TIBETANS - INTRODUCTION
Tibetan Spaniel has a delightful temperament, for while he
obviously likes to stress his superiority of breeding by his
somewhat haughty expression, he is only too ready to let his
hair down in a mad rush round the garden with his friends.
comes in a great variety of colours, but his coat never varies
in its gleaming, silky texture, which in spite of its length is
not hard to keep in good condition.
likes company and exercise, but he is quite happy to let life
take it course, and is a healthy chap needing relatively little
food and a minimum of fuss.
The "Het Zwaard" ("The Sword") kennel of Mr and Mrs Aad and Ineke
Zwaartman, already known for their Cavalier King Charles Spaniels,
welcomed its first Tibbie in 1995, Hussy/Gussy van 't Burgstse Hof,
also known as My/Li. My/Li has show talents, and also considers herself
"very genuine". It is great to have show dogs like that! In addition to
her Dutch title, she obtained the titles "Best Tibetan 1996" and "Winster"
and BOB 1997. And she still is in charge among the Tibbies in this
kennel, and she is 14 years old now.
Quite soon she was joined by the little blond Golden Gloria
van 't Burgstse Hof, also known as Lotus; both came from Mrs
Ria Kavelaars' kennel.
The team was strengthened by a particoloured dog Kydro
White Lightning, also known as Jason (Youth-Winner
1998), imported from Mrs M.I. Sykes' kennel in Wales. He was
mated with My-Li, and sired, among other puppies, Dutch
Champion Simba het Zwaard, now owned by the Belgian
mrs M. Batens.
Meanwhile Simba has revealed his show talents at the Crufts
Spring 2011, He past
Two home-bred bitches - the sable Gwennyn het Zwaard and the
red Cunwa het Zwaard, both daughters of My-Li - also made a
small contribution. Dutch Champion Gwennyn, born in My-Li's
first litter, became the Zwaartman's first home-bred Tibbie.
Dutch, Belgium, Luxembourg and Int. Champion Gismo het
Zwaard, owned by Mrs C.Dekker, was born from mating Jason to
Lotus. He has just started his show career and obtained BOB
in Hulten 2004.
Gwennyn het Zwaard
Currently 2009, 14 Tibbies are living in the Zwaartman
residence. Occasionally, they can be seen at shows*; five of
them are now Dutch Champions. Others, International or
Belgium's and Luxembourg's Champion.
Both Aad and Ineke are still extremely satisfied with the
breed, and have devoted themselves to the publication of a
Ineke is meanwhile FCI judge for the breed, that is why we
do not enter our dogs so frequently on dogshows anymore.
Two Pearls from
The past 15 years I have been FCI judge. I am group-judge of
Group 9 and Group 5 and some breeds in group 2, 3, 7 and 8.
Both breeding and judging are serious hobbies of mine that I
enjoy and I hope to continue both for many years to come.
We are also members of the Tibetan Spaniel Association
England, Tibetan Breeds Club in Belgium, Cavalier Club in
the Netherlands, etc. etc.
Gismo het Zwaard,
older halfbrother of Popo
the right Popo
Our Missy-Lin het
Zwaard and her daughter Golden Glory het Zwaard (Fifi)
La-Bam-Ba het Zwaard
Babsi v.'t Burgstse Hof
with one of her puppy's
het Zwaard - Since 1976.
Small, but select.