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ADOPTING A TT

Is a TT the Right Dog for You?

Owning a Tibetan Terrier (or as some might say, being owned by a Tibetan Terrier) can be a wonderful experience. However, when you bring a TT puppy into your life, you are also making a big commitment. TTs can live 15 or more years, so you are wise to consider your choice carefully.

TIME TO TRAIN
TIME TO INTERACT
EXERCISE
CHILDREN
GROOMING
ALLERGIES
STILL THINK THE TIBETAN TERRIER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

This breed is not for everyone, but for many devoted TT owners, there is no breed that compares. After having Tibetan Terriers, you will not want to live without a shaggy, amusing TT companion.

CAN YOU COMMIT TO REGULAR GROOMING?

Tibetan Terriers naturally have a long, double coat. The type of coat and actual amount of grooming needed may vary from dog to dog and line to line, but they all require regular brushing to keep from getting matted. Puppy coats are generally easy to care for, and many people are lulled into the false sense that grooming a TT will be simple. However, when the puppy hits adolescence and the coat begins to lengthen and change to its adult texture, you will find your dog matting more and more. You may find that your dog needs to be groomed daily. This coat change may take weeks, or months (or longer). The adult coat is generally easier to care for than the adolescent coat (but rarely as easy as the puppy coat!) Often people opt to put their dogs in a “puppy cut” to minimize the amount of time that they will need to spend grooming. However, unless the dog is shaved in a very short style, even the shorter hair of a puppy cut may still form mats. In addition, unless you are willing to do the "puppy cut" yourself, such a style still requires periodic trips to the groomer.