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Ttoodle (Tibetan Terrier & Poodle Mix): Pictures, Care Guide, Info & More!

Written by: Ed Malaker

Last Updated on May 29, 2024 by Dogster Team

Ttoodle

Ttoodle (Tibetan Terrier & Poodle Mix): Pictures, Care Guide, Info & More!

The Ttoodle is a mixed breed that you can create by mating a Tibetan Terrier with a Poodle. This medium-sized dog can weigh up to 50 pounds and has soft, cuddly fur and an intelligent mind capable of learning complex tricks.

Breed Overview

Height:

14–19 inches

Weight:

32–44 pounds

Lifespan:

10–13 years

Colors:

White, black, brindle, blue, brown, gray

Suitable for:

Apartments, children, attentive families

Temperament:

Intelligent, energetic, adaptable

If you are thinking about getting one of these dogs for your home but would like to know more about them first, keep reading as we discuss temperament, grooming, health conditions, and more.

Ttoodle Characteristics

Energy
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High-energy dogs will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, while low-energy dogs require minimal physical activity. It’s important when choosing a dog to make sure their energy levels match your lifestyle or vice versa.
Trainability
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Easy-to-train dogs are more skilled at learning prompts and actions quickly with minimal training. Dogs that are harder to train will require a bit more patience and practice.
Health
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Some breeds, due to their size or their breeds potential genetic health issues, have shorter lifespans than others. Proper exercise, nutrition, and hygiene also play an important role in the lifespan of your pet.
Lifespan
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Some dog breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, and some more than others. This doesn’t mean that every dog will have these issues, but they have an increased risk, so it’s important to understand and prepare for any additional needs they may require.
Sociability
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Some dog breeds are more social than others, both towards humans and other dogs. More social dogs have a tendency to run up to strangers for pets and scratches, while less social dogs shy away and are more cautious, even potentially aggressive. No matter the breed, it’s important to socialize your dog and expose them to lots of different situations.

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Ttoodle Puppies

The price of a Ttoodle will usually be on the lower side, but demand for one of the parents can put you on the waiting list, as both the Tibetan Terrier and the Poodle are quite popular breeds. If you want to breed the dog, you often need to pay more. If the breeder provides vaccination shots and spays/neuters the dog before you can purchase them, the dog will be more expensive.

You may also need to pay to get the dog spayed or neutered, and it will require several vet visits in the first few years. Food, treats, toys, and flea medication will be an ongoing expense.

While these pups are quite energetic, they make a wonderful choice of breed for someone living in an apartment.

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Image Credit: Left – manfredxy, Shutterstock | Right – Racheal-Grazias, Shutterstock

Temperament & Intelligence of the Ttoodle

The Ttoodle has a gentle nature, is affectionate toward other family members, and loves to play with children. They tend to be wary of strangers, so they make great guard dogs but will be friendly with plenty of early socialization. They are extremely intelligent and have plenty of energy, which is both a blessing and a curse, since they require constant supervision and attention, or they can become destructive or misbehave. They will also use their considerable intelligence to set up elaborate schemes to get what they want.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

Yes. These dogs are extremely friendly and love to be around family members. You might find them a little underfoot when you are trying to prepare a meal or clean the house, but they love to play and can keep children entertained for several hours. They’re wary of strangers, so they will always warn you when someone is approaching the house, but they will be friendly once the stranger is in the home if you socialize them with strangers as a puppy.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets? 🐶 😽 

Yes. The Ttoodle tends to get bossy with other pets, but they won’t be aggressive or fight. Early socialization can curb authoritarian behavior, but it’s instinctive in the Tibetan Terrier like the herding instinct is in some other breeds, so it might be something your pet continues to do throughout their life. However, once everyone gets used to each other, the Ttoodle can be quite playful with other dogs and even cats.

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Things to Know When Owning a Ttoodle

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

The Ttoodle is a high-energy dog that requires plenty of high-quality protein to stay active and healthy. Brands with real meat like chicken or turkey listed first are better than those with a meat byproduct or corn ingredient. We also recommend looking for omega fats listed in the ingredients to help improve skin and coat. Omega fats can also help with brain and eye development. Probiotics and prebiotics can help build important gut bacteria that can help balance the sensitive digestive system.

Exercise 🐕

Your Ttoodle is an active dog that will require plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. They will see plenty of activity chasing after family members all day, but we recommend setting aside at least 40 minutes per day to play with your pet. Games that cause your dog to run are the best because they will help your dog burn off energy faster. They will also enjoy games of tug of war if you have the strength for it.

Training 🎾

Your Ttoodle is extremely intelligent and capable of completing complex tasks. Their Poodle parent is behind only the Border Collie in intelligence, and you can expect the same from your Ttoodle. We recommend holding short training sessions at the same time each day to get your dog into a routine, which will help them stay focused and learn quickly. Consistency is key, so you don’t want to miss any days, and you will also need to be patient because it can take even the smartest dogs several weeks to learn a new trick, and setbacks are a part of the training process.

Grooming ✂️

The good news is that your Ttoodle is considered close to being hypoallergenic (no dog is entirely hypoallergenic) so they shouldn’t trigger allergies in sensitive people. The bad news is that they still shed quite a bit, so you will need to brush them frequently to keep the fur off your furniture and to keep the dog looking their best. We recommend brushing every three or four days, more during the fall and spring shedding seasons. We also recommend manually brushing your dog’s teeth with a pet-safe toothpaste to help slow the progression of dental disease, and if you can hear the nails clicking on the floor, it’s time to get them trimmed.

Health and Conditions 🏥

Minor Conditions
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hip dysplasia
Serious Conditions

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Male vs. Female

Since the Ttoodle is a mixed breed, the parent they take after more will have a larger impact on the dog’s size, coat, and temperament than their sex, and there is no clear difference between the two.

3 Little-Known Facts About the Ttoodle

1. Good at Swimming

The Poodle parent was originally a water retriever, and as such, they’re an expert swimmer.


2. Purposeful Coat

The famous Poodle cut is not for appearance. It originally helped the dog swim better.


3. Ancient Ancestors

Tibetan monks developed Tibetan Terriers more than 2,000 years ago to be companions in their monasteries.

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Final Thoughts

The Ttoodlle is a relatively new mixed breed, but they’re showing a great deal of promise and are gaining popularity. They make a great family pet because they get along well with children and love to play games. They also get along well with other pets, but it’s better if you can socialize them early. They’re considered hypoallergenic, so they won’t trigger allergies, and they’re extremely intelligent. They will never cease to amaze you with their clever antics and schemes.

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