LITTLE A HISTOPY
Where did he come from this little wonderful Lhasa apso? He made a long way from the Himalayas, Bhutan, Nepal to the center of Asia, Tibet – the country of everlasting, snow and fog, the country of spirits where usually monks went to die, the country of rigorous climate unique culture and wise, generous, and simple people.
And unique the history of Tibet. The militant people inspired fear on some Asian countries and then it could to regenerate info a (was able to…) real religions nation extraordinary country could give us one of its masterpieces. It is a sacred dog Lhasa apso, the dog of future luck, peas and happiness. For many years Tibetans Kept their small wonderful charm a great secret. But nothing in secret, that shall not be made manifest. And in the end of 19-th century Lhasa apso created a furor in Europe. We can’t say exactly who brought these dogs in Europe. But it is a version that in the first dog came here with Marco Polo. Another version says that in 1860 some interventionists penetrated into China and took these dogs as captured material.
The first description of Lhasa’s standards made Sir Lionel Jacobs in 1901. In 1904 in British magazine was published the description which became the base of future standard. And it almost didn’t change from that time. In 1934 the Kennel Club Britain recognized the breed and it got an official standard.
Only in 1967 in Russia this breed became independent. Before this Lhasa apso included into Tibetan terrier group.
There were very few Lhasa apso that time and they didn’t do for standard. So they stopped to take part in dog-show.
In 1993 the head of “Chinese house” club Margarita Lenkova got two Lhasa apso litter from Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. It was only 6 puppies (2 males and 4 females)/ Two of them she kept in her nursery. And «Antey» club members took other puppies. And so our club began to breed Lhasa apso. And from 1994 our dogs began to make part in dog-show in Russia.
In 1995 male Badrian Mani Padme (owner Lenkova) got a title the Champion of Russia. In 1996 his sister female Baktria Mani Padme (owner Chevgaeva) and his son Abrakadabra is Chines house (owner Kudinova) got this title too. In 1999 female Old Tomarktus Baktria Exellent (owner Chevgaeva) became the Champion of Russia. This dog took place in many dog-shows and she had no any criticism from both Russian and foreign judges.
Also in 1999 male Bruce Manure who had a difficult fate and so not ordinary character in spite of all prognosis got a title “The Champion of Russia”.
So in beginning of 2000 “Antey” club had about 100 dogs. In the nursery “Old Tomarktus” were born 60 puppies. Probably it is the primary total number of Lhasa apso in Russia.
But I believe that this breed will be as popular in this country as it is popular in the words.