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The epitome of joy!
Leo and Molly, 25 March 2020.

21 December 2022

Chances are that we’ll not have any Kensington Tibetan Terrier puppies available until 2023.  We are a small breeding program and are currently reserved by applications with deposits until well into 2023.  However, we also allow our enquiring peeps to share their list of wishes and wants with us and that often includes gender, coat color, coat pattern and other attributes over which we have no control.  So, that said?  You never know what Mother Nature is going to provide and I mean that sincerely!

You are welcome to send us an email to introduce yourself.  If you’d rather speak by phone, you may call us on 781.254.9941.  Know that I don’t normally respond to one line text inquiries – I’m a stickler for manners in my humans, as well as my dogs.  ;>)

We live in Vermont full time, enjoying life in the historic village of Stowe with a snow-loving breed.  It is 15 degrees Fahrenheit today and the sun is shining.  Winter is here.

Beautiful Billie! A US Top 20 TT in 2016 and dam of Questa, our Westminster medalist in 2019. With Karen Mammano at Westminster 2017.

Nico will be competing in January 2023 down in Brooksville, FL, along with Sienna, his half sister.  They are out pursuing their first AKC CH Conformation titles.  Tashi is out, too, although confining his travel to New England and only 5 points and one Major shy of his CH title.

In February 2019, Questa and his mother GRCHB Kensington’s 1st Dance with Michael (Billie Jean) competed in the Westminster ring together, a mother and son duo!  Questa was awarded a ribbon and a medal for the Award of Merit, our first Westminster ribbon!  Questa swept the Connecticut conformation competitions  during the May 14-16, 2021 shows with 5 point Majors and Best of Breed wins on all three days.  He has retired and been living with us here in Stowe, since September 2021.  Becky finished him to the #6 US TT for 2020 and that was better than his mum’s 2016 #13 US TT position.  He has finished in the Top 20 three times and we’ve got the rosettes by which to remember those fabulous placements for a long time to come.

Magnolia with her family’s application for a Kensington puppy. But in the end? We chose them as a fabulous forever home for Koko, one of our retiring brood bitches in 2021.

If you’d like to learn more about us?  You are welcome to introduce yourself/yourselves with details of your experience in the breed and/or with dogs you’ve raised.  Applications and a visit to my home are both required.  I put too much of myself and my heart into raising these little buggers to release them willy nilly.  We seek the best possible pet homes for our hand raised puppies and that means we consider folks from all across North America.  There are Kensington TTs in residence from San Francisco to Portland, Maine; south to Texas and north to Quebec.

We would welcome hearing from you.

Kensington Tibetan Terriers

P.O. Box 102
Stowe, VT  05672





  1. Barry Guitar says:

    My wife and I lost our TT to cancer in early November and would like to get a TT puppy in the spring or early summer. We are friends with Karen Lewis and loved her new TT, Sophie, who we met yesterday. We would be deleriously happy to get one just like Sophie. We’d love to visit you in Stowe in the next few weeks if that would be convenient. Our home number is 802-893-2400 and my wife Carroll is usually there all day. My office number is 802-656-0207.

    • Wendyll Behrend says:

      Good morning, Barry!

      It could be today. It might be tomorrow. Now is the time that I get nervous. On the one hand, I’ve always believed that being nervous heightens your ‘awareness’. I just wish that I could be in ‘heightened awareness’ mode, without being nervous! My dear friend Cheryl is here and my favorite vet tech on the planet will be arriving this afternoon. Gigi loves her vet tech and that might prompt her to go into labor. We shall see and we shall keep you posted!

      Enjoy this glorious weather. Happy weekend!

      Yours truly,


  2. Laura Sorrell says:

    We have had 5 Tibetan Terriers since 1978 and have two now. We want to get another Tibetan Terrier this year and we would like to be eligible for one of your girls or boys. We have always shown our dogs to become Champions and further the breed. Please let us know whether we can be considered.
    Laura Sorrell

  3. Martha Stowell says:

    We lost a sweet and lovely tibetan recently. We can’t imagine finding a more fun-loving, loving, sweet dog again. I like what I see on your website, and would like to know when you have your next litter.

    • Wendyll Behrend says:

      Good morning, Martha!

      I am so pleased to hear that Dennis has a puppy for you that will better meet your family’s time frame. Having walked in your shoes, I know how grieving feels. And when you feel ready for a new animal, I believe it is healthy to move forward.

      Good luck with your new baby!

      Yours truly,


  4. Tori Stevens says:


    We are very interested in getting our first TT. My sister has had her Tibetan Terrier for 6 years, and he is the best dog our family has ever had. Your dogs look beautiful. We’d love to know when you have your next litter and would be happy to come up to Stowe to visit between no and then. Ironically our dog would live in Charlestown, MA which I see that you occasionally visit! Thanks, Tori (

    • Wendyll Behrend says:

      Good morning, Tori!

      We are in the middle of preparations for the arrival of our first litter of 2016. It is a repeat breeding of my Gigi to my Oskar. I chose to repeat this breeding, as I liked so many of the characteristics and behaviours of the puppies from Gigi and Oskar’s first litter in 2014. This will be her third and final litter. All of the puppies have forever homes who’ve been eagerly awaiting their arrival. It is an exciting time and always finds me in a slightly nervous state. Our favorite vet tech will be arriving this afternoon for a visit and Gigi loves Jenifer. Her excitement may well stimulate contractions and then, the fun will truly begin.

