Saturday, December 24, 2011

Memory Lane Xmas 2011

As Christmas is almost upon us, which in turn is followed by a brand new year, I couldn't help but think about the wonderful Lhasas that are now no longer with me.  These dogs 'made' Kutani and have given me the inspiration in the breed I now have.
This photo is of perhaps the best of them all, BIS Ch Kutani Cinncinnati (the beautiful Lauren) it is she that gave me a taste of what was to come, it is she that made me 'known' in the breed and it is she that I will always be in debt to.
She is just 2yrs old here and already a star.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas


At KUTANI we have had a tremendous year.
Our dearest Trader ends the year as Top Stud this is for the 3rd year running.
Our Special Finnish girl Chic Choix Kutani Charisma (Karis) gains her well deserved crown and now carried the first ever UK Champion Title in Lhasas for Juha Kares (Chic Choix)
The captivating Deita, although only shown a few times, ends 2011 as Top Puppy.
Noah gains his 1st CC and 4 Res CCs.
Ch Kutani Secret Agent adds Australian Ch to his name with BIS and Res BIS and many BOBs.

Many Congratulations to you all on your successes, Thank You for your friendships.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tantra's Plenty O'Toole Isa Kutani

The beautiful Deita winning BPIS at the LAC Champ Show
Thank you to judge Paul Stanton.
She followed this with BPIS at NOELAC Champ Show
Thank you to judge Teresa Weihe
And thank you to everyone for all you lovely comments.
Not to be outdone, her sister Tantra's Pussy Galore,
 won BPIB at Midland Counties champ Show
Judge Jeff Luscott.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kutani Lightning Strike

My lovely boy


showing a clean pair of heels

in the Autumn sunshine!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Head Boy

This can only be Drew's hat !!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Tantras Plenty O'Toole Isa Kutani
Our black diamond in the rough shines at the LAC Championship Show 2011
Under breed specialist Paul Stanton (Sweden) Deita goes Best Puppy In Show
out of an extrodinary entry of a 40 puppies in total.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

In Memory

In memory of Ch Kutani Rogue Trader
3yrs ago today he died aged 4yrs 11months.
To date he has 7 UK champion offspring with others waiting in the wings
He was the love of my life and I miss him still.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ch Chic Choix Kutani Charisma

**A special tribute to Karis**
Owned by Wendy and Jill
Her pups were not meant to be, we are so sad, and she cannot have anymore babies,
so she will stay with Jill and be much loved and adored.
Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts to us all.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Top Sire

At the moment Trader is Top Sire again for the 3rd year running.
The progeny that has made this possible this year are:-
Ch/Aust Ch Kutani Secret Agent
Ch Chethang Nikodemus
Timizinti Hope And Dreams  2 CCs
Ch Deelayne Illustrious
Ch/Ir Ch Nemmi Shine On Me at Fabiana

Thank you all so much for keeping his memory alive.

Show News

My lovely Noah gained the Res CC at Driffield
and Trader's beautiful daughter NaNa (Ch Deelayne Illustrious) received the CC.
Thank you to judge Melanie Shand-Clarke.

SELAS Open Show, Noah takes BIS
Thank you to judge David Chalmers

Noah will be celebrating his 2nd Birthday on 13th October 2011,
he was one of a fabulous litter out of Storm by Ch Chethang Nikodemus (Trader son)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Parcel to Australia

Deita sends a present (Mr Strong) to  her Dad in Australia.
Like father like daughter when it comes to toys.


Kutani Lightning Strike
relaxing after winning his 1st CC at Darlington, he is not yet 2yrs old.
My thanks to Steve Hall awarding CCs for the first time in Lhasas
A day to remember

Monday, September 12, 2011

This n That

Last week we were so ill.  Recovery took a while as felt as weak as a kitten.
The dogs were brilliant, it is as if they know something is wrong and they were on their very best behaviour. 
It looks like our Karis is in whelp so exciting times ahead, waiting to see if Tulla has taken.
Brilliant news for Jill & Dave Lock, their two sibling puppies went Best Dog Puppy and Best Bitch Puppy in Breed at Richmond, with Gino taking the final honour.  They were the stars of the show.  These super pups are out of Kutani Shabby Chic (who is out of Kutani Sunkissed, Trader's litter sister) by Ch Chethang Nikodemus (a Trader son) the very best of bloodlines.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Danish Lhasa Apso Club

The many titled Ch Chic Choix Touch of Class BIS
The youngster Madison Cincinnati BOS

Ch Deelayne Illustrious

Scottish Weekend
Deelayne Illustrious wears her Crown, Illustious by name and now Illustious by title.
Well done to Madaleine Lewis her breeder and another feather in the cap of Rogue Trader as this is now his 6th Champion offspring.

