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Tibetan Mastiff

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World, Int, Fr Ch Chortens Ben Shabaz
Sire :- Altan de la Tour Chandos     Dam :- Delviento Tham Che
BREEDER :- Peter Rees-Jones & Eric Holliday. OWNER :- Mme Evelyne Collombet

A powerful, heavy, impressive dog with a strong head, slightly slanting eyes, and a heart shaped rib-cage. May have dew claws on the hind legs. This is a slow maturing breed with a guarding instinct and protective nature. The coat is long, thick and hard, straight and standing off, it has a heavy undercoat. The neck and shoulders are heavily coated giving the feature of the breed - the mane.
Colours are rich black, black & tan, brown, gold, grey and grey with gold markings.

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Heronsview Blue Chuba in Sobarna
Sire:- Jhelum Ben Son de la Chevauchee des Dieux
Dam:- Kangchung Lady Cleo of Heronsview
Breeder:- R Gardiner
Owner:- Andy Briggs
Best Bitch
Crufts 2000
Sire:- SW.Ch Saipal Gallant, Dam:- Heronsview Black Magic of Darchen, Owner/breeder:- Caroline Allen

Bernmast Ting Jampa ('Jampa')
UK Top Winner 1992
Many Best Puppy's & Best of Breeds
Sire - Chortens Ben Sharbaz
Dam - Conrikyi Ka-trin
Breeder - Mrs June Thew
Owner - Peter Rees-Jones & Eric Holliday Alten de la Tour Chandos
Breeder - Mme Kerherve
Father of 'Ben' and 'Lingka'

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This breed has NO Kennel Club Challenge Certificates any Championship Shows.

In the UK the Tibetan Mastif is shown under breed classes at a few shows, or Any Variety Not Seperately Classified - A.V.N.S.C. This can be AVNSC Working, or AVNSC Working/Utility/Toy or any other combination of other groups!
They do NOT have Championship Status under KC Rules.

In Ireland, they have their own rules and these are the same as the F.C.I. - CAC and CACIB can be won here. At the moment GB residents, must register with the Irish Kennel Club to compete.

UK & Irish Clubs

Club Name Contact Phone number Homepage Email
Tibetan Mastiff Mrs I Feddon 0181 859 1309 no yes


D. min. 66cms=26"
B. min 61cms=24"

UK & Irish Breeders

AFFIX In Blue means pups available
Affix Breeder Telephone Area Email Homepage
CHORTENS Peter Rees-Jones&
Eric Holliday
0044(0)1269 822251
Fax. 01269 823355
Carmarthen yes yes
KHUKLI Bob & Chris n/a n/a yes No
SOBARNA Andy Briggs 0113 250 5505 West Yorkshire, England yes yes
CHYMERA Lynn Turner 0044(0)1945 700965 East Anglia yes n/a
DARCHEN Caroline Allen 0044(0)23 92712622 Gosport, Hampshire yes yes

Stud dogs

Name Picture Owner Telephone Area Email Homepage
Darchen the Gambler Sire- Sw Ch Saipal Gallant Dam- Heronsview Black Magic of Darchen Breeder/Owner Carpline Allen Caroline Allen 0044(0)23 92712622 Gosport, Hampshire yes none

Interesting Sites, Foreign Clubs and breeders

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LIONGATE n/a n/a USA yes yes


Underactive thyroid,
Eyes should be tested for PRA, & Juvenile Cataracts (only one found)
Many Tibetans cannot tolerate Soya products in food

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