Thursday, January 16, 2014

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EL Minja's Lhasa Apso kennel

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Lhasa Apso pups verwacht bij kennel EL Minja's!!

EL Minja's Lhasa Apso pups worden gefokt uit vriendelijke ouderhonden die in huis wonen, alle reuen en teven leven in een geestelijk en fysiek gezond milieu, het welzijn nivo van onze Lhasa Apso honden staat bij ons op nummer 1.
De ouderdieren worden door een ECVO oogdierenarts onderzocht op erfelijke oogafwijkingen
Wij fokken uitsluitend met vriendelijke ouders en EL Minja´s heeft ook een DNA profiel bij de Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch gebied in Nederland!

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lhasa apso puppy Mattie

Verwacht in de 3de week van Januari !
Een nestje Lhasa Apso puppies; Vader van dit nest is Jeugdkampioen EL Minja's Jangbu met
ons prachtige teefje EL Minja's Pan-Di-Ta.
Deze pups zullen beschikbaar zijn voor serieuze liefhebbers die op zoek
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lhasa apso puppy Jangbu met Manon

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lhasa Apso pictures

New Lhasa Apso pictures you can admire at my pictures webpage, updated lately and with all kind of cute pics check out at Lhasa Apso pictures
enjoy your visit have a nice day Sylvia owner EL Minja´s exclusive Lhasa Apso kennel

Sunday, April 29, 2012

my Lhasa Apso puppy´s

Here some pictures of my Lhasa Apso puppy´s wonderful friendly and healthy pups
if you like to know more about EL Minja´s Lhasa Apso you are always welcome to contact us here another picture

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Lhasa Apso puppies are born 20 April 2011

Lhasa Apso puppies are born 20 April 2011
2 Boys & 4 Girls

Champion bred puppy´s, reservations required,

Lhasa Apso female EL Minja's Lao Tzu (Roza) is the mother of the litter
with Champion Brick Roza is a daughter of CH Jo-Bo

Thursday, September 16, 2010

lhasa apso puppy´s

We will have puppies later this year 2010
Champion bred lhasa apso puppy´s, reservations required

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Best in Show

In Valer, Norway Multi CH EL Minja´s Luna won Best of Breed, Best in Group and
Best in Show, the breed and group judge was Tibetan breed specialist Mrs Chantal Mery from France and the Best in Show judge was Mr August de Wilde from Belgium. Congratulations for Tove and Geir!

In the USA at Roaring Forks Kennel Club Dogshow, on Saturday Bev Adams won Best Of Breed with Aly under Judge Mrs. Noreen C Cartwright and also got a Group 4 placement under Mrs Cartwright.
On Sunday his first time out as a Champion in the Special Walker took Best Of Breed (over 3 specials) under Judge Mrs. Elaine E Mathis from Florida. Congratulations for Bev and Fran in Colorado.

New Champions !!

At the Buckhorn Kennel Club "Walker" finished his American Championship under Mrs Dennis (Mary Lou) Kniola, Sally Winner's Bitch & Best of Winners and Ali (with Bev) Best of Opposite Sex. Congratulations Fran and Bev!

Wonderful Worlddogshow at Herning and Lhasa Apso specialty at Sunds, perfectly organized and great atmosphere we had a great time and will remember for a long time.

At the Lhasa Apso specialty Ch EL Minja´s Solar Kyi won the CAC and obtain his Danish Champion title and Nordic Champion, his son Metis and daughter Phoebi won both won 1st in the junior classes, CH EL Minja´s Xivas made the 2nd place in Champions and was 5th at the Worlddogshow, EL Minja´s Safir finished 3rd in her class and CH EL Minja´s Nashua did excellent at the Worlddogshow.

source EL Minja´s Lhasa Apso

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ben won his first CAC in belgium

Our Lhasa Apso male Ben (Nemmi Benevolent) won his first CAC in Belgium.
Judges Mrs Dianne DeGryze, Mrs Linda Reinelt-Gebauer and Mrs Olga Dolejsova.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

lhasa apso in nederland

EL Minja's is een Exclusieve Lhasa Apso Topkennel in Nederland
Voor mij staat een GEZONDE Lhasa Apso met een vrolijk karakter voorop!
Al mijn Lhasa Apso's zijn en worden gefokt conform de reglementen van de Raad van Beheer op kynologisch gebied in Nederland,
ik ben lid van diverse Rasverenigingen.

