Kathmandu Tibetan Terriers
established 1968
Tibetan Terrier Club of America - member since 1971
Tibetan Terrier Association (England) member

This is Lizzie (CH. Kiara Kathmandu's Show Biz Liz), the mother or grandmother of most of the dogs I am currently showing or planning to breed, She is pictured on the left, shown winning Best of Breed over a group-placing special under breeder-judge Gary Carr and handled by me.   Liz started her show career by winning Best of Oppostie Sex (with an entry of 28) in the Puppy Sweepstakes at the 1994 Specialty in as well as Best of Opposite at the Mt. Vernon Tibetan Terrier Club  Specaitly in 1994 and completed her championship title in December, 1995.In addition to being a beauty pagent winner, Liz is a qualified therapy dog and has had basic obedience and agility training. Liz completed her CD (basic obedience degree) in 2000; among her qualifying scores was the "High-in-Trial" at the Tibetan Terrier Club of America National Specialty held in Texas in March of 2000! She is a very sociable critter who enjoys company and loves to go on  picnics.  Lizzie is OFA TT-1449E25F and is certified clear of hereditary eye disease.

Lizzie, co-bred by Dennis Gunsher and Joyce Borman, is a descendent of my first Tibetan, Teddy, as well as many of the breed's early history makers. Her pedigree shows many well-known early dogs including the first American Best-in-Show winner, CH. Kontan's Shazaam Bu-Tsa Lhor, the English import Am. CH. Dokham Prin-Su's Caspar and the foundation of the English Luneville line, Eng. CH. Luneville Prince Khan.

Her first litter was a line breeding on Khan and his brother, American Import Luneville Prince Kana. She was bred to my own CH. Kathmandu's King of Camelot - "Arfer" (a grandson of CH. Kyirong's Shadrach of Camelot) and produced a litter of 5 boys and 2 girls on April 17, 1996. Pat Nelson's Louie (CH. Kathmandu's Jazz Man) finished his championship at 18 months old and his brother, my Spot (CH. Kathmandu's In The Spotlight) finished his in just over 4 weeks of showing at 19 months. A third boy, Kathmandu's on Broadway, had started his show career out with a bang, winning Best in Futurity (a Breeders' Sweepstakes) at the Sept. 1997 TTCA National Specialty but then went into "retirement" until the following year while he recovered from a massive puppy coat blow. He earned some points and then was out of the ring when he injured his tail. Joey finally kept himself out of trouble long enough to get his "majors" and finish his championship in August 2001. He sired his first litter, born August 12, 2000 to Prin-Sue's Chloe in Cleveland and his daughter, Kacey (Kathmandu's Curtain Call, joined our family in November that year. A fourth boy, Sandy Costello's "Bandit" (Kathmandu Steals the Show) has already earned his several agility titles and was ranked the #3 TT in agility competition in 2000 and continues to excell in the sport. The other boy and the two girls are happy couch potatoes who never have been asked to work for a living!

Lizzie's second litter was sired by an Alaskan dog, CH. Wintercreek Somethin' Special. "SP" was related to "Arfer" on his father's side and added some "new blood" on the mother's side. This time we had 4 girls and 1 boy on Oct. 27, 1997. Two girls headed for show careers and Angel (Kathmandu's Devil in Disguise) received her first point at the tender age of 9 months; she then followed in her half-brother Joe's pawprints and was Best in Futurity at the 1999 TT Specialty in Allentown, PA under Mrs. Constance Downey of the famous British Luneville Kennels. You can see a copyrighted photo of Angel's win (posted here with permission of the show photographer, Chuck Tatham). Angel and Sherpa (Kathmandu's Himalayan High) are the girls to watch in this litter. The other girls, Maggie and Missy went to be BFPs (Beloved Family Pets)in upstate New York and Toronto, Ontario.

Liz had her third litter in Massachusetts in late 1998 when she went back to visit her breeder. After "honeymooning" with CH. Kiara Duke of Dogwood in Chicago, she had a litter of 3 girls and 3 boys. Dennis kept "Bubble" (CH. Kiara Absolutely Fabulous)who finished her championship in 2000 while "Bari", a clone of her mother, has a potential obedience and conformation career ahead of her in Florida with Shirley Broen. This breeding was repeated - marking the first time in over thirty years that I have ever bred a bitch more than three times - and was born in December, 1999.

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