Friday, November 29, 2019

2019 Holiday News & Reviews

The Holiday Season is upon us. Last year I came back from a warm, restful vacation in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the season and its merriment. No such luck this year...just dog shows. Not the same!

In every way possible though, going to try to enjoy the up-coming Holiday Season...


However, dog shows haven't taken too much time away. And little Jessica (Kiara I'm Not Bad I'm Just Drawn That Way) is almost all grown up. Still struttin' in the puppy class...she earned her first points.

Newest member of the Kiara Klan is Keys (aka Kiara This Girl Is On Fire). Yes, she is down from the "fire line" that goes all the way back to Whiskey (CH Kiara Great Balls Of Fire). An endearing impish and spirited addition who always tests the limits because she comes complete with that TT brain. A nice little package: square with real TT dark eyes and a lovely silvering coat. Mom, Doris, and dad, Bolt, produced one lovely little girl for me. And if the stars align, there will be a repeat breeding.


Always great hearing how the family is doing. From those who are very local like Laura's those high up in the Rocky Mountains like Susan's, I love knowing that their lives are helping to make their companions' lives more enjoyable.

Birthdays are always wonderful to hear about. Chance was a lucky boy to find such a loving home in which to celebrate his birthday and Masha is so loved as well. Her family sends photos every year of the event. And some like Mallomar are still celebrated at 11! 

Chance here --

I turned 5 yesterday! Mummy made a donation to TT Rescue in my honor. Although I did not come from Rescue, I was returned to the breeder when I was 2 through no fault of my own and Rescue was very helpful getting me acclimated to my new housemate, Bruce, who did come from Rescue. My other housemate is Lark who is related to me somehow. I'm pretty relaxed here now! Any other TTs born on October 24, 2014? Happy Birthday to them too. 


Picking out his birthday cake! 
Happy 6th birthday Miles Davis!

Patricia & Tim

I love it!!! That means Miles sister, Lark, will be celebrating her birthday they are littermates.  That's Lark on the right of this lovely Christmas photo from Laura, I used to bring this issue into a holiday mood. 

Hi Dennis,

Today is Masha's 3rd Birthday. I thought you may like this photo. What a great dog we got from you.



Wishing my girl, Mallomar, a happy 11th birthday!!


The first snow is always an amazing experience for a young TT. It's like the "high in the Himalayas" just clicks on from from deep within their's so much a part of their early heritage. I too have two young ones experiencing it today. 

Hi Dennis,

But you might enjoy watching this video of Obi’s first snow! We love him so much, can’t remember life without him!

Happy Holidays,


Hi Dennis,

We wanted to share some pictures of Hogan. We got him from you in February 2018. He will be two in December. He has brought lots of joy into our lives. We love him so much.

Enjoy the upcoming holiday season!

Dave & Deb

One of Keys' littermates, Oliver, found himself in a home with human and feline companions. His furry companions haven't quite warmed up yet to that constantly-in-motion-while-awake wee TT boy. It'll happen. But his new mom and dad find it all so appealing.

Hi Dennis,

I hope all is well with you.

Just a quick update on Little Oliver at 13 weeks. He’s not so little anymore. He had his rabies shot today and weighed in at 9.5 pounds. He’s growing up in leaps and bounds and keeping us on our toes. He is such a joy – it’s hard to remember when he wasn’t part of our family. I’m not sure the cats feel like that yet. We’re hoping that when he stops chasing anything that moves, they’ll venture out of our bedroom. The only time they do so now is when he is in his downstairs home.

He is such a smart puppy. We had a puppy playpen until last weekend. We had to replace it with the crate when you figured out how to open the zipper. Whitney is helping us to start his training and already he is sitting to our command (with a treat in mind of course).

Here are some pics from the last few weeks.

Thank you so much again for letting us take Oliver from his birth family into ours.

Have a great weekend!


No matter how wordy or to the point...hearing about the antics...the endeavors...or just how they're loved, is something that makes my day. And especially great to see and hear how they are doing during this special time of year. I'm so grateful to everyone.

Look at their faces. I just enjoy admiring the TT expressions...wistfully endearing...with a dash of mischief...all rolled in total total love.

Hi Dennis,

I hope you’re doing well! I need to make a decision regarding the time to spay Maya. The vet suggested the middle of November. Some people suggest waiting until she has her first season. Do you have a sense of when that has happened for the girls in her family?

She continues to collect fans in New Jersey. Everybody comments on her color, a truly beautiful mix. And so silky. She does this funny thing, sort of walking commando style when another dog is really close, to encourage them to play with her. Very sweet!

Thank you!


