Friday, June 18, 2010

TT HOT TIP: Poor Heather and Jones

Above: Jones

These two TTs near Chicago, Illinois need good homes. Some kindly dobermans have taken them in temporarily. The following info is provided by the dobies.

Jones and Heather are both purebred red/sable colored Tibetan Terriers. The lucky pair were rescued/released from a commercial breeder who apparently decided they weren't making enough money for them. It's most likely due to the fact that this breed is relatively uncommon to the general public. They are both young adults; the male named Jones is 20 pounds and will turn 2 years old in August. The female named Heather who is on the smaller side only weighing 10 pounds, (and should weigh closer to 15 pounds)--just celebrated her birthday turning 3 years old this past June 4th. Being that the two haven't lived a normal life--coming from a kennel they should only go to a home that is patient and willing to give them time to settle in. Although they already have made great progress and seem to relish the attention & care they are now receiving.
We are NOT requiring that they be placed together as they will feed off each other's fears, but do prefer that they go into a home with an existing dog--as it makes it easier for them to follow the lead of an established dog within the household.
Below is a little bit more information on the breed characteristics:
Despite its name, the Tibetan Terrier is not a true terrier, only terrier in size. They were bred and raised in monasteries by lamas almost 2,000 years ago. As the "Holy Dogs of Tibet," the breed was treasured by the lamas, who kept them as companions, good luck charms, mascots and watchdogs. They were also used for some herding and to retrieve articles that fell down the mountains.
Right Breed for You?
Highly intelligent and somewhat mischievous, the Tibetan Terrier loves his family, and his sensitivity to the moods of his owners makes him an excellent companion (although he may be reserved around strangers). An independent and active breed, the Tibetan Terrier responds best to positive, patient training and regular exercise. His profuse, thick coat requires weekly maintenance.
Currently these two are clipped down, but this is a breed that will require regular professional grooming. If interested, please email Pam at