EL Minja´s Lhasa Apso kennel in Nederland

Lhasa Apso Chenpo wins again

EL Minja´s Chenpo won Double Best of Breed Saturday & Sunday at the Kennel Club of Yorkville, Illinois DeKalb, Judge: Mr. James J. Ham and Sunday, 11 April Judge: Mr. Richard G. Beauchamp. Chenpo is exclusive shown by Team Jody Paquette, lots of congrats Marci and Karl!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lhasa Apso Junior Champion

Lhasa Apso Junior Champion
EL Minja's Nashua

At Orleans, France, the yearly National DÉlevage CCTF for Tibetan breeds was held, at this show 306 dogs were entered, for us 80 Lhasa Apsos and our judge was Mr Roger Barenne from France.
My female EL Minja's Nashua won Best female with CACS and Best of Breed my female, EL Minja's Jawaharlal Nehru won the R.CACS. Thank you Mr Roger Barenne

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lhasa Apso EL Minja Mercedes Best of Breed

Eurodogshow, ExpoHalls Kortrijk Belgium, EL Minja's Mercedes won best female with CAC, CACIB and Best of Breed. My female EL Minja's Nashua obtains the Res.CAC/CACIB, the Lhasa Apsos were Judged by Mr. T. Finney (IE) congratulations for Sylvia and Lia.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

EL Minja's Jupiter became American Champion

lhasa apso el minja's jupiter

In the USA EL Minja's Jupiter became American Champion, picture is his last major win under Barbara Swartz

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lhasa Apso Katie wins Best in Show


Lhasa Apso Katie wins Best in Show at the Tibetan specialty in Germany, Katie is just 18 months old and did a lot of winning. She i sbred and owned by Sylvia the owner of EL Minja's Lhasa Apso
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

news from EL Minja's Lhasa Apso 's

New Lhasa Apso Champion EL Minja's Xivas!

In Denmark at the Danish Lhasa Apso club annual birthday show in Koege, EL Minja's Xivas won his last CAC for the Danish Champion title under breed specialist Mrs. Beverly Drake from the USA.49 Lhasas were entered, congratulations for his owner Jette Yeoman!

Judge Beverly Drake, CH EL Minja's Xivas with Jette

Lhasa Apso "Candy" wins 3 times Best of Breed back to back!
last weekend 2 titels: German Champion and Sieger Baden-Wurttemberg
8 November At the International Dogshow Stuttgart in Germany organized by Landesverband Baden-Wurttemberg, 6185 dogs were entered overal, Candy won Best female with the CAC/CACIB and Best of Breed the Lhasa Apso breed judge was Mr Walter Jungblut from Germany. Thank you judge Mr Jungblut.
Candy Best of Breed at Stuttgart, Judge Mr Walter Jungblut and Sylvia
Our Lhasa Apso female Am.Ch. Nuseng Candy Kisses Singdu "Candy" won Best of Breed, Best in Group 3 at Bleiswijk Int. !

2 November The International Bleiswijk Dogshow in Holland organized by KC Dordrecht, 2538 dogs entered, Candy won Best female with the CAC/CACIB and Best of Breed the Lhasa Apso breed judge was Mr Hans Boelaars from Holland.

In the honorary ring Candy won Best in Group 3 judged by Mr Pieter Burema also from Holland. Thanks both judges, Frank and Sylvia.
Best in Group judging at Bleiswijk 2008
Our Lhasa Apso female Am.Ch. Nuseng Candy Kisses Singdu "Candy" won Best of Breed, Best in Group and 6th Best in Show !
26 october The famous Bi-yearly "De Utrecht international Dogshow" in Holland, 2507 dogs entered,CH EL Minja's Jewel of Tibet won best male with CAC/CACIB, my junior female JCH EL Minja's Jawaharlal Nehru (aka Katie) in junior class, obtained 1 ex. and JCAC. Candy won Best female with the CAC/CACIB and Best of Breed the Lhasa Apso breed judge was Mrs Wil Schrander from Holland.
In the honorary ring Candy won Best in Group judged by Mrs Monique Van Brempt from Belgium.The Best in Show was judged by Dr Wilfried Peper from Germany and it was an honor to be finished 6th Best in Show. Thanks to all the judges and my friends for the assistance, Frank.
Foto © Wim van Vugt
Best in Group "De Utrecht" Judge Mrs Monique Van Brempt and Frank

"Candy" is bred from all EL Minja's Lhasas, 2nd generation EL Minja's bred in the USA by Fran.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lhasa Apso breed type

Looking in my library I found an old text written by the late Mrs Frances Sefton in mid 70's years, Mrs F. Sefton was a Lhasa Apso breeder "Cheska Kennels" and judge from England and who later moved to Australia.

