We were living abroad and in those days I was breeding Afghan hounds. Many Champions I've bred and still today offspring Afghans are found in several bloodlines.
My first meeting with the Lhasa Apso breed was on a trip to England, visiting the famous Crufts Dog show at Earls Court. I fell immediately in love with the Lhasa Apso and knew I will have this breed in my live.
I have shown the Lhasa Apso at Crufts in 89 Earls Court Hall his name was Lingstoc Bruf my Lingstoc Midas won Best of Breed at Crufts in 87.
In the country I lived those days, there were just a few Lhasa Apso breeders. I waited till I was in the Netherlands and search for kennels. The attitude and temperament of the Lhasa Apso is for great importance, the nobility of is liked the Afghans. Lhasa Apsos are little Afghans, and really they are.
The dog shows I like a lot and especially showing the Lhasa Apso breed. Interesting part for me and my husband Frank is dog breeding for the best quality within the Lhasa Apso breed standard. Important for me: the Lhasa Apso type, Oriëntal expression head, sound Lhasa movement, soundness in conformation overall and good quality of coat in Lhasas.
My husband likes the Lhasa Apso puppies very much and they all love him. The Lhasa Apso puppies play a lot with him and puppies knows him very well. Frank is a big support for me, he is a science animal geneticist and educated in veterinarian medicine, which helps me a great deal.
The differences in my Lhasa Apso dogs are small because of my consistency breeding. To refresh and keeping the diversity on level, I did used two Lhasa Apso males consisting some inheritance of the former vd Warwinckel bloodlines into my previous EL Minja´s line and submitting some new characteristics. The results are excellent and I'm very pleased with the results.
The last years my focus is on more improving my quality and imported new dogs into my kennel. Very important was my choice to add Kalif this male with wonderful temperament and attitude had a wonderful career and is a tribute to my breeding program, in my kennel.