18 June 2022, 4pm EST
Hello and welcome!
Thank you for your interest in Kensington Tibetan Terriers. We’ve been in the breed since 1992 and began our breeding program in 2006 with the acquisition of our foundation pair of Tibetan Terriers from Nina Wagner of Shalimar.
Since our beginning, we’ve outcrossed with TTs from Claire Coppola of RinChen in Colorado, Markus Gisslen of Shadeacre in Sweden and Veronika Kucerkova of Erbosedition in Slovakia. My goals include producing healthy, gorgeous, happy puppies who meet the accepted AKC breed standard. The British standard includes puppies with heights at the withers of 13″ to 14″ and I do not seek to breed Tibetan Terriers who are that small at maturity. However, there is variety in every litter and often, a ‘smallest’ and a ‘largest’ puppy who may or may not mature that way. I match Kensington puppies to applicant homes, according to personality aspects demonstrated early on, gender, coat color and pattern – but always, for good reasons. We prefer to breed and raise Tibetan Terrier puppies for folks already in the breed but respect families seeking to change breeds. Regardless, our application will allow you the opportunity to clarify what it is you seek and why. Your answers will serve as a guide to me, as I study future puppies with your family’s lifestyle and dog experience in mind.
Know that in addition to completed paper applications, visits to my home are also required as part of the application process. With Covid in our recent past, we used zoom.us for video calls in lieu of 3D visits and they can be arranged if you live outside of ‘driving distance’ from Stowe, Vermont. And if you are seriously interested in and willing to wait for a Kensington Tibetan Terrier, you are more than welcome to contact me and request an application for a 2023 puppy.
GRCHS Kensington’s Questa o Quella? returned to Stowe in September 2021, after three years out on the show circuit. He is out of Yogi and Billie. Questa’s wins include two Westminster Award of Merit medals, Group 1s, Group 2s, Group 3s, Group 4s and countless Best of Breed wins in the US. His gorgeous daughter Kensington’s E. Lilli, the 1st by Q is his second AKC Conformation Champion, having earned her first title in March 2022. We plan to breed her later this year, after she has turned two years of age.
At this time, our CH Enchanter Kristof Erbosedition x Kensington’s Beauty by Billie Jean litter has just arrived. These puppies are all under observation for placement in homes from whom I have applications with deposits here at my desk. We next plan to breed CH Kensington’s Xtremely Yvette and I’m leaning toward using Kensington’s Heik(e) Hellbrook(e), a red sable male of beautiful conformation to the breed standard. His call name is Tashi and Tashi is stunning. I intend to keep a female out of this pairing, as the two dogs are very similar in style. The puppies will be fourth generation Kensington kids and I know the Tibetan Terriers behind both parents very well.
No matter how many puppies arrive in any of our litters, Kensington Tibetan Terrier puppies are always reserved by applications with deposits. I do welcome applicants who have specific wishes and wants in their next Tibetan Terrier and the more ‘wishes & wants’? Unfortunately, the longer you have to wait – but if you’re willing to wait? You are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone to share your story. We require previous dog owning experience and do not offer our puppies to first time dog owners.
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If you have a question or want to introduce yourself to other Kensington peeps? Ask to join our private group page on Facebook: Wagging Tales at Kensington. There, you will have the opportunity to meet some new Kensington friends and share a story or two. As a private page, I review each request to join the group. There are several questions you’ll need to answer. Know that this is a private page and a forum for peeps waiting for or who already have Kensington Tibetan Terriers. It’s a terrific place to ask questions, share veterinary references, training experiences and set up play dates. I do use geographical information when deciding with whom and where to place a puppy, as it has proven valuable to have littermates living nearby for play dates, especially during life with Covid.
Our application process requires the return of a completed paper application by mail AND at least one visit to our home here in Stowe, Vermont, so that we can get to know you a little better and you can get to know us. There is HUGE VARIETY in the style and quality of care each breeder utilizes in the breeding and rearing of their puppies. You will want to find the best fit for your family; someone who will be there to support you over the years, if you need guidance or a second opinion. Visits help us all to get clear on whether we want to work together in the breeding and rearing of your next family member. Because frankly? I might not be the breeder for you.
Traditionally, I use repeat breedings to ensure that I know what will be produced in our litters and to work toward consistency in what I produce. If I breed a pair of animals two or three times and the offspring are all similar? I know that I can pretty much depend upon those animals ‘breeding true’. We try to keep our surprises to a minimum! Then, when it’s time for an outcross? I can better evaluate what I get and why. There were differences in the first two litters sired by Julius and clearly, they came as a result of the differences in the dams. I study these differences, similarities and make notes for future review. My spreadsheets offer comparisons and analyses of all litters to date, with deviations noted from cumulative averages and specific details for each sire, dam and puppy.
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Thank you for your interest in Kensington Tibetan Terriers and my breeding program. We take genetics, pedigrees and temperament very seriously. I hand raise every puppy and breed for conformation to the breed standard, brains, beauty & sweetness of temperament. Mature sizes vary, coat colors vary but husbandry practices, cleanliness & health do not. Welcome to my world. ;>)