Most have never heard of the superb dog breed the Ttoodle. While energetic, they are intelligent animals capable of bonding with most people.
Depending on where you are and what you are looking for in a pet, the Ttoodle is one of the top choices as a pet whether you are looking for a family addition or just a good companion.
By the end of this guide, you’ll know all the important details to help you pick if the Ttoodle is your next pet or if you should look into other types of breeds.
Ttoodle Puppies – Before You Buy…
The Ttoodle breed has several things going for it. Like many mixed breeds, they combine some of the best characteristics of their parent breeds the Tibetan Terrier and the Poodle.
They are a blend of loyalty, curiosity, playfulness, and adventurousness that can sometimes get them into trouble.
They have a rich but at times muddled history with a track record of being easy to integrate into most households.
However, there are some things you need to know before you decide to pick up a Ttoodle puppy or two.
What price are Ttoodle Puppies?
Ttoodles are fashionable pets. As a result, they can be on the higher end of cost when it comes to picking one up from a quality breeder.
At a minimum, they can be about $600 and can go up to as much as $1600 for puppies.
Their medical expenses can be about another $500 a year as well as miscellaneous other costs their first few years depending on if you decide to hire a trainer or handle the hard work yourself.
Because they are easy to handle, you won’t have to pay a premium for a trainer to handle your Ttoodle like you would if you had a problem-prone dog.
How to Find Reputable Ttoodle Breeders
Ttoodles are more prevalent in Europe than they are in the states.
For this reason, it’d be better to seek a breeder from England, Germany, France or Portugal if you are concerned with getting the best quality over price.
3 Little-known facts about Ttoodle puppies
- One of their parent breeds is known for its ability to bring companionship to sheepherders in Tibet, and the other is known for being the posh but aloof animal historically used for hunting in France.
- None is completely sure of where the first of the breed came from and when. Even though it’s been around quite a long time, the only thing that is known for sure is that it was originally bred in Europe.
- Ttoodles make excellent show dogs because they are agile, smart, and easy to train. They pick up complex tricks with ease with a bit of repetition and loving discipline.
Physical Traits of the Ttoodle
The Ttoodle due to being bred from the Poodle and Tibetan Terrier falls onto the medium size range when compared to most dogs.
They usually range from more than 14 inches to a little less than 19 inches.
Their weight is moderate as well, coming in between 30 to 50 pounds depending on diet, exercise frequency/level, and their parents.
Their fur can be colored after a few different options. They include white, black, blue, and mixes that fall in between.
Their fur can be thick and curly and for this reason, it’s recommended to have a side fund for getting them groomed regularly or grooming them yourself.
Every couple of months they need to have their fur maintained and cut.
Depending on whether it is more Poodle or Tibetan Terrier, they will be easy to deal with when they periodically shed.
Even the ones that shed more can be handled by brushing them frequently to remove surplus hairs from covering your home.
What is the life expectancy of the Ttoodle?
Ttoodle’s have a life expectancy that is above average for breeds of its kind.
Due to the two parenting breeds having a 12 to 14-year life expectancy, the Ttoodle on average lives at a minimum of twelve years and a maximum of 16 years.
Factors that come into play include how well their fitness is maintained, the diet that you feed them, and how much attention they are shown.
Like any pet, Ttoodle’s are resilient, but they thrive when taken care of and spending a bit extra on their food can raise their life expectancy substantially by ensuring they get the best nutrients possible.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Ttoodle
The Ttoodle is known for being extremely intelligent and easy to manage. For newbie dog owners they are a great first pet, as they aren’t difficult to train.
They’re loving, happy, and outgoing pets that are good with all types of people.
They are highly adaptable and have a great aptitude for handling kids. Very few incidents have ever been reported of these pets being aggressive as their nature is naturally to be companions.
They are always aware of their environment and seem to be good at nurturing/being connected to their owners or people they spend a lot of time around.
The Ttoodle’s Diet
Ttoodles can eat from just under a cup and a half a day up to two or three cups a day depending on their size.
The smaller ones and puppies will consume maybe half to a full cup daily, but in any case, their food costs very rarely go above $50-$60 a month.
How Much Exercise Does a Ttoodle Need?
Ttoodles need a fair amount of exercise. They are filled with energy and as a result, can be difficult to keep indoors or crates for long periods of time.
They prefer to be in an environment that is open. As a result, the official recommendation would be to bring them in if you have a large yard or open space for them to roam.
At the same time, they can be kept in apartments because they are highly trainable due to their aforementioned top-tier intelligence levels.
Keeping them in an apartment or smaller house would be manageable in a city as long as there is a park nearby or another way for them to get at minimum 30-45 minutes of exercise a day.
They need more than a couple of miles of walking to be fully satiated.
If you don’t have the time to take your dog out daily, you need to plan to either pay for a dog walker or to have someone else be responsible for the dog’s daily outings.
Even though they are intelligent dogs, when they get restless, they can find themselves in mischief with ease.
Intelligent dogs when bored can do serious damage to furniture, carpet, and other items in the house, and they don’t tend to enjoy being caged up for long periods of time.
It can cause their development to be stagnated.
Ttoodle Health and Conditions
This can include:
- Eye Issues
- Von Willebrand’s Disease
- Cushing’s Disease
- Hip Dysplasia
- Skin Irritation Based Infections
Thankfully the cost of treatments and the possibility of treatment being necessary can be offset by picking up pet insurance which won’t cost too much more.
Ttoodles most of the time don’t get affected by more serious ailments until they are more advanced in age.
My Final Thoughts on the Ttoodle
The Ttoodle is an adaptable pet.
It can and will thrive in many environments, but like many dogs of its type, it requires a moderate amount of attention early on to find its place within your household or family environment.
The biggest impetus that potential owners have is the cost of buying and owning one.
When placed into context, it’s important to consider your pet an investment.
What you are willing to spend could potentially affect the experience you have with the puppy you end up getting.
With a long life expectancy and moderate costs to keep them in good health, you can expect your Ttoodle to be a valuable member of your household with a reasonable commitment to helping them grow and flourish as happy pets.
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When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
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- Ttoodle Puppies – Before You Buy…
- What price are Ttoodle Puppies?
- How to Find Reputable Ttoodle Breeders
- 3 Little-known facts about Ttoodle puppies
- Physical Traits of the Ttoodle
- What is the life expectancy of the Ttoodle?
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Ttoodle
- The Ttoodle’s Diet
- How Much Exercise Does a Ttoodle Need?
- Ttoodle Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Ttoodle