The Tibetan Spaniel is a highly intelligent dog coming from the mountainous regions of Tibet. These little dogs were originally bred in the monasteries of Tibet where the monks held them in high esteem. They were used as watchdogs and warned of approaching visitors by their barking. These characteristics are still found in the breed today as they make very good house dogs, warning of any unusual occurrence. They should have great dignity and proud bearing, indicating how much the powerful monks, their masters, prized them in Tibet, and it should be realised that these dogs could not be bought from the monks but were given as valued gifts to esteemed friends.
The coat is a double coat, silky in texture, smooth on face and front of legs, of moderate length on body, but lying rather flat. Ears and back of forelegs nicely feathered, tail and buttocks well furnished with longer hair. Should not be over-coated and bitches tend to carry less coat and mane than dogs.
Preparing your Tibetan start with shampoos, the eyes, face, head, and expression are so important, for this use. Plush Puppy Let’s Face It, this is what the dog showing world has needed for way too long. Another one of the famous Plush Puppy products that with the latest technology and the highest amounts of naturally sourced ingredients has developed a product that is a must! This is a hypoallergenic sulfate free low foaming shampoo designed for faces. It’s no tear formula with the highest quality Blue Cypress Extracts, Panthenol with Pro-Vitamin B, and SugaNate. These special ingredients are soothing, cleansing, assist in adding moisture, aid healing and have anti-inflammatory benefits. A small golf ball sized amounts directly to the face and eye area allows you to thoroughly clean without causing irritation. It can be used in and around ears also with the same benefits. Its low foaming design allows ease of rinsing yet complete cleaning. Leave this on during the shampooing process to protect any possible eye irritations.
For the body in full and correct textured coat use Plush Puppy All Purpose Shampoo at a dilution rate of 1:5 (1-part shampoo to 5 parts warm water in a squeeze bottle). For dogs that need more softening to the coat use Plush Puppy Natural Conditioning Shampoo at the same rate of 1:5. This adds a softening result to the coat. For those dogs that are out of coat or an area that could use more coat either all over or just in specific areas use Plush Puppy Body Building Shampoo. This can be used at a dilution rate of 1:5. This shampoo with its scientific ingredients makes each hair look and feel thicker.
Conditioning the Tibetan also varies, this is to achieve the best results for the dogs’ coat texture. Normal texture use Plush Puppy Natural Silk Protein Conditioner is the conditioner of conditioners; PP Natural Silk Protein Conditioner will not only leave a great finish on your coat but will reduce static electricity and fluffiness in a ‘fly away’ coat. Organic sources with silk amino acids and plant extracts make this conditioner one that gives consistent results. Can be diluted 5 parts water to 1-part conditioner and up to 10:1 for light use. For those dogs with too soft a coat use Plush Puppy Reviva Coat is a remarkable product designed to moisturise all types of coats without leaving them greasy or feeling oily. This amazing formula really gets results. Brilliant for conditioning coats that cannot take a regular conditioner e.g. where you need to retain fullness, not change the coats texture or coats that need a totally non-greasy conditioning. Simply shake the can well and apply a golf ball-sized amount to hands. Spread through the coat. Comb, brush, or groom as usual. Can be left in or rinsed out.
For dogs with damaged or dry coats use Plush Puppy Coat Rescue has been specifically formulated to help dry or damaged coats. Coat Rescue’s naturally blended essential oils and pure plant extracts help restore strength and elasticity to dehydrated and tired coat hair. Mix 2 tablespoons into 1-2 cups of warm water. Apply using a sponge to the damaged area of the coat. Let sit in the coat for a minimum of 10 mins (longer is better) and rinse off.
Also for a damaged coat or just protecting the coat use Plush Puppy Seabreeze Oil. Blended from essential plant oils for calming and healing qualities. An innovative organic formula where old meets new with wheat germ oil, calendula oil, and evening primrose oil, etc. Adds hydration to the coat yet does not change the natural texture. Gives a healthy vigor to the coat and skin. Use at 1 tablespoon to 4 litres/1 gallon of warm water and sponge liberally onto the coat. LEAVE IN. DO NOT RINSE. Adjust dilution rate according to coat needs. This and Coat Rescue can be mixed together and applied as one.
Again, is out of coat or just needing more in areas use Plush Puppy Volumising Spray is that added extra for the finishing touches. A light spray and then brush in. Great for use on the tail or pants to just add that extra volume where you need it. Use Volumising Spray ‘Ready to Use’ for quicker, easier, and fuller coat results either before blow drying or Use to ‘fluff’ up the coat before the show. This is a hair thickener, not a hair stiffener, and not easily detectable.
Brushing during the week or at the show, the best product is Plush Puppy OMG. A revolutionary grooming spray combining all the aspects of the latest technology with old fashioned common sense – it works! Repels dirt. Completely water-soluble. Will, not build-up. Effortless disentangler. Dilute to suit individual coat needs. If you wonder why we called it O.M.G, you will surely understand when you use it. This is perfect as a grooming spray for both at home or the show. Its special formulation can be adjusted to suit both. A normal grooming spray at 1:20 for those heavy coats or as light as 1:30 for that show freshen up. Also available in OMG ready to use.
There is a multitude of brushes on the market. Many vary in quality and design. Plush Puppy Ultimate range of brushes is what sets us apart from the others. The range is exclusive to Plush Puppy and manufactured in Germany using only the very finest of components. The specially designed handle is ergonomically shaped to be a pleasure to use. The hand rounded pins in varying lengths or the natural boar bristles right down to the exclusive soft cushion base is what makes these brushes so special. For the Tibetan, our favorites are the Plush Puppy Ultimate Pin Brush and The Plush Puppy Ultimate Anti-Static Porcupine Brush.
At shows, a light mist of Plush Puppy Odour Muncher is the finishing touch. Apply as part of your finishing preparation for the ring for a beautiful, clean, fresh smell. Different from all the rest! This fabulous deodoriser literally munches the offending odours – others just mask. Plus it smells divine.
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