Hey Dennis,

Yofie Moo did great after her spay. Here is a recent photo of her keeping me company in my office.


Hi Dennis,

My family is very interested in getting a Tibetan Terrier puppy. My sister, Alex, got her “Deets” from you (pictured below) three years ago. We’ve all fallen in love with him, especially my nine-year-old daughter. Do you have any litters coming up where puppies are still available? If you can please let me know it will be much appreciated!

Thank you!


Moxie’s first Nosework Trial (Performance Scent Dog) was last weekend! She nailed her time odor tests (Birch, Anise, and Clove) and succeeded in her novice container search. It was so much fun –the dog is doing what they love to naturally do.


This is my beautiful boy, Baudelaire.


I can co-counsel the case with you! Jai Alai is thinking she has the jurist Dogtor to practice law in Boston!


The usual, copious amounts of hugs and kisses, walks, bites of my food and song and dance. Our love. Our heart! Miles Davis!


A boy and his monkey.


Hi Dennis,

I hope you’re doing well. I hope you remember me as I have had five of your TTs and referred a handful of other friends who all have and love your TTs.

I am not sure if I told you, but we moved to Jackson Hole Wyoming about three years ago. Our doggies absolutely love it. We hike the mountains almost every day! They are almost never on a leash and they have so many friends out here. They have traveled all over the west with us in our camper and have even crossed the border once or twice into Canada! To say these dogs are living their best life is an understatement.

Jackson our oldest is 12, Scoot is 7, and Ranger is 6. I am thinking I need to add another to the pack before the pups get too old. They are the most welcoming pack. We are often having other friends’ dogs over.

I am not in a huge rush but would be curious of your breeding timeline. I was recently on your site and it looks like you and the Kiara line are thriving as always. I love seeing all the dogs!

Please let me know and I can see if any of our timing works.

I have attached a few pics for fun. All the best,


Since 2008 I have prepared a YouTube video of photos I have received from all the wonderful TT families who have made a loving home for a Kiara Tibetan Terrier. I saved them all, scan the holiday cards, and try to include most of them. This year is no exception. I hope you take a moment to view the YouTube video to help celebrate the Holiday Season and this exceptional breed.

Again, wishing everyone 
the merriest...the happiest
...the peacefullest Holiday Season...
and the happiest New Year!

Open the card!

Photo Gallery

A few closing photos that caught my eye and I enjoyed for a variety of reasons.

More later...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Summer of 2019

It has been a long, hot summer...that produced an abundance of veggies and fed me well. The zinnias, Mexican sunflowers, and dalias are all that's left blooming in the side border. And the much anticipated autumn clematis has just started blooming in the white garden.

Hard to believe that the last days of summer are least the temps during the day sometimes get near 80...although you need blankets to sleep at night. 

A few years ago Faith Lowell produced her last litter of TTs. My Naldo was the dad. I took a spectacular little sable girl from that litter. She iconically has been the face of my FaceBook profile. Faith named her "Madonna" because this little girl was in the "Ain't Misbehavin" line. It was a Madonna song...Causin' A Commotion...following in the theme of this line.


Namaste Causin' A Commotion At Kiara

The years passed. Faith was living a life without her beloved TTs. So Madonna (after doing her thing here at Kiara) went back to keep Faith company. A match made in heaven!

Madonna made her mark here in a number of ways. Her last effort was to give me a little girl as a parting gift: her name is Jessica. She too is out of the "Ain't Misbehavin" line. 

Kiara I'm Not Bad I'm Just Dawn That Way

A real golden girl

The summer was also a time to get out to the dog shows. Bolt finally grew back enough hair after his abdominal surgery that removed the stone he decided to swallow. (Bad puppy!) It took almost a year...there was a lot that was shaved down to the skin and a lot that just got groomed out or fell out because of the anesthesia and surgery. But now he needs just a few single points to achieve his AKC championship title. 

Also got Miss Tsarina out. She is the special issue from a frozen semen breeding. Her dad, Echo, passed many years ago.  CH Metshag Little Sir Echo made one pretty daughter! I don't know if she is as talented as her dad...he has a slew of letters after his name (lots of different kinds of titles). Or maybe it's just that I'm not as talented as Mr. Echo's loving owner  Linda Milbrath.

This is a favorite photo of mine of this very special dog. I can only share in the story as I imported his dad, Asland, from the Hocking's Tsering Kennel. 
CH Metshag Little Sir Echo RA AX AXJ AXP AJP

The summer was also a joyous time for puppies. Miss Doris, CH Kiara Promethean Fire At Terpsichorean, was successfully bred to my Bolt...and they are the proud parents of three little ones. Travis, Miles, and Jane entrusted their little jewel in my care to raise the brood. Doris competently did her part and I muddled through doing mine. 

