name is Judy Gard, and despite
promise you, I really do smile.
surrounded by Tibbies!
bred and shown dogs since the early 1950's when, as a teenager, I bought
and started to show
the 60's I fell in love with Chihuahuas and the love affair has
lasted just on 30 years. However In 1978, my son, Tim, became a
toddler and wanted to play with the dogs. I decided that something a little
sturdier was needed. The Tibetan Spaniel had just been introduced to Australia
a few years earlier and the more I learnt about this incredible breed,
the more I loved them.
were the perfect dog for me. Robust enough for family life, full of personality,
and a real challenge to successfully breed.
didn't take too long for me to import a male
the UK and then one from New Zealand.
then I was smitten - Tibs were for me and they
managed to replace my beloved Chihuahuas.
Tibs are my life and everything revolves
them. We keep a small number of selected dogs as Tibbies are not Kennel
dogs and thrive on human companionship and individuality. Our
puppies are house reared and many of ours are house dogs.
show in most states of Australia and have been
with Best of Breed at the Royal Shows in four Australian States.
There are Barrajy Tibs in all States and Territories of Australia, many
of them in show homes, and these owners regularly exhibit them with
outstanding success. Of course, not all of our Tibs turn into
Show Dogs. A lot of them live a life of luxury as a much loved pet.
recently sent two black Tibbies to the USA - one of them is already
an American Champion while the other has just commenced his show career.
We have most colours, including gold, reds, blacks, silver, sables,
and have just re-introduced some of our old
Colour lines, so we will have lovely Parti's on
ground soon and hopefully into all the Show Rings.
one of them be yours?)