“A rolling stone gathers no moss”

Chic Choix – Team has thrilling times ahead. We are inspirated and waiting two very interesting International lhasa apso litters from very unique parents & lines. We try to produce the type our dogs are known for. We are  combinating our original Bye Bye Birdy bitchline with San Jo – Abbotsford tradition to our later Kumi Kian & Discovery bitchlines. Bye Bye Birdy line was the foundation of our legendary Chic Choix line. The tradition that has produced hundreds of Champions that have won hundreds of BEST in SHOWS. In these two future litters this tradition is only about 1/4 of the pedigree. It is our principle always to keep eyes open and trying to produce something new and better.  It is not only about the look. But trying to produce more vital, charismatic and healthier dogs generation after generation is a real challenge. Therefore World Class imports are a must. Equally important is to do things creative and different way. That is our passion and determination. We are thrilled about our generation next. Both bitchlines goes back to  two different imported bitches from USA. That is mixed with the very best ours and European traditions. Therefore we are expecting out-cross litters that inbreeding index will be 0 % (in four generation).  Yet we believe the type is what we are known for. 

Trying to produce vitality and genetic variation in perfect shape 

Our philosophy in breeding is trying to create over all vitality, charisma and true breedtype. Therefore we must use very selective type-breeding. Type-breeding means finding alike looking lhasas around the World and combinate them the smart way. We are using out-cross and line-breeding as a breeding method. More and more out-cross is needed to produce genetic variation and over all vitality to keep our lhasas well.  Therefore we use only for breeding lhasas that are coming from healthy, easily born and well-sized litters. If and as we line-breed we must be sure to know this individual inside out. Meaning that this dog life was long. Dog was healthy and we must know that also littermates lived a long life. We prefer to live with these dogs ourselves. This is to be sure there are no secrets: like allergies. We must know dog could live medicine free life.

Unfortunately too many people line breed to dogs they do not know well enough at all. Or too many people linebreed to very same dogs. Degeneration starts often from the lack of fertility. Or males that do have a weak libido. Small litters are one of the first indication of weakness in breeding. Allergies are also one of the first indicators of degeneration. To avoid all this  we feel the future is done now. We need more and more breeders that do their own stuff. This way we can produce genetic diversity. That is what our breeding is all about. Keeping eyes open, doing own creative things and studying hard for betterment of the Lhasa apso.

This is what we are looking for

Pedigree desing is our passion. Our next lhasa apso litters should produce again real original pier-alike heads with jet black pigmentations. Unfortunately there is far too many teddy bear heads with far too short noses and round skulls & big round eyes. Which unfortunately are getting yellow and light in pigmention. We do not like that.  True dark medium sized eyes with the noble look is lhasa look we love to see. We never make compromises with jet black pigmentations. Well-laid back & smooth shoulders and well arched neck with straight frontlegs makes the lhasa front we are looking for. Lhasa apso should have oval shaped strong enough ribcage with nice lenght in it. However ribcage should never be round and heavy. Lhasa apso is a stridy easy moving Tibetan native dog that is born to move. This is why the correct shape and carriage is important. True lhasa can move easily and carry himself without problems. There must be natural reach and drive. Powerfull well angulated back and high tailset makes the lhasa back. Body that is bit longer than tall produce the lhasa look.

In our next litters we hope to produce all this.  We are waiting classical Chic Choix particolors, black & silvers, sable and golds with coats we have bred for decades. We are thrilled about our much waited carefully designed Spring babies.

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First litter: International co-operation producing classic Abbotsford  rare out-cross combination

sire : BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Dan & Est & LV Ch Chic Choix Parti Alexander  (BISS Int & Nord & GB & AM Ch Kutani Reckless x BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Est Ch Chic Choix Surprise Parti)

dam:  Am & Fin Ch Kumi Kian Hot´N´Spicy ( AM Ch Kumi Kian Hot Diggity x Am Ch Kumi Kian Cauzin a Commotion)

First litter is a combination we have dreamed on for years. Our dear friends Ann Lanterman & Tia McLaughlin with Kumi Kian lhasas in USA gave me their very best. This classical female is everything we want from a lhasa female. Am & Fin Ch Kumi Kian Hot´N´Spicy ( AM Ch Kumi Kian Hot Diggity x Am Ch Kumi Kian Cauzin a Commotion) has head to die for. This head is a masterpiece with perfect details like skulls and eyes. This is the look of a real Lhasa apso Princess.

A true Tibetan Princess with the classical head & perfect eyes and look presented by Am & Fin Ch Kumi Kian Hot´N´Spicy  ( AM Ch Kumi Kian Hot Diggity x Am Ch Kumi Kian Cauzin a Commotion)

Spicy elegance

Am & Fin Ch Kumi Kian Hot´N´Spicy has a great pedigree. She presents generation of Ann Lanterman  & Tia McLaughlin – Kumi Kian clever  breeding that goes back to San Jo line. Spicy has that look these dogs are know for. She has perfect shape and bone structure to die for. As icing of the cake she has this classical silver sable coat with perfect structure. “Spicy” moves also like a dream.