Frances Sefton was a person with an eye for a dog...she had the talent to see a dog in all his details and the capability to express this in word and paper.

extract from her story....

keywords: breed type, Lhasa Apso, characteristics, quality,
Breed type is a phrase used frequently and if I may say so, somewhat loosely. What exactly does it mean?

The dictionary defines type as - kind, category, constituents which share similar characteristics - and - particular group. The word characteristics is defined as distinguishing quality. The word quality is also frequently used in critiques and in discussions on a dog individual attributes.

The Lhasa Apso breed type is a product of natural selection AND human selection. Certain characteristics which are part of the breed type evolved as a result of geographical and climatic environment - the high attitudes, the dry windy climate, the dusty terrain, the short hot summer and the long bitterly cold winter of the Himalaya region. Among these are head features, the coat, eye-fall, the musculation and body structure, the general hardness and longevity of the breed.

Other characteristics were the result of man's selection for his visual preferences, such as size, color, the pattern of coat growth, and for function, such as temperament and sharpness of hearing.

A written description of the breed type....

The written description of type is in the breed standard (not the same worldwide ed) and accepted by the official canine clubs, breed clubs and used by breeders, exhibitors and judges, as a guide! Breed standards, because they are written by humans, are full of imperfections, but they are an attempt to set a word picture of the breed of dog. Breed standards are not rigid documents, and are revised from time to time, hopefully to clarify the meaning, but unfortunately all too often to change it because the breed has changed (...)over the years.

The Lhasa Apso comes from Tibet, but the Tibetans never wrote a breed standard, the Indians, the British, the Americans who went to Tibet and took home dogs learned first hand what the Tibetans wanted in their dogs, and they went home and wrote down the first standards for our breed. The standard we use today is intrinsically the same as that was written in 1934 when a group of interested people sorted out what they realised were four separated breeds - Tibetan Terrier, Tibetan spaniel, Lhasa Apso and the Chinese cousin the Shih Tzu.

Defining Breed Type from the Standard

Sentences and phrases which deal specifically with the breed characteristics suggest ways of recognising visually the breed type. There is only one breed type. To use the phrase "he is not my type" is misleading. In fact, to be diplomatic, they should use the usual phrase of English judges in their critiques - "I preferred the other one"!

The major characteristics of the Lhasa Apso which, put together, give you a dog that looks like a Lhasa Apso and no other breed involve the following factors:

Head and Expression
My comments, (Frances Sefton ed) although based on the breed standard, will also contain personal opinions from nearly 25 years of associations with the breed.
The Lhasa Apso is suprisingly normal in construction under the coat. There are no exaggerations of limb as there are in its associated breeds, such as the Shih Tzu's shortened limbs and a deep chest, the Tibetan Spaniel's slightly bowed forelegs, and the Tibetan Terrier's extra lenght of foreleg and thin bones.


The Lhasa Apso is a small dog - ideally 10 inches says the standard. Not a medium size (15-20 inches) not a large dog. There is no weight clause. However the Lhasa Apso is not flimsy dog, because the standard also makes reference such as: neck: strong.....strong loin...., hindquaters well developed with good muscle.... There is also the controversal word "solid" that was added in the 1970 revision.

I personally disagreed with its inclusion because of the danger of misinterpretation, but a dictionary definition is : firm, strong, compact and that is my interpretation of it. The height then cannot be taken out of the context for breed type. A height within a range of 9 to 11 inches is acceptable provided the other attributes are present and is better than a 10 inch dog which achieves that ideal height by shortened upper arm and deep-slung chest or one that is shelly and flimsy.


References in the standard to good muscle are too brief in my opinion. In fact the Lhasa Apso has extraordinarily good muscle. The promise of dense muscle can be seen even in a baby puppy, and I believe that it is a key to correct type. Hold a baby puppy up under the chest, then viewing from the rear, lift the hindquarters by the tail. The pup should tense the muscles and stretch the back. Of course muscles takes time to develop, and Lhasas are not early maturing breed.
The reason for well muscled hindquarters is because of the Lhasa apsos remarkable agility in leaping, spinning and changing course. The strong muscle in the loin also is an aid to agility.