James in Oz

We are pleased to announce
 James gets his Australian Title in such a short time, he is now Ch/Aust Ch Kutani Secret Agent
Thank you to everyone for your kind words and a huge 'thank you' to his fan club Down Under.
Nina loves him to bits.
This is such a super shot of him strutting his stuff

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bournemouth Champ Show 2011

Fabulous day at Bournemouth Champ Show. Our judge was Claire Coxall
The dog CC Ch Vaderlands Feel the Force,  
Res dog CC Kutani Lightning Strike,  
Bitch CC Deelayne Illustrious and
Best Puppy Littondale Valentino,
all have Kutani Breeding behind them. 
Well done and congratulations everyone.

Nightwatchman By Kutani

New Title:
The stunning Max is now a Danish Champion.
Sire is Ch Kutani Secret Agent
Congratulations to Birgitte Pingle his owner. 
Fingers crossed for his International Title

Kutani Lightning Strike

My lovely teenage boy Noah
2 Res CCs on the trot, Paignton and Bournemouth.
Knocking on the door!

Deelayne IIllustrious

Another Trader daughter takes the big Green Card at Bournemouth.
A dream mating produced this wonderful lady
Ch Kutani Rogue Trader and Ch Deelayne Indulgence
This is Trader's last baby, he will never be forgotten.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Timizinti's Hope And Dreams

The beautiful Hope gets her first big Green Card at Paignton.
I look at this bitch and she so reminds me of her sire Trader.
True and typical Lhasa temerament, stunning shape and balance.
Sure it won't be long before she is added to her sire's list of Champions.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Thinking of all my Norwegian friends at this sad time.
Your strength as a Nation will shine through.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

James Wins in Oz

My beautiful boy hits the top,
at only his 2nd outing, James gets his act together and wins CC, BOB, Group 1 and Runner Up BIS.

Way to go my handsome man, love and miss you.

The smile on Belinda's face says it all.

Kutani Foreign Affair

Exciting news from Norway where the first Tibetan Breeds Show was held.
Kutani Foreign Affair (DJ) from Storm's last litter,
takes the CC, BOS under Glenys Dolphin and BIS Opposite under Jeff Luscott. This super boy is only 13months old, the best is yet to come.
Thank you Heidi for loving him so much.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ch Chic Choix Kutani Charisma

Karis celebrating her new title:
Ch Chic Choix Kutani Charisma.
Thank you to Juha for this beautiful girl, she is the first Chic Choix Lhasa champion in the UK.  Thank you to the judges for making this possible. 

And of course a huge thank you to Jill for all her hard work and devotion.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

End of Spring 2011

Mediterranean?  No just Greenhill back garden and the dogs hiding from the sun and heat.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Beginning

Belive it or not this is me in 1988 showing Red Barron to his Title.
Bertie had a Hardacre dam and Ch Saxonsprings Hackensack was his sire
He was a red/brindle and I can never thank Philippa Luiz enough for letting me have this wonderful dog, he was my beginning .................

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Secret's Out

What a great advert!
James is introduced to Australia.

Monday, May 30, 2011

A wonderful tribute from Juha

This is a quote from Juha Karis's Chic Choix website. How proud are we!
Thank you so much Juha.

The two JKs! Juha Karis and 11-year-old JK

About the same time one more miracle happened.
I went to UK to judge an open show. By accident I went to visit my friend Jenni Savolainen who moved to UK.
Year before in UK I saw some lhasas that catched my eye. I realized they all had a same sire BISS GB Ch Kutani Reckless, bred and owned by Mrs Wendy Cain, Kutani kennel.
So we decided with Jenni to visit Wendy Cain.
As I saw Reckless aka “JK” I couldn´t believe my eyes. It was like the moment I saw San Jo´s Party Popper. I knew this wonderfull male is made for my females. I knew this dog is studdog of the century. I loved him.
In that same hearthbeat I knew I must have this dog to Finland. What is so special with JK is his wonderfull topline and carriage.
He moves effortless and keep his topline perfectly in action. His head is also nice and bite is perfect. He does have also very nice coat texture. I would also say he has the perfect height-length ratio of lhasa apso.
Soon after the arrangements were done and this handsome, sweet boy came to live with me.
He has been pleasure to show, his attitude is unreal he is a real lhasa yet real showmachine. This is the quality Kutani lhasas are known for they show better than anything.

JK won groups in 4 different countries and became top lhasa in Finland easily. he has also been top lhasa in UK aswell as top studdog.
He has won big specialty BISS and group in UK too. I m so greatfull to have this wonderfull dog in Finalnd. he is now Multi BIS & BIG-winning Int & Fin & GB & S & DK & N & Est & Am Ch , FinW-05 Kutani Reckless.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kutani champions abroad

Since sending Ch Kutani Secret Agent to Australia I was wondering how many Kutani Champions had been made up abroad.

