update 31 july 2018
Mr Frank van
Mrs Nevenka Skavic
For all correspondence email adress:
Because we have so
many attendings already we will start to pre-register:
PRE-REGISTER here !!
Mrs Lydie Estru
Ms Barbara Wood
Mrs Jose Zijlmans
Mr Martin Baskaran
Mr Svein Helgesen
|Ms. Anna Ravila
Ms Barbara Wood works in cooperation with Mrs Linda Crabill Byrne.
1st World Congress
HOSTED by the Lhasa Apso Club Nederland
1st WORLD CONGRESS 25-27 September 2020
during Int. Dogshow
Maastricht at the MECC
Congress location in Valkenburg, Netherlands
Is the tool for success!
When Breed Clubs and breeders work together for
healthy Lhasa Apsos and
THEME: PRESERVING THE INTEGRITY OF THE LHASA APSO FROM TIBET
The Lhasa Apso from Tibet belongs to those ancient dog breeds which have been
drastically changed over the last 30 years. The true and original Tibetan type
has been widely lost by now. Only a few breeders around the world are left who
are preserving the unique character of this ancient breeds personality, type,
confirmation, movement, coat and size.
The Lhasa Apso as a cultural ambassador
of Tibet and has been pushed aside more and more in favour of artificially
designed coat-dominated dogs of mostly wrong balance, wrong heads, untypical
expressions and alien movements.
The independence and charisma of the true Apso
personality has been massively neglected towards promoting 'simple, dull and
I am happy for the fact there are still Lhasa Apso breeders which are not neglecting the
roots of our beloved breed and try to do the breeding within the breedstandard!
In this modern world we can be happy that we have Lhasa Apso
breeders using breeding experience to have the classic type with a little modern factor,
needed for the world society nowadays, without losing the eye for the origin of
Breedclubs have to communicate a lot more as they do right now and share experience
and insights about our beloved
breed in all aspects.
Breeders have to be educated, the time when our pioneers educate local breeders
and those who wanted to learn is far behind us, as the internet took over this role, scanning pictures,
belief fake stories and this takes his toll.
Lifely experience and touch cannot be learn online, sharing know how in the right way
have two aspects, alive and in theory.
Important is that we notice and understand what we are doing with our Lhasa
breed, especially when the Lhasa is used as a winner tool in the show ring.
Self-reflection: you hold yourself a mirror to reflect on how
you make your breeding decisions, the choices you make in male and females to
skills you use and how that responsibility feels.
This is why the undersigned enthusiasts - breeders as well as judges - and all
others supporting this cause are rallying behind the initiative of running the
"1st Lhasa Apso World Congress" to preserve the breed for the future...
Mr. Frank van Tatenhove, Mrs. Nevenka Skavic, Mrs. Glenys Dolphin, Mr. Christofer Habig and Mr.