Our Tibetan Terriers as they are found today consist of two breeding lines. One is the nomadic breed, where they are used as herding dogs in more than 4000 m. height. Their duty was, to keep goats, sheep- and yak herds together and warn herd and camp against any intruders.
The second line we see in the monastery. As a gift, the nomads gave the monasteries especially their small, petite dogs, who were now companions, hot water bottles and prayer dogs for the monks.
From this monastery, breeding originates above all the fine Asian round forms of our Tibetan Terrier.
But especially their tolerable, lovable nature and thus an incomparable charm.
By mistake, these dogs were registered in Europe under the name Tibetan Terrier. Our dogs are not hunting dogs but herding dogs. Quite rightly, the name Tibet Apso means something like the dog from the Tibet with the hairy dress.
Who deals with the Tibet Apso closer does not pass on two terms.
Lamleh and Luneville. Lamleh was the breeding of Mrs. Dr, Greig who brought the first Tibet Apso to Europe. Luneville from the English couple Downey.
Previously, these two breeding lines were in competition with each other. Today we breeders tell us that it is more important to breed healthy dogs of solid, powerful and elegant at the same time, with super hair quality.