Here is the list:

Swedish Ch Kutani Winter's Tale

Swedish Ch Kutani Emmanuell

Grand Australian Ch Kutani Voyager

Australian Ch Kutani New Yorker

Ch/Australian Ch Kutani Dare To Dream

Ch/Irish Ch Kutani Soldier Soldier

Australian Ch Kutani The Legacy

Australian Ch Kutani The Challenger

Swedish Ch Kutani Private Number

Danish Ch Kutani Travelling Man

Jersey Ch Kutani Codebreaker

UK Ch/Sw/Dk/Norw/Finn/Est/American Ch Kutani Reckless

Irish Ch Kutani Replay at Bentarsna

UK Ch/Australian Ch Kutani Secret Agent

Norw/DK Ch Kutani Foreign Affair

Philippines Ch Kutani Carbon Copy

UK Ch, Ph HOF, INTL Ch, RUS Ch, BEL Ch Kutani Snowfall

Polish Junior Champion Kutani Rumour Has It

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Judging in Sweden

My Best Bitch and BOS at the Lhasa Speciality Sweden

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wendy judging Lhasas in Sweden

Best dog/BIS: Am Ch Hylan Shotru Kumi Kian Dream Beau

Best bitch/BOS: Staltorps Black Ant

Littondale Valentino (Gino)
Tulla's little boy at his debut show.

Noah at WELKS

Kutani Lightning Strike winning his first adult class at WELKS

Thursday, April 28, 2011

This picture sums up James, a clown right from the start.

I have my dearest friends Jill & Dave Lock to thank for so much and part of that relates to James, I know they will miss him just as much as Drew and myself.

Ch Kutani Secret Agent (James) at Ryslip Kennels starting his journey to Australia where he will be loved and cherished by Belinda and Nina. We miss you already.
God speed James xx

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kutani Orlando

My 'oh so loveable' Orlando looking very pleased with himself. Orlando is Noah's son from the first litter he has sired. 
Can't wait to get this boy in the ring.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kutani Rainstorm (Harry to his friends)
Well done to both Sarah and Harry for all their success.
Watch this boy, he is going far!
Harry is litter brother to my Noah.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Champion ....
Champion Kutani Love Affair at Baltoro
Well done Lyn Bateman and Lizzie Lhasa
This is our 10th UK Champion at Kutani

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our beautiful new girl

This is our beautiful new girl Deita (Tantra's Plenty O'Toole). She is a James daughter and hopefully will fill the gap he leaves behind. The first ever black at Kutani!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ch Kutani Rogue Trader Champion Offspring

Ch Lisimo April Love
Ch Cossy's Chip n Pin
Ch Chethang Laurencia
Ch/Australian Ch Kutani Secret Agent
Ch Chethang Nikodemus
Ch Deelayne Illustrious.
Jersey Ch Kutani Codebreaker
Jersey Ch Petwalk Just Incredible
Australian Ch Chethang Nathanial
Ch/Ir Ch Nemmi Shine On Me at Fabiana
Ch Timizinti Hope and Dreams

All of these dogs are sired by Ch Kutani Rogue Trader. Congratulations to all the breeders of these lovely dogs and Thank You all for making Trader such an outstanding sire, without your foresite this would not have been possible.
The newly crowned Jersey Ch Kutani Codebreaker. Litter brother to Ch Kutani Secret Agent. Sired by the now legendary Ch Kutani Rogue Trader. Well done to Peter and Cody.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Our beautiful Chic Choix Kutani Charisma (2cc's) (Karis)
at Crufts 2011

Congratulation to Chethang Nikodemus
on winning the Dog CC at Crufts 2011.

He becomes the 5th champion by
Ch Kutani Rogue Trader

Kutani Lightning Strike (Noah) winning his junior class at Crufts 2011, judge Geoff Corish. His best mate Ch Kutani Secret Agent (James) wins 2nd in Open Dog.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kutani Parti Colours
It looks like I shall be keeping another of my
gold/white parti colours. So this got me thinking,
how many of these have been successful?
Well it turns out that I have bred and shown
5 gold/white parti Champions
These are:
Ch/Aust Ch Kutani Dare To Dream
Ch/Ir Ch Kutani Soldier Soldier
Ch Kiss Kiss Kutani
Ch Kutani Rogue Trader
Ch Kutani Secret Agent
Not a bad record I think.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year Babies
What a birth date 1/1/11
We have the safe arrival of 6 beautiful puppies.
Dam: Incantation for Kutani. Sire: Kutani Lighning Strike