A dream come true lhasa apso Princess Am & Fin Ch Kumi Kian Hot´N´Spicy with perfect lhasa apso outline. Icing of the cake is this percect silver sable coat with ideal coat texture

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The day we heard “Spicy” is coming to Finland we knew right a way this American treasure must be bred to our legendary producer half Abootsford – San Jo BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Dan & Est & LV Ch Chic Choix Parti Alexander (BISS Int & Nord & GB & AM Ch Kutani Reckless x BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Est Ch Chic Choix Surprise Parti). “Santeri” is himself from legendary out-cross litter that produced top winning Champions. These dogs from one single litter have won over 50 x BEST in SHOWS and over 100 x BIG 1:s themselves. “Santeri” is also legendary producer and father of record breaking  Dog of The Year in Finland 2015 and World Winner 2011- 2012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015 Int & Multi Ch Chic Choix Cleopatra Eurydice and some other stunning  BEST in SHOW winners, Champions & World Winner. We can´t wait to see what he will produce with out true Tibetan Princess Spicy.

Our legendary producer BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Dan & Est & LV Ch Chic Choix Parti Alexander (BISS Int & Nord & GB & AM Ch Kutani Reckless x BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Est Ch Chic Choix Surprise Parti will be father of the puppies

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“Santeri” mum and grandmother of the future puppies BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Est Ch Chic Choix Surprise Parti ( Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Barjea Mai Ling Panda x BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw &Est & LV & Lit Ch Karafill Chic Choix Nova)

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This pedigree with BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Dan & Est & LV Ch Chic Choix Parti Alexander x Am & Fin Ch Kumi Kian Hot´N´Spicy is out-cross breeding but is truly type-to-type breeding at its best. In 4 generation in-breeding index is 0 %. But as you study the pedigree closer  3/4 part goes back strongly to San Jo – Abbotsford tradition. We hope to carry on this unique tradition at its best. This pedigree gives lot of opportunities for the future. We are thrilled and can´t wait our International World Class lhasa babies.

Once more the proud classical look of the mum to be. Am & Fin Ch Kumi Kian Hot´N´Spicy presenting her divine look and perfect shape by the Lake house.

Spicy divine

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Second litter:  Vive la Parti a la Chic Choix International – generation creativity with top of the line

sire : Multi Ch Chic Choix Star Sign (Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Barjea Mai Ling Panda x Ch Chic Choix Stars Over Tara)

dam: Fin Ch Chic Choix Parti de Bollinger ( Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Khalila Krug Grande x Ch Chic Choix Peppermint Parti)

Second litter will be something we would call as an outcome of openminded creativity. We keep constantly looking for new bitchlines. Years ago we found a new start for a new bitchline. Am & Fin Ch Orlane´s Discovery is inbred female with lot of quality. She comes from fullbrother-sister mating from Am Ch Orlane´s Catamaran x Am Ch Orlane´s Nellie Bligh babies. Unfortunately Discovery only produced one litter. Sire was wonderfull out-cross half Hamilton male Am Ch Ta Sen Wyatt Earp. This litter produced Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Chic Choix Orlane Insider and only girl in the litter Chic Choix Orlane Indeed who unfortunately has a bit too soft temperament for shows.

Indeed was mated of course with our very best producer namely legendary BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Dan & Est & LV Ch Chic Choix Parti Alexander (BISS Int & Nord & GB & AM Ch Kutani Reckless x BISS Int & Fin & Swe & Norw & Est Ch Chic Choix Surprise Parti). “Santeri” is also sure bet what it comes to temperaments. From this out-cross breeding we kept outstanding female Ch Chic Choix Peppermint Parti.  Then it was time to take this new bitchline to next generation. We still wanted to continue the strong type-to-type breeding with out-cross male. So Peppermint Parti was mated English bred male that lives in Croatia. Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Khalila Krug Grande do produce ideal size and shape.  Beside Krug and grandma Discovery has a lot in common in type. That was what we were looking for. We got nice size litter. We could see that fertility was going up.

From this truly International great breeding we kept Fin Ch Chic Choix Parti de Bollinger ( Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Khalila Krug Grande x Fin Ch Chic Choix Peppermint Parti). She is one of our latest Champions. She finnished her title by storm. She do present everything Discovery bitchline is all about. She is well bodied and well build female with effortless powerfull movement. The shape and outline is all there. Now we could carry this unique tradition to generation next.

One of our latest Champions presenting our creative Discovery bitchline  generation three. Fin Ch Chic Choix Parti de Bollinger ( Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Khalila Krug Grande x Ch Chic Choix Peppermint Parti). She is strong well build female with outline to die for. 