The standard uses the word well-balanced and also requires that the lenght from point of shoulders to point of buttocks is greater than height at the withers. In fact this is pretty well the balance of a "normally" constructed dog, but it is a breed characteristic. When standing free the hind hocks should fall naturally under the rump, not extended back beyond. I am not going to give specific measurements, I will just say that when a dog is stood with head up and tail curled over, it will look shorter in back, and when the same dog moves it will look a little longer. If it looks long when stacked it'll look even longer when it moves.

Head carriage and tail carriage contribute to the balance to the dog. Heads are carried on necks - a good strong neck which is carried on well-laid but not over-angulated shoulders will give good balance. A neck can look short and stuffy if the hair over the neck, the dense mane referred to in the standard, is thick, but the hands will pick the smooth flow. Upright shoulders will give a "ewe" neck, stuck on upright like a giraffe - it looks long, but it isn't and again the hands will tell if the eye can't !

The standard says the dog is well ribbed up which means a long rib cage extended well back. It does not mean a rounded barrel rib cage. The coupling ( loin) is not long, the lenght of back is in fact in the rib cage, but the standard also requires the dog to be compact which means that though the body is longer than the height, the Lhasa Apso is not long-bodied dog.

Good balance is required at the tail end. the tail is high set, which means that the Lhasa Apso does not have a "sloping croup" - in other words the angle of the pelvis is not great. The tail is curled over the back and contributes to the correct balance of the dog as a whole.


On this website you will find a general article from Frank about movements of the dog, now we provide you know how about the Lhasa Apso gait;

Frances continue: if I had to pick a controversial characteristic of the Lhasa Apso it would be the gait,. Furore has raged over the last few years, mainly about the so-called "Shih-Tzu kick" behind. There are, particularly in the USA, many Lhasas with an exaggerated hind action, which is untypical and which is not, as it claimed to be, good hindquarters drive.
Why do some Lhasa Apsos move with an exaggerated hindquarter kick? in the extreme case because the shoulder is upright, the pelvis is tipped forward till it's almost flat. The standard describes free and jaunty in movement and that is the only reference in the current standard we have to gait! However can deduce from, the near normal construction of the Lhasa Apso that the natural gait of the dog is a trot, what you would expect from a dog efficient as the Lhasa.

The trot as for the Lhasa Apso; with a correctly laid shoulder, there will be sufficient forward reach for the front paw to come down under the dogs nose. The power is carried through the loin, and propulsion through the hindquarters carries the body forward efficiently, freely and easily and with true drive.

The rear pads are revealed briefly, in a full coated dog usually seen only as a curving up of the skirts!


In this area the Lhasa is not quite the same as a "normal" canine. The head of the Lhasa Apso is an intermediate type of head between the shortfaced and normal long head. The skull is not broad nor flat. There is a definite occiput. Confusion often arises over the phrase falling away behind the eyes this means that there are no bony ridges over the eyes, nor the slight doming of the Tibetan Spaniel and the zygomatic arch is not prominent as in the Tibetan Terrier.

In profile the head proportions are one third muzzle to two thirds skull. The foreface is straight with a medium stop, so that in profile there is no dishing of the muzzle nor down-face. One particular point which is not in the standard is the tip of the nose leather; this is quite distinctly pointed and does not drop at all. If it is flat, or pushed back, it is untypical.

In fact the muzzle has depth, but as the standard says not square. The muzzle does not taper from the eyes but comes out at the same width from the eyes to the nose and viewed front on, or felt with the hands, is a vertical rectangle, which in profile gives the appearance of bluntness or being chopped off.

The ears; are pendant, set about the level with the eyes. On a broad skull they tend to be higher set! but this must be assessed according to the effect on expression.

Dark eyes; a slightly lighter colour often accompanies some Golds or grey. Medium in size, set frontally and th ebest way to describe their shape is to say they are like almond shape eyes or like human eyes. It's important th eeyes are not prominent or full, not small and deep set. The Lhasa Apso expression is not soft and soulful, but is watchful though not sharp.

The Bite; The ideal bite is fully described. The true scissor bite, with the upper incisors fitting closely over the lower,
and set in a curve, is untypical, as it give the wrong expression, with a lack of underjaw. The so-called reverse scissor bite has a slight flatness of the centre incisors and this is a very important feature. There is always has been a great variation in bite [and always will be ed. Frank] and the acceptability of any bite, alignment of teeth or missing teeth depends very much on its effect on expression. A slightly less than perfect bite can still provide the correct expression. A weak underjaw, down face, dish face, lack of lower lip, are wrong.


