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.
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|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.
IS YOUR PERSONALITY SUITED TO A TIBETAN TERRIER?
It is hard to make generalizations about a breed’s temperament. Tibetan Terriers, like people, each have their own unique personality. Tibetan Terriers are often playful and many seem to have a sense of humor. They bond closely with their families, and often seem to be unusually attuned to their owner’s emotions. The negative side to their close bond is that some may suffer from separation anxiety.
Although some may be friendly or even exuberant when meeting people, it is not uncommon for a TT to be aloof with strangers and some may be protective of their owners.
TTs tend to have an independent streak. Although some may be perfectly happy sitting with you to be petted when they want to be, other times they may prefer to leave you to pursue other activities. One person we know describes TTs as “having their own agenda.”