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

Are Tibetan Terriers Hypoallergenic?

Tibetan Terriers are not officially a hypoallergenic dog.

Many people with allergies to animals can tolerate living with a TT, while others cannot. It depends on the degree of allergy that one has. It also depends on the exact source of the allergy. Some people are allergic to fur, in which case a TT might be ok for them, as TTs have hair, not fur. In more cases it is the amount of dander shed which is the main culprit, especially for those who suffer from asthma. Another thing to keep in mind is that a Tibetan Terrier coat can pick up a lot of dust, grass and dirt while they are out walking or playing in the yard!

If you have allergies and are seriously interested in pursuing whether a Tibetan Terrier will be a suitable match, visit a breeder to see if you have a reaction to the dogs. Go directly to the breeder's house without visiting any other dogs en route. Stay at least 20 to 30 minutes unless you have an attack. After the visit if you don't have an attack, avoid exposure to any other allergy-triggering sources for several hours to eliminate the possibility of a delayed reaction.

If you have allergies and choose to get a Tibetan Terrier, there are things you can do to help manage the situation such as daily grooming and bathing your dog weekly.

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