Tibetan Terrier Association of America, Inc.

"For the love of the Breed"
   The Club
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We are now an approved 501 (c) 3 organization (effective March 2012) 
ID #454767811
Please consider donating to our Rescue Fund and Research Fund (currently all Donations classified as Research will be going to Canine T-Cell Lymphoma Research)

Our website is currently under construction, but we invite you to peruse our pages for helpful information and check back with us daily.  The Tibetan Terrier Association of America (TTAA) is a small group of people whose focus is on the companionship and versatility of the Tibetan Terrier. While TTAA members continue to enjoy showing at AKC sanctioned events through dual registration (AKC and UKC) and will continue to do so, they now have additional opportunities for education, conformation, and performance events. “As a departure from registries that place emphasis on a dog’s looks, UKC events are designed for dogs that look and perform equally well" (UKC website, 2012).  We embrace the UKC's "Total Dog" philosophy and practice good sportsmanship both in and out of the ring.
We are proactive in our commitment to improving genetic health and funding research.  We  have a proven track record of asking questions relating to Tibetan Terrier genetic variations whether genotypic and phenotypic; having already backed research for the smooth coat mutation.  Less than a year after asking the question, a test for the mutation in TTs is available through VetGen.  We have also partner with the University of Minnesota in the hope that we will be able to understand more about one of the most insidious diseases in this breed, lymphoma.
Our Rescue Committee members have been actively rescuing Tibetan Terriers and TT mixes for 5 years, rehabilitating and successfully rehoming all animals.  We will continue to be committed to this effort, rescuing without regard to pedigree status.  We will never turn away a dog because it doesn't have all the breed characteristics.  Also of importance is a commitment to those who would like to bring a TTAA Rescue into their home.  Once we receive your application, we will contact you by email and let you know that you are on our list.  Forever homes are the most important part of our Rescue work and we do not take your interest lightly. 
For our companion TTAA members, our mission is to provide you with the most comprehensive and up to date breed-specific research, training and behavior, and general knowledge articles available.  We are currently populating our database with references on a variety of topics.  We encourage you to contact your Breeder for questions specific to your dog or your dog's pedigree.  If you cannot find an answer to your question, you may simply fill out the Contact Us form in the menu to the right.  We will do our best to get your questioned answered by the most appropriate and knowledgeable individual(s).  

Owner's Resources


Information about TT health, grooming, training, etc.


Breeder Referral 

Reputable, Ethical, and Responsible Breeders
who follow our prescribed set of Breeding and Placement Guidelines.

Membership Application                                                                                                               

News and Events

 Upcoming TT events


Rescue information, application, and support


Coming soon!