One of our first TT puppies!

About Us


GEMMS Kennels is kind of a non-truth.  We are not really a
kennel at all.  Our pets are in the house with us and NEVER
go in a kennel.

We are a small home based breeder located in Bloomington (Minneapolis) Minnesota and Sioux City, Iowa.   We have been raising Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers since 1988 and fell in love with the Tibetan Terriers (TTs) in the late 1990's.  We adopted our first Tibetan Terrier Sophie into our home in the fall of 2000.  

She has been a good girl and a real change from the Wheatens.  We waited for a long time to show her and she finished in the fall of 2003.  One of our favorite wins was a Best of Breed win over several champions.

Sophie moved to North Dakota, however, her daughter Stoli produced some of the best TTs ever and Sophie’s granddaughter Whoopi  has been promoted to TT Queen of our house! 

Before we breed we ensure that all of our dogs have the appropriate health checks and are in great shape.

Prior to leaving our home, all puppies will have been vet checked, shots given, dew claws removed and BAER (hearing) tested (Tibetans)!

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