Travis and Vanessa came up to visit the pups and help make decisions. It's always fun to "go over" the little ones, watch them in a variety of ways, and just enjoy their joyous natures. We all had fun...little furry ones and those on two legs as well. 

Especially happy was Miss Doris! As much as she was at home here at Kiara being a mom, caring for her brood...she was ready to go home.

And with the blessings of those that we celebrate as beginnings...there are those we sadly see to the rainbow bridge. I am always glad I hear about the little ones who leave here, their successes...their failures...throughout their lives from their loving owners. And when they share the sorrow of a passings, I share it with them. That is the case of Lucy.

Hi Dennis,

Our beloved Lucy passed away last Friday. She was 12 years old and had a great life with the family. We got her in November 2008. I can’t remember her parents’ names but her mom was sable and very smart!!!

Not now but next year we would like a puppy. Please let us know when you have puppies!!!

When my son left for college, Lucy moved into his room. She was quite spoiled and loved.


So grateful for all the photos. I enjoy reading how the wee one that leave here grow into wonderful companions. I celebrate them with you! 

Hey Dennis,

Not sure if you got this –did not show “delivered” --this is last month just after Charlie had been groomed. FYI, he is being neutered this coming Thursday. He’s a beautiful dog!



Maya is getting so beautiful, other dog owners and the staff at the vets are all falling in love with her. She is the prettiest, sweetest best puppy ever!


Hi Dennis,

Was thinking of you. Phoenix just received his last shot on Tuesday. He now weighs 16.9 pounds! Such a smart boy. I am finally able to focus on his training more (which has absolutely also benefited Duffy.)

He’s not as much of a cuddler as I thought, but when I am sad he stays close. And when Duffy was freaking out because of the thunderstorm (I was worried he would teach the puppy to be scared), Phoenix immediately came over to the shaking Duffy and started licking his face. Duffy started to calm down. Phoenix then rested his head on Duffy’s neck. Eventually Phoenix just curled up next to him until the storm was over and Duffy was completely calm. What an amazing puppy I have!

Hope you are well and able to stay cool with all the heat and humidity we’ve been hit with.


Hi Dennis,

Thought you would like to know that Archi is acclimating very well to his new Vermont home, having lots of fun, walking, eating and taking big steps toward being housebroken! He’s making best friends with the kitten “Maya”, wrestling, and playing like they were littermates.


Hi Dennis,

Was thinking of you… actually I think of you often when I looked at Anandi who is now three years old. She has a tricks title, and can easily get her CGC. This pup is the most secure, fun-loving, and loving dog. I can’t thank you enough.

I have attached her current picture. I will send also a picture of her half-sister, Moxie. They are two peas in a pod! Best friends!


Hi Dennis, 

Sad news—actually heartbreaking. We had Jack at the vet today to figure out what is going on with him. (primarily incontinence and difficulty doing his other business)

Our vet diagnosed him as having prostate cancer with a life expectancy from 1 to 6 months. We are devastated to say the least. I so wanted him to experience snow when we move back north. (We haven’t been without a dog in 29 years.) He is such a love. The sweetest dog we ever had. You were so right about his sweetness!

I can’t believe how symbolic this all is—he came into our lives when we moved here and now we plan to sell the house and we probably won’t have him with us when we move back. Paul and I are just so heartbroken.

Hope all is well with you.

Very teary-eyed right now,

Baudelaire is 12 years old today and still playing with his favorite sheep. He is such a wonderful dog. We love him so much.


Another birthday was celebrated. Kappy turned 14! Ch Kiara Kaptain from Katmandu is one of the last of my Asland's sons. He celebrated with Debbie and Jim and also his daughter and grandson.


Oh my, I have never had or seen a better dog than GiGi. She is simply the best. Everyone loves her.

You have intimated that you would have puppies in August --which means September. I want a GiGi II.

Let me know. Hope you are all doing well. Love to say hi!


Hi Dennis,

We are enjoying Liam. He was mellow at first, but now he is testing his limits and full of mischief! See him at my cookbooks!

Now that he is four month old I want to go to two meals a day. How much do you recommend for feeding?

Hope you are well.


Photo Gallery

A few closing photos that caught my eye and I enjoyed for a variety of reasons.

Arlo on the rocks.

Gracie posing so nicely.

Bogie teething on a carrot!

Winston fresh from the beauty shoppe

Cooper enjoying one of the many excursions.

Sugar had a birthday too!
She is Baudelaire's sister.

More later...