The Tibetan Terrier is an ancient breed said to have originated in the Lost Valley of Tibet some 2,000 years ago.

Grooming Requirements

Your Tibetan Terrier's coat will be very easy to maintain at first. All you will need is a soft pin-brush, a steel-tooth comb and a spray bottle containing water with a little conditioner and of course some nail clippers. 

Lie your dog on his side on a grooming table. Working in small rows, gently mist the area you are about to groom then brush the coat upwards with the pin-brush. If you encounter a tangle, gently pull the mat apart with your fingers and brush again. When you have finished brushing, work in small rows again and comb thoroughly but gently downwards. When you have completed one side, let your dog stand up and shake, then lightly brush the coat back into place. Lie your puppy down again and groom the other side the same way.

When your puppy is anywhere from 6 to 18 months old, he will go through a coat change. During this time you will need to groom DAILY to keep the coat mat-free. Coat change can last anywhere from a few weeks to many months. Once you are through coat change, weekly grooming is usually sufficient.

Tibetan Terriers should be bathed about once a month. Dogs that dig or roll in the dirt may require more frequent bathing. Be sure to completely dry and groom the coat immediately after a bath.

As much as we love seeing a TT in their glamourous coat, if you find it too difficult to keep your dog mat-free, it is kinder to keep him in a tidy trim such as the dog in the photo.

Hint: Be watchful of burrs/leaves/twigs after you have walked your dog in the woods or in a park, or even let them run around the yard. Get them out immediately or mats will form around them and create a grooming nightmare!

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Preparing for your puppy