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The Ttoodle is a mixed breed that you can create by mating a Tibetan Terrier with a Poodle. It’s a medium-sized dog that can weigh up to 50 pounds with soft, cuddly fur and an intelligent mind capable of learning complex tricks.
14 – 19 inches
32 – 44 pounds
10 – 13 years
White, black, brindle, blue, brown, gray
Apartments, children, attentive families
Intelligent, energetic, adaptable
If you are thinking about getting one of these dogs for your home but would like to know more about it first, keep reading while we discuss temperament, grooming, health conditions, and more to help you make an informed decision.
The price of a Ttoodle will usually be on the lower side, but demand for one of the parents can put you on the waiting list as both the Tibetan Terrier and the Poodle are quite popular breeds. If you want to breed the dog, you often need to pay more, and if the breeder provides vaccination shots and spays or neuters the dog before you can purchase it, the dog will be more expensive.
You may also need to pay to get the dog spayed or neutered, and it will require several vet visits the first few years. Food, treats, toys, and flea medication will be an ongoing expense.
While these pups are quite energetic, they make a wonderful choice of breed for someone living in an apartment.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Ttoodle
The Ttoodle has a gentle nature, is affectionate toward other family members, and loves to play with children. They tend to be wary of strangers, so they make great guard dogs but will be friendly with plenty of early socialization. They are extremely intelligent and have plenty of energy, which is both a blessing and a curse since they require constant supervision and attention, or they can become destructive or misbehave. They will also use their considerable intelligence to set up elaborate schemes to get what they want.
Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪
Yes. As we mentioned earlier, these dogs are extremely friendly and love to be around family members. Adults might find them a little underfoot when they are trying to prepare a meal or clean the house, but they love to play and can keep children entertained for several hours. It’s wary of strangers, so it will always warn you when someone is approaching the house, but they will be friendly once the stranger is in the home if you socialize it with strangers as a puppy.
Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?
Yes. The Ttoodle tends to get bossy with other pets, but they won’t be aggressive or fight. Early socialization can curb authoritarian behavior, but it’s instinctive in the Tibetan Terrier like the herding instinct is in some other breeds, so it might be something your pet continues to do throughout life. However, once everyone gets used to each other, the Ttoodle can be quite playful with other dogs and even cats.
Things to Know When Owning a Ttoodle:
Food & Diet Requirements 🦴
The Ttoodle is a high-energy dog that requires plenty of high-quality protein to stay active and healthy. Brands with real meat like chicken or turkey listed first are better than those with a meat byproduct or corn ingredient. We also recommend looking for omega fats listed in the ingredients to help improve skin and coat. Omega fats can also help with brain and eye development. Probiotics and prebiotics can help build important gut bacteria that can help balance the sensitive digestive system.
Your Ttoodle is an active dog that will require plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. It will see plenty of activity chasing after family members all day, but we recommend setting aside at least 40 minutes per day to play with your pet. Games that cause your dog to run are the best because they will help your dog burn off energy faster. It will also enjoy games of tug of war if you have the strength.
Your Ttoodle is extremely intelligent and capable of completing complex tasks. Its poodle parent is behind only the Border Collie in intelligence, and you can expect the same from your Ttoodle. We recommend holding short training sessions at the same time each day to get your dog into a routine, which will help it stay focused and to learn quicker. Consistency is key, so you don’t want to miss any days, and you will also need to be patient because it can take even the smartest dogs several weeks to learn a new trick, and setbacks are a part of the training process.
The good news is that your Ttoodle is hypoallergenic, so it shouldn’t trigger allergies in sensitive people. The bad news is that it still sheds quite a bit, so you will need to brush it frequently to keep the fur off your furniture and to keep the dog looking its best. We recommend brushing every three or four days, more during the fall and spring shedding seasons. We also recommend manually brushing your dog’s teeth with a pet-safe toothpaste to help slow the progression of dental disease, and if you can hear the nails clicking on the floor, it’s time to get them trimmed.
Health and Conditions 🏥
Male vs Female
Since the Ttoodle is a mixed breed, the parent it takes after more will have a larger impact on the dog’s size, coat, and temperament than its sex, and there is no clear difference between the two.
3 Little-Known Facts About the Ttoodle
1. The Poodle parent was originally a water retriever, and as such, it’s an expert swimmer.
2. The famous Poodle Cut is not for appearance. It originally helped the dog swim better.
3. Tibetan monks created the Tibetan Terrier Parent more than 2,000 years ago as a companion in their monasteries.
The Ttoodlle is a relatively new mixed breed, but it’s showing a lot of promise and is gaining popularity. It makes a great family pet because it gets along well with children and loves to play games. It also gets along well with other pets, but it’s better if you can socialize them early. It’s hypoallergenic, so it won’t trigger allergies and is extremely intelligent. It will never cease to amaze you with its clever antics and schemes.
We hope you have enjoyed reading over this short guide, and it has helped answer your questions. If we have convinced you to get one of these amazing dogs for your home, please share this guide to the Ttoodle on Facebook and Twitter.
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