Tibetan Spaniel, The jewel of the east.

(Tibetan Spaniel Handbook)

with 236 page's full-colour page's.

It goes without saying that we are regularly confronted with the scarce information available on Tibbies in Dutch. This inspired me to write this book. I could not have done it by myself and am very grateful, first of all, for the help given me by my husband who did all the researching. Although the population of the breed is not extensive in the Netherlands, I hope this book will prove to be a worthwhile addition. On my trips abroad as a judge, I noticed that Tibbie owners in other countries were also interested in this book, hence the English publication.


Authors: Mrs P.C. Zwaartman-Pinster and Mr. A.L.M. Zwaartman.

Front page illustration: Popo het Zwaard, Pö-pa Pu-ge het Zwaard, Golden Glory het Zwaard, owned by A.L.M. Zwaartman & P.C. Zwaartman-Pinster. And Little Black Magic van de Meerval, breeder, S. Slooten-Jansen, owned P.C. Zwaartman-Pinster.

Back page illustration: Strawberry (het Zwaard), owned by A.L.M. Zwaartman & P.C. Zwaartman-Pinster.

ISBN: 90-809347-1-2

Editing and layout:  P.C. Zwaartman-Pinster, IZP-photodesign.

First edition: 2014

First printing English edition: 2014

Translator: Mrs J.Z. Tijman-Logtenberg & A.L.M. Zwaartman.

Publishers: P.C. Zwaartman-Pinster and A.L.M. Zwaartman

Copyright:  P.C. Zwaartman-Pinster


All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher.


Price is Euro + pack and shipping costs.



Table of Contents:

- A Word of Thanks

- Preface

- Introduction

- Chapter 1: Country of Origin

- Chapter 2: The First Tibetan Spaniels in the Netherlands

- Chapter 3: Curent Population of Tibetan Spaniels in the Netherlands

- Chapter 4: Breed Standard; What should a Tibbie look like? Prapsos; Related Breeds; Dog-Breeding Terms.

- Chapter 5: Breeding Tibetan Spaniels

- Chapter 6: How to Raise and Care For a Tibbie Puppy

- Chapter 7: Diseases, Defect and Parasites

- Chapter 8: Dog Shows: How to Prepare for Them, and How te Become a Dutch Champion

- Chapter 9: Golden Oldies

- Chapter 10: The Character of Tibetan Spaniels

- Ageing Tibetan Spaniels

- Appendices

- Start

- Bibliography Related to Tibetan Spaniels (in Dutch)

- Poem

- 1961 FCI Breed standard

- 1998 FCI Breed Standard

- 1974 Breed Standard of the  Kennel Club England, by Mrs. A. Wynyard

- Kennel Club England, Current (2006) Breed Standard

- American Kennel Club, Current (2010) Breed Standard

- 1934 Englisch Breed Standard

- 1959 Englisch Breed Standard

- Tibetan Names for Tibetan Spaniels

- Stamps Showing Tibetan Spaniels

- Breeders' Association

- 1947 Panorama Cover ( Dutch magazine)

- Sources/Consulted Literature

- Introducie Kennel het Zwaard

- IZP-photodesign

- The End.

  Below are some pages from the book


Kennel het Zwaard - Since 1976. Small, but select.


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