then immediately release the pressure. This should be repeated at five second intervals. To keep the rhythm reasonably correct as you work, say “out goes the bad air” and press down; “in comes the good air” and release. Keep at it. Do not give up.
The moment breathing starts, let the dog inhale a little aromatic spirits of ammonia. When he is fully conscious and can swallow, give a few drops of whiskey well diluted with water. Wrap him in a warm blanket and get him to a veteri narian.