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Fin Ch Chic Choix Parti de Bollinger has strong wide back which is always important for a good producer. She has also ideal tailset. This powerful back with ideal shoulders produce outline we like. Most of all she can carry herself for perfection which is always a challenge when you get the ideal back.  Front must be equally good and this is what makes mum Fin Ch Chic Choix Parti de Bollinger so very special. Unfortunately her head is bit rounded and short. So this we must work in future generation. This is one of the reasons we picked up very special male for her with masterpiece head.

Ch Chic Choix Parti de Bollinger presenting her powerful back and ideal highset tail. It is not only back that makes her very specia. It is the shoulders and front that can follow the movement producing the ultimate carriage & reach in action.

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Her sire is Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Khalila Krug Grande that had produced golden eggs with Chic Choix females.

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Fin Ch Chic Choix Peppermint Parti is mum of Parti de Bollinger and they are so much alike strong powerful females with outstanding outlines & wide powerfull backs.

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We decided to do one more out-cross generation that still would be very strong in type.This is what we felt would be right thing to do in our Discovery generation four. We produced years ago a female ourselves that looked a lot like Discovery herself. Evenif pedigree wise they do not have practically anything to do with each others for generations. But this is what our type-breeding is all about. Breeding the ultimate type to type keeping out-cross in mind as a guideline.  Fin Ch Chic Choix Stars Over Tara (Int & Multi Ch, WW-10 Chic Choix Southern Star x Am & Fin Ch Barjea´s Sawyer) is powerfull female with perfect outline.

Classical treasure Fin Ch Chic Choix Stars Over Tara  (Int & Multi Ch, WW-10 Chic Choix Southern Star x Am & Fin Ch Barjea´s Sawyer) with outline and type for perfection. She is so much like Discovery. That is what type breeding is all about – combinating unrelated dogs in same pedigree.

Chic Choix Stars Over Tara

Grandfather of the litter is legendary winner and producer Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Barjea Mai Ling Panda (Am Ch Barjea Mischief´s Falcore x Am Ch Barjea Mai Ling Summer Wind).

Panda

Stars Over Tara was mated with legendary Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Barjea Mai Ling Panda. This  breeding was line-breeding to best of American Barjea to save the type and unique qualities of late Barbara Peterssons work. From this interesting litter we have black & silver male Multi Ch Chic Choix Star Sign in Finland. He is strong powerful male with lot of unique rare details like best of coats & coat textures. He has also maqnificent head, superior eyes and one of the best noses I ve seen. He is very nice mover and he has great temperament. Now it is time to continue this living genebank tradition as he mated Fin Ch Chic Choix Parti de Bollinger. 

In this very special breeding our older Barjea imports meets our very latest imports and outcome of International matings. We do hope to produce particolors white & blacks and white & goldens, black & silvers and possible sables. It is not difficult to breed particolors. However is it very difficult to breed well marked particolors and keeping the allergy risk, skin problem & deafness risk as low as possible. Therefore we do not breed parti to parti which is always very risky with lhasas for various of reasons.  My dearest and most important menthor late Marianne Nixon (San Jo) shared so much of her wisdom. Not to breed parti to parti was one her principles too. This is why we breed our parti dogs always with solid coloured lhasas.  We do believe black & silvers and tri-colors are much needed in particolour breeding. There should not be short cuts but generations of carefully planning to produce the ultimate parties. Breeding a perfect particolor is not a matter of generation but matter of couple generations planning and designing.

Particolor is often connected with short rounded heads and short noses not to mention sensitive temperaments. Unfortunately sensitive skin and allergies are often connected with particolors. Specially unpigmented white area are a risk.  This is what we try to avoid when breeding parties. We had our learning mistakes in early 1990´s. We hope to learn from our mistakes. It is sad to see new breeders seems to make shortcuts to produce parties now a days. Parti in lhasas is always more risky in breeding.  It is not just about the color but overall type, health and temperament that should be top priorities before the color. This is why we believe Multi Ch Chic Choix Star Sign x Fin Ch Chic Choix Parti de Bollinger could be very interesting breeding.

It is not about breeding parties but over all top quality classical lhasas with important breed details and style. It is a great bonus to produce particolours but only a bonus. We hope to have interesting Discovery bitchline generation four babies to carry on the unique tradition of Chic Choix particolors.

Multi Ch Chic Choix Star Sign (Multi BIS & BISS Int & Multi Ch Barjea Mai Ling Panda x Fin Ch Chic Choix Stars Over Tara) is powerful and classical male with many details to die for. 

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The impressive head of Multi Ch Chic Choix Star Sign with perfect lenght of head. He has unique true large nose with open nostrals like lhasas should.

Chic Choix Star Sign head

These pedigrees are ment for serious lhasa apso fanciers. Some of the future puppies should have show homes who do love classical lhasas but also respect and understand the importance of genetic diversity. These pedigrees should offer lot of possibilities in the future. But homes who will also protect this unique traditions so that in the future they are not found in every living room.

Serious inquiries invited: juha@chicchoix.com or Int-358-40-910 3774 

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