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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, groomer and handler. I completed training for hosts and ring secretaries, as well as the cynological assistant course. I am a long-time active activist of the Polish Kennel Club and the secretary of the IX FCI / ornamental and companion dogs / group in Krakow Department.

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.
  • For at least 2 thousand years, these dogs were only kept in Tibet by monks in order to guard the monasteries and temples. They were considered as saint animals. It was believed that after the owner's death, the soul of the deceased entered the body of Lhasa Apso.
  • Even though it was thought that Lhasa Apso brought luck to people who take care of them, it was impossible get them outside of Tibet. First, very valuable specimens were given to other parts of the world by the Dalai Lama, who gifted them to the diplomats visiting Tibet. Then they also arrived in Europe in the 1920s, where they were really appreciated by the local breeders in the United Kingdom.

Thank you for your interest!

Magdalena Świkszcz


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