Save the Tibetan Mastiff, one of the oldest dog breeds - FCI needs to take action.

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The Tibetan Mastiff (TM) is a beautiful dog with a special history and it is also one of the oldest dog breeds we have in the world.

We hope you will take the time to read an article about the future of TM, the danger of it becoming extinct as the breed may be ruined if we dont do anything. Christofer Habig, former vice president of FCI and judging TMs for many decades wrote a memorandum to the FCI about the serious challenges TM as a breed have due to mixed breeding and imports of dogs that clearly is not TMs:

Unfortunately since the year  2000 (approximate) many of us has seen TM as a breed been mixed with something we call “Chinese Mastiff (CM)”, also “Market Type” - we know with facts that these mixes is bred from several other dog breeds and many Chinese breeders have done for a number of years and the dogs have been exported around the world. The name “Market type” is because its a market demanding for very big and really fluffy long haired dogs, and they sells very well branded with TM's special history, and there is a  lot of money in this.

We are many breeders and owners of TM who are deeply concerned about the situation as we see that the extent of CM and mixtures into TMs is becoming more and more comprehensive. We therefore ask for help to to get FCI (patronage for TM) to do something to save TM as breed.
We can not close our eyes and see that Tibetan Mastiff, one of the world oldest dog breeds being destroyed health wise, functional and its appearance as an ancient landrace breed.

As former vice president of FCI, Christofer Habig, wrote in his memorandum to the FCI, "... The autochthonous [indigenous] status of the Do Khyi breed is in danger. It should therefore be preserved for the future as it has a longstanding, dedicated followership worldwide. "- We therefore call for help in preserving the beautiful ancient breed for the future.

We will send a letter to FCI with this petition with several suggestions to preserve this ancient breed and also ask that the mixed breed dogs must be removed from the registries as Tibetan Mastiff - We call the FCI, the patronage for the Tibetan Mastiff, to take action now so we can save this beautiful ancient breed.


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