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Welcome on the behalf of the Tibetan Pride kennel (FCI)!

We are a small family Lhasa Apso dog kennel, registered in the Kennel Club in Poland, the only organization operating in Poland which is recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale – FCI and which entered into the register of supervised entities kept by the District Veterinary Officer in Krakow.

Since I remember, I was always surrounded and accompanied by animals in my life - the big and small (dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, rats, canaries, fish). The fascination and love for animals led me to pursue a degree at the University of Agriculture in Krakow at the Department of Animal Science, where I obtained an Engineering Masters degree in Zootechnics in 2000.

As the owner of the kennel, I constantly expand my knowledge in the field of animal husbandry, dog breeding and behaviorism by attending numerous courses, seminars and conferences. I am a certified behaviorist, dog therapist, groomer and handler. I am a long-time active activist of the Polish Kennel Club, the deputy manager of the IX FCI /Companion and Toy Dogs/ group in Krakow Department and the kennel assistant of Group 9 FCI - Companion and Toy Dogs. I was awarded the Bronze Badge of the Kennel Club in Poland.

Our kennel started with a lovely gorgeous bitch - Eni /ENIGMA Maly Budda/. Her great character and charm made us fall in love with Lhasa Apso breed and the following year we welcomed a new family member - Ivo /Sliver DUST Maly Budda/. Thanks to the founding of this kennel, we are incredibly happy that we can share our dogs’ character and beauty with fellow animal lovers.

In our kennel, the dogs live among us as they are our family members. They are a part of our everyday life and grow up among children. We give them a lot of love and respect.

Dogs from our kennel has proudly achieved titles such as: International Beauty Champion FCI /C.I.B/, Grand Champion of Poland, Grand Champion of Slovakia, Grand Champion of Czech Republic, Champion of Poland, Champion of Slovakia, Czech Champion, Junior Champion of Poland, Polish Veteran Champion, GRAND PRIX WINNER OF SLOVAKIA, Winner of Poland, Winner of the Czech Republic, Winner of the Tibetan Breeds Club Slovakia, Winner of the Club of Decorative Dogs and the Society of Poland, Winner of the Special Show Toy Star Polska, The Most Beautiful Dog of the Show / BIS /, Winner of the IX FCI Group / BOG /, Best of Breed / BOB /, Winner of the Opposite Sex / BOS /, The Most Beautiful Junior of the Show, The Best Junior in Breed, Junior Winner, The Most Beautiful Puppy of the Show, The Best Puppy in The Breed, The Most Beautiful Younger Puppy of the Show, The Best Younger Puppy in the Breed, # 2 Top Dog Lhasa Apso in Poland. They have also repeatedly won CACIB, CWC / CAC and Cruft's Nominations at rings in Poland and abroad.

Something about the breed and its history:

  • Lhasa Apso is a small, cheerful, friendly, confident and courageous dog with a determined character and a big heart, immensely devoted to its owner. This smart, lively pet is also alert and suspicious of strangers. Sometimes it’s stubborn too. Lhasa Apso gets attached to people who truly love, respect and understand them.
  • Lhasa Apso is a breed with a long lifespan, which brings many years of happiness and joy - they are true friends.
  • The Lhasa apso is a very old dog breed, originating from the mystical, picturesque Tibetan mountains. The first records of these dogs date back to the 8th century BC, although the breed may have appeared in this region much earlier. According to historical records, representatives of this breed accompanied monks in temples and monasteries, as well as the aristocracy and Tibetan rulers.
  • At a time when the country was ruled by the Bon Po religion, it was believed that after death, the owner's soul could enter the body of the Lhasa Apso. And although the Buddhists who took over the monasteries in the 8th century AD did not share beliefs about soul transmigration, they did value this dog breed for its intelligence, independent thinking, and guardianship skills. It was widely honored and respected. Since Lhasa Apsos were believed to bring good luck, after the establishment of Buddhism, it was strictly forbidden to export these dogs outside of Tibet, except in individual cases, when the Dalai Lama personally offered Lhasa Apso puppies to great personalities as sacred gifts.
  • The Lhasa apso breed was imported to England in 1928 by a British colonel and officially recognized by the British Kennel Club in 1934. The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) has registered the Lhasa Apso under the model number 227, in group 9 - companion and toy dogs, in section 5 - Tibetan breeds.

Thank you for your interest!

Magdalena Świkszcz

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