Applications are being accepted for 2022 puppies

28 September 2021, 12pm EST

WB in Colorado with Alpha. Looking forward to visiting Claire Coppola again in CO, one of these days.

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, Veronika Kucerkova of Erbosedition in Slovakia and soon?  Our much anticipated outcross and breeding with International Multiple CH Bacardi of Darkness at Alilah, thanks to a gift of frozen semen to me by Mrs. Susan Carr of Salishan Tibetan Terriers.  We look forward to a most magnificent litter out of Bacardi x CH Kensington’s Xtremely Yvette in early 2022 and eagerly anticipate Yvette coming into season.  Please, please Mother Nature . . . do not disappoint us!

While we are holding applications with deposits from folks who have all been waiting more than six months, it is looking like we will have available puppies for approved new applicants later in 2022.  Know that in addition to completed paper applications, visits to my home are also required as part of the application process.  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.

Yogi and Annabel. Enjoying summertime together on the courtyard porch. Maple Street; July 2018.

GRCHS Kensington’s Questa o Quella? has returned to Stowe, after three years out on the show circuit.  He is out of Yogi and Annabel’s sister Billie, both pictured to the right.  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 has her first four points and is competing down in Florida on the other end of her lead from Cheryl Loze, a former Papillon and Toy Poodle breeder who has decided to get back into the ring with Kensington Tibetan Terriers and awaits her first show quality bitch puppy in early 2022.  In the meantime?  Lilli is enjoying life with Cheri and her family in the Jacksonville area and was awarded BOS back to back, last weekend in Deland, FL.  Granted, it was a field of only one bitch entry on both days – but it makes for good bragging rights.  ;>)  And the breed winner?  None other than GRCHG Barnstorm Blue Blood Royalty by Dzine, the number one Tibetan Terrier in the US.  She was in fine company.

Remember Vidal Sassoon? Total Pipes with Holly, her daughter. 17 Feb 2021.

At this time, we await the arrival of our next two litters and look forward to radiographs in very late October when we will count skeletons.  Piper’s anticipated litter is out of a dual sired breeding with CH Enchanter Kristof Erbosedition (Julius) and Kensington’s Black & Tan Surprise (Guinness).  And Piccolo was bred a second time with Julius, as I very much liked what they produced in their first litter.  Out of this repeat breeding, I hope to keep a female puppy.  We are committed to continued study of coat color genetics and have recently added Degenerative Myelopathy to the list of genetic tests we use and take very seriously.

Three puppies from two different litters meeting their forever peeps. Lexington, MA. 30 Nov 2018.

Kensington Tibetan Terrier puppies are currently reserved by applications with deposits until sometime into 2022 – but if you’re willing to wait?  You are welcome to email us at wendyll.behrend@gmail.com or telephone to share your story.  Know that we prefer to breed & raise our puppies for people already in the breed – but if not?  That’s okay and we understand people who want to switch breeds.  We do, however, require previous dog experience and do not offer our puppies to first time dog owners.

Kensington’s handler Rebecca Bradley with GRCHS Kensington’s Questa o Quella?. In the ring at Westminster, 11 February 2019.  Will be competing in the ring again at Westminster 2021 in June.

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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.

Two month old Campari in the courtyard garden. Last year, the Turk’s Cap lilies started blooming 8 August 2020.

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.

Magnolia with the family’s application for a Kensington Tibetan Terrier puppy in 2020. Actually turned into an application for retiring brood bitch Koko.

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.

What we do for our doggies. Littermates enjoying the beach at the Cape. 2021.

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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.  ;>)

Woof.