While not exact, it is believed that the Cesky Terrier is also one of the oldest European breeds. They are also thought to have originated from China, but this is highly uncertain. At one time they were considered to be one of the oldest European breeds. They are known to have traveled to Tibet in Known history. They are also thought to have originated in bugs which snuck into the trains in Tibet. These bugs were then bred with the local dogs, the Malukhas and the Pekingese. This is thought to be one of the original breeding places for the European Bichon Frise. The little dog is currently a popular breed for its sunny disposition. The name comes from the fact that they tend to like to gravitate toward a certain direction. While they do make excellent watch dogs, they also seem to like to hang out with humans more. They are very good at finding new adventures and love to please their owners. They are not usually aggressive but do make good guard dogs. The breed is thought to have started in Tibet and is a favorite of many Institutions and educational institutions. They are well known for their fluffy white coat. It makes them stand out from other breeds. People think that the coat color is the number one reason for the breed to be spread around the world, despite all efforts to keep them in one place. This along with the fact that they resemble representatives of the white regiment in theGerman unit and the French Army. At one time the breed was solely associated with France, but it is also the dog breed that is recognized by the AKC. In 1977 they were introduced to other areas and by the 1980 they had made their way to Spain, Italy and become very popular in Germany. They are a small dog, weighing no more than seven to eight pounds and standing at only 11 to 12 inches in height. They make their home with their human pack and while they are naturally suspicious of strangers, they do get along well with other pets. While they are a small dog, they make loyal and loving companions, that will stick by them through thick and thin. They are a true friend whose devotion is well appreciated. The breed is thought to have been created from interbreeding theOUNber dog with the Lhasa Apso. Other names that are commonly used for them are Tibetan Terrier and Lhasa Apso. Their coat is long and one color only proves that this breed originated in Tibet. There are plenty of stories that say that they were bred there to melamine fill the food that was processed, this was done to help the dog go along with other Tibetan dogs that were housed in the same kennels. Melamine is used to make plastics and fertilizers. Tibet time shrunk the numbers of the breed in Tibet in the early part of the 20th century. Those that could travel back then often had a white face, indicating they had been bred there. Tibet had a thriving business in Merial in Tibet. Merial would ship its products to Japan and other Far East countries. There are some who say that the Tibetan Terrier was first discovered in the Tibetan city of Lhasa and that they dug out from the monasteries in the region. Another story suggests that Tibetan Terriers may have come from the sectsiated forms of the Lhasa Apso and that in turn brought into Tibet from Japan, by nomad hunters. The difference between the two is that the modern day Tibetan Terrier has a figured coat with a head that looks very much like that of the face of the Lhasa Apso. They lie down on their stomach and stretch out the long fur on either side to either side of the spine. There is a hair on either side of their rib cage that grows up from the spine to the shoulders. Their tails are set high and curl back and forth. The Tibetan Terrier has a double coat, with a hard outer coat that is longer than the soft inner coat. They come in a variety of colors including red, gold, white, cream, black and tan, andany combination of these colors. They will do best in an environment that allows them to stay warm and keep them safe. They don't like to be confined. If you are an athletic person, or spend time outdoors, the Tibetan Terrier will fit the bill. They love to run and play. They make wonderful companions and show dogs for older people. The Tibetan Terrier enjoys leashed walks or a brisk run. They have been known to chase a rabbit or fox into a tree. blink blink!