November 3, 2018. After taking a break for almost a year, Tulku headed back to the rally obedience ring and completed his AKC Rally Intermediate title.

Welcome to Kyeri Tibetan Terriers

This site is dedicated to my dogs and the breed I love so much.

Hip Dysplasia

Canine hip dysplasia is a disease involving abnormal formation of the hip joints. Progressive and crippling arthritis may result. CHD is thought to be of polygenetic inheritance with environmental influence. Some things that can affect the expression of hip dysplasia are nutrition, physical activity and flooring surfaces.

Some dogs will show signs of hip dysplasia at a very young age. Others can be dysplastic and not show outward signs until middle or old age. Symptoms include less energy and movement; difficulty rising; lameness in the back legs; reluctance to use stairs (particularly to go up); reluctance to jump or stand on hind limbs; swaggering gait, bunny-hopping gait; soreness after lying down; soreness after heavy exercise.

Diagnosis is based on a physical examination and x-rays. Depending on the severity of the dog's condition, veterinarians treat hip dysplasia with either drugs or surgery. Drug therapy doesn't reverse or cure the progression of hip dysplasia, but it does offer relief from the associated pain. weight loss programs, controlled exercise, and physical therapy can also be very effective in certain cases.

Responsible breeders have their dogs xrayed with results evaluated by OFA prior to breeding.

Tibetan Terriers are not for everyone, but for those who value the special qualities a TT has to offer, there is no other breed that can take their place.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the breed or are interested in a puppy, please contact Terri at:

(604) 857-0571   |   kyeri1@telus.net

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