It is a characteristic of the Lhasa Apso breed that the coat is all encompassing. It grows every were on the dog.
The Lhasa Apso has long eye-lashes like a cow! These serve to hold the fall of hair over the eyes away from the eyes. The eye-fall served as a protection in the windy dusty environment of Tibet. The coat is of good lenght - this is generally accepted as being floor-lenght, though this is not a trimmed breed the coat is often trimmed to floor lenght because too much lenght of coat trialing the floor can impede the free and jaunty movement and it is also for that reason that excessive lenght of hair on the feet is also trimmed back.

The coat is a double coat; the outer jacket is hard, but not coarse, more like human hair. Nowadays most coats are straight but years ago there were a lot of frizzy coats. There seems to be an increase in the number of soft, fine coats. Silky texture hair is also not desired.

The undercoat is densest in cold climates and certainly is thinner in hot weather. The undercoat is fine and soft, but should not be short and cotton-woolly. In the mature adult it should be quite long perhaps three or four inches (7,5-10cm).

The texture of the coat is an important characteristic and the standard also says it is heavy which anyone who has spun it will confirm. If you could weigh a dog in full coat, then clip it off completely and re-weigh it, you would be surprised at the difference.


This is an important characteristic. The temperament of the Lhasa Apso is unique. To know the Lhasa you have to live with them, Gay and assertive, but [chary] aloof with strangers. The chary or aloof with strangers comes from their function as an indoor alarm dog. They are extremely sharp of hearing, and adept at analyzing human character. Lhasas quickly pick up the vibrations in the atmosphere. They can be gay and assertive not just at home but also in the showring. Lhasa are very stubborn, wilful, cunning and would rather die than give in. And they never forget, sensible socialising and being aware of the normal trauma periods in any dogs development to maturity are especially important with Lhasa Apsos.

To be continue,

By Frank van Tatenhove

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Lhasa Apso fun pages , Puzzle and real invader game

At the website you can explorer the fun page @;FUN PAGES and the PUZZLE @: @;LHASA APSO PUZZLE and the game with sound affects!! @:

Also there is a record holding stakes try this nice game and don't forget the soundblaster!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 01, 2004


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Friday, May 28, 2004

Lhasa Apso puppies

We are very happy to announce you all the great news that we had born 25th of may a litter of 6 lhasa apso puppies 3 males and 3 females!
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Sunday, May 16, 2004

Lhasa Apso puppies

We are very happy to announce you all the great news that we had born 15th of may a litter of 6 lhasa apso puppies!
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Lhasa Apso puppies
previous litter!

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Saturday, May 15, 2004

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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Lhasa Apso breed

The Lhasa Apso is a little, longcoated breed 10 inches height at withers, bitches slightly smaller, the breed found his roots in Tibet, has been bred on legend from travelers from abroad wich tells the Tibetans about big lions in Nepal,Buthan and India. The Lhasa Apso was protect by the Tibetan monks for centuries. The different functions of the breed were; as a petdog, and as a guard dog. The Lhasa apso has a real good developt hearing system wich can hear before other breeds perceive sounds . Also still today the Bhudism monks consider the Lhasa as a reincarnation of former monks.

The Lhasa Apso has a typical eastern character, the same as ohter eastern breeds example The AfghanHound,Saluki etc, aloof for strangers, proud, and even arrogant once in a while.

Their long coat is an excellent protecter for the hard climate of Tibet the high level of UV needs a tick skin and coat (like the Yak). Still Lhasa Apso's have no problems with extreem changes of climate. In spite of their long coat wich function is to hold their body temperature, they hardly loos coat. Loos and dead hear will disappear during their weekly grooming session.

A nice characterastic is that A Lhasa Apso change of color and the nickname of the Lhasa Apso is;" Cameleon under the dogs".

Lhasa Apso excist in a range of colors from black to white and all the mix of colors between.

The Lhasa Apso is a happy and self-confident and sportive dog. They can go for short and longdistance walks even agility sports and are till high ages very playfull. Their knowledge of human character is excellent and they can go on with children.

It is a pleasure for me to inform you about this precious breed.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Lhasa Apso Dogs forum

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