They were prized in Tibetan Monasteries as companions and watch dogs
Personality and Behavior
He's a confident and friendly dog
He thrives on your companionship and needs to be with you always
He can be aloof with strangers
He likes living in an apartment as he likes to be indoors most of the time
He likes to sit in high places and keep watch over everything
He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).