The Tibetan Spaniel
All Tibetan Spaniels in the Western World can trace
their ancestry back to just 5 original Tibbies.
Dolma, Potala, Lama and Garpon were brought to the
UK from India shortly after the Second World War.
A fifth dog, Skyid, was the only surviving dog from
the original Pre-war dogs brought to England .
Between 1968 and 1973, 7 more dogs were brought
from the East. 5 went to the USA and 2 to the UK.
Here in Australia, the first Tibbies were introduced
by Myra Livett of the Leagay Kennels, in 1974. Aust Ch. Skelbeck
Cherry Bud and Braeduke Numa have the honour of offically
being Australia's first Tibetan Spaniels.
Delma Clatworthy of Koorabar Kennels also brought
in a breeding pair later that same year. Both pairs of dogs produced
litters in 1975, the first from Leagay Kennels by only 7 weeks. Shortly
thereafter, several more breeding programs were started. The original
Leagay and Koorabar Kennels were very soon joined in the mid to late
70's by Tygil Kennels (Lorna Mahony), Karakorum Kennels (John Jones)ToreanaKennels
(Ken Talbot) and our own Barrajy Kennels.