The time has come.....
I was haunted by the fact the dogs hadn't received respect or recognition by most breeders and fanciers since their recent predecessors entered the western hemisphere. Realizing the dogs would never receive this if appropriate action wasn't taken, I picked up the torch.
This announcement was scheduled to be made in September 2003 because there is still much work to be done, following my carefully developed plan. The dogs
arrived at my house clipped short, which is one of the main reasons I have remained quiet. I wanted to present the dogs to you, Lhasa Apso fanciers, in full coat groomed to our standards. They were in excellent physical, mental and health condition. This group of dogs, contrary to rumours I've heard, has excellent temperaments.
Mr. D'Aoust, Madame de Zarobe and the people at the Ligmincha Institute are directly responsible for this wonderful opportunity. Ten D'Aoust dogs were placed with me in August 2001. A litter, consisting of a female and two males, was born here June 2, 2002. Not only were these dogs given to me, but Cece Clover and her Mac drove the dogs to Colorado!
Dharmapala was Mr. D'Aoust's kennel name. Kunza, Tibetan for fire, god of fire and poet, is the kennel name I've chosen for this breeding program.
Lotus is the kennel name of Mrs. Clover, the woman in charge of the dogs in Virginia. The ten remaining dogs (out of the 20 last spring) in Virginia have been placed in homes with members of the Ligmincha Institute. I have records on all of these dogs and remain in contact with Mr. D'Aoust.
Dharmapala Kunza Lhasa Apsos
Fleetfire Lhasa Apsos (70 AKC registered Champions)
Renal Dysplasia Scholar