      I look forward to continuing our discussion and would welcome you and your family for a visit to our home in Stowe, Vermont. Toward that end, I will leave the ball in your court . . .

      Yours truly,


  5. Barry Guitar says:

    Thanks so much for the news! We are eager to hear more as you and Gigi progress!
    A beautiful weekend to be born!

  6. Sharon Macari says:

    My husband and I are searching fo a TT puppy to join our family. We had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for 12 joy filled years…he passed several years ago. After extensive research and thought we are so very ready to bring a puppy into our lives. Our children are grown and it is just the two of us at home now…we have a lovely home with a fenced yard. We would be grateful for the opportunity to visit…I am so impressed by your apparent love and care for this beautiful breed…

    Best regards,

  7. Heidi Matthews says:

    Hi there!
    My husband and I lost our 18 year old tt in November. We still have our 13 year old tt who would love a companion.
    We would love to have a new puppy. We would ideally like a female brindle or gold/ white.
    Thank you,

  8. Toni Maestre says:

    Hello, We are very interested in getting a TT puppy. Male or female. Which ever would be the best fit . Love the double and tri colors. My best friends sister has a TT and she has the best disposition of any dog i’ve known. I would love to visit your facility in Vermont. Thank you for your consideration.

  9. Alex Chorowiec says:

    My wife and I lost our beloved 10 year old TT Pandi to heart failure this past weekend, Oct 13 2018 and are ourselves now extremely heartbroken. I know that our future would be much brighter if we could add a TT to our lives in the future. Unfortunately the breeder we purchased Pandi from recently passed, (Lorraine Simon of Ketara Kennels, NJ), and I am exploring sources for a purchase in the summer of 2019. Ideally a Black and White coat TT but would consider any. Could you please let me know how best to pursue this through you. We are in Maryland, but would be more than happy to visit to make this happen. Thank you!

  10. Kelly Jones says:

    Hi I am interested in getting a TT for my father for Christmas. I was wondering if you had any available or knew of someone in the Midwest area that had puppies available. Thank you!

  11. Liz Lamkin says:

    Hello. I am interested in a TT pup. I recently lost my golden doodle and would like to bring home a new breed. I live in CT with my husband and teenage sun who will be leaving for college soon. I look forward to hearing from you. My cell number is 203-980-5941.

  12. Jay Woodman says:

    Hello, my name is jay Woodman, my wife and I just lost our Kerry blue terrier in November to lymphoma, he was a young dog of six. We are interested in one of your puppies in late spring / early summer. I would love to apply for one.

    Thank you!
    Jay Woodman
    28 California road
    Reading, Ma 01867

  13. We lost our beloved standard poodle to lymphoma on Christmas. Our five year old Havanese would like a tibetian terroir little brother or sister in Spring. My husband is a retired cetinarian from Chicago, so we understand and love our dogs.

  14. I just sent a comment regarding wanting a TT as a sibling to our ahavenese. I failed to mention that we live upstate NY

  15. Dee Held says:

    My husband and I live in the Midwest and have been searching for a TT. My son and his wife are dog trainers in NYC, and recommended we contact you based on the amazing TTs they have worked with from your facility and the recommendations of their owners. We would appreciate the opportunity to apply.


    • Wendyll Behrend says:

      Hello, Dee,

      It has been some time since you reached out and left a comment on my web site. For whatever reason? I am just seeing it now. If you are still seeking a Tibetan Terrier puppy, please reach out to me at my personal email address: Thank you for your interest in my breeding program! Yours truly, WB.

  16. cynthia welch says:

    I have had four tibetian terriers and was wondering if you had any black and white female puppies available I live in Massachusetts but would make the trip to VT. I love the breed and have lost two to lymphoma, one to old age and one to and enlarged esophagus after surgery. I would be interested in one if possible over the summer. Let me know I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Cyndi

    • Wendyll Behrend says:

      Hi, Cyndi!

      Please consider reaching out to me at my personal email address:

      In the meantime, I can tell you that demand for my puppies exceeds my availability to breed and raise them – so, people usually have to wait some months (or longer) to get what they seek. At this time, we are expecting a litter to arrive within days – but all puppies are already reserved by applications with deposits. I am planning my next breedings for August/September and that will give us available puppies at the tail end of the year and early 2020. If you’d like an application, please email me at my personal email address and I’d be happy to pop one right back at you. Thank you for your interest in my breeding program! Yours very truly, WB.

  17. Karen Aronson says:

    Hi Wendy,
    I just lost my 12 year old TT girl and can’t imagine life without another. Could you please send me an application. I am wondering if a male might be a possibility for me this time. My Clara love was very independent and strong willed which I loved about her, but am interested in what you write about the difference in temperament with the boys.
    Karen Aronson

    • Wendyll Behrend says:

      Good morning, Karen,

      I am so sorry to read your news and can fully empathize with your pain, as I’ve been there several times. While we can’t imagine live with a different TT at times like these, know that your Clara will never be replaced or eclipsed. She has left her paw prints on your heart and they’ll be there forever! But a new TT in which to bury your face will help you to grieve a little more gently.

      I am going to write to you from my gmail account momentarily – to send you an application and address your question about gender differences in the breed.


      Wendyll Behrend.

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