Frequentley Asked Questions


Why are they called terriers?




When the English first started to classify dogs, all small dogs were called terriers.
Terrier is from terre, meaning ground.
The T.T. never rooted game,
( though some show very creative gardening instincts as they satisfy their curiosity)
nor does it have the peppery disposition associated with the true terrier.






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Are they easy to train?



Tibetans are very quick learners and can learn to avoid doing things just as quickly
as they learn how to do them - causing some owners to think their dog is slow.
When training TT's, one must remember they are very self-reliant
and can have very independent turn of mind.
However, they are extremely eager to please,
the key to success is earning both their love and respect for you as leader.




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Are they healthy?



The Tibetan Terrier is a very hardy breed and is considered long-lived
with most living well beyond 15 or 16 years.
There are some defects found in the dog population in the Tibetan Terrier.
Conscientious breeders screen their stock and explain these problems and their incidence:
hip dysphasia, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) lens luxation and cataracts.





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Are they easy to take care of?




The T.T. is not a particularly high energy dog,
he normally adapts to the lifestyle and pace of his owners.
The TT must be groomed on a regular basis to keep in good shape.
This means a good weekly brushing.
Combed, their coat protects him just as our clothes protect us.
Puppies shed their soft puppy coat while growing their adult double coat.
During this time, which may last for several weeks,
they need more frequent grooming.



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Are they good for children?



Most Tibetans are more playful and outgoing with their families than with strangers.
However, a puppy's personality depends partly on how it is raised.
One, who has met many people and faced lots of new situations in the first months of their live,
will be more outgoing than one who did not.
A TT who does not wish to socialize will turn his back and go off by himself.





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How do I get one?



We represent this breed from 1969 and at your simple questions we shall let you know
where puppies are available at the moment.

For more information we stay always at your service.





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Are there vets specialised in T.T.'s



When one buy a TT the vets name is normally mentioned on his health certificate.
Personally we advice people to consult a vet who knows the breed very well.
The addresses from the vets who are qualified to examine eyes and hips are at your disposal.
Do contact the breeder or the Club.





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