The goal of Kyechu is to preserve the original Lhasa Apso, which set foot on American soil in 1933. These Lhasa Apsos were bred by the 13th Dalai Lama and given to the Cuttings of Hamilton Farms, and eventually the Cuttings received 8 dogs from the Dalai Lama. One of the American breeders who used Lhasa Apsos down from these imports in her breeding program was Mrs. Gloria Fowler of Everglo kennels. The Lhasa Apsos at Kyechu originate mainly down from her Everglo lines. Please allow me to introduce you to Gloria and her dogs...
When tracing the evolution of the Lhasa into the United States that are directly from the Dalai Lama, Hamilton Farms immediately comes to mind. The famed Americal Kennels and the Licos Kennels both started with Hamilton dogs. When Hamilton Farms was sold, the records and many of the dogs were the foundation for Karma Kennels.

Gloria Fowler was fortunate to have been living in this era and had begun her famed Everglo Kennels. Actually the Everglo Kennels began when Gloria was in Pekes. She included part of her first name into her kennel name and arrived at "glo". There are very few Lhasa pedigrees that do not have an Everglo somewhere in it.

Mrs Gloria Fowler purchased her first Lhasa Apso in 1957 after breeding Pekes. Her first Lhasa Apso was a cream bitch bred by Dolores Lieberman, Kai Sang’s Tzi-Ren of Miradel. Along with her came a male, Ch. Kai Sang’s Clown of Everglo. The first Everglo Lhasa was born February 26, 1960 – this was Cinderella of Everglo by Ruffway Auld Lang Syne out of Tzi-Ren.


Gloria also acquired the bitch Ruffway Hun-Nee-Bun, bred by Gloria Palmer. When Hun-Nee-Bun was bred to Clown she produced Tibetan Cookie of Everglo. Cookie was bred back to her father to produce BIS Ch. Everglo’s Spark of Gold ROM****.

Sparky was sold as a puppy, together with his half sister Kai Sang’s Flame of Everglo, to Joan Kendall. These dogs were the ones with which Joan started her famous Orlane kennel. Gloria sold Sparky and Flame because there was too much controversy over the English imports. She took the path of least resistance, but it was a step back in her breeding program.



In 1963 Gloria started over again with straight Hamilton dogs. She acquired Hamilton Norden ROM*(Ch. Hamilton Sandupa x Ch. Hamilton Den Sa) from Hamilton Farms and from Stittig’s came Ch. Kyima of Everglo ROM* (Hamilton Yi Tru x Stittig’s Moka Kara Dei Mar). Those two were her new foundation stock. Practically all the Everglo Lhasas come down from them. Later she bought BIS Ch. Karma Frosty Knight of Everglo ROM* and Karma Sha-Do of Everglo, both from by Dorothy Cohen.

Norden was the dam of the first new Everglo puppies. Sire of the litter was Ch. Lycos Chulung La. This litter produced Cubbi Kyeri of Everglo. When Cubbi was bred back to Kyima it resulted in Kambu of Everglo. Frosty Knight was bred to Kambu to produce Ch. Everglo Zijuh Tomba ROM** and Ch. Everglo Charlie Brown ROM*.

Kyima, when bred to Frosty Knight, produced Dandi Golden Gypsy of Everglo ROM*. When bred to Ch. Licos Omorfo La ROM* she produced three bitches – Everglo Buttercup ROM*, Everglo Mai Ling Tsung ROM* and Everglo Bright Star.

Buttercup was bred to Sha-Do to produce Ch. Everglo Aro, Everglo Rempa ROM* and Ch. Everglo Ma La Bu. When Buttercup was bred to Licos Chulung La she produced Ch. Dixie’s Beau of Everglo ROM*.

Everglo Encore Ember (Karma Heki x Ferns Flame of Tibet) was bred to Rempa and from that litter came Ch. Everglo Flair ROM*. A later litter, sired by Sha-Do, resulted in Everglo Red Regent ROM*.

Ch. Karma Frosty Knight of Everglo
Ch. Everglo Zijuh Tomba
Ch. Everglo Flair
Ch. Everglo Arkay Paper Lion
Everglo the Certain Somethin
Everglo Lingo of Robbees

This tells you a little bit about a remarcable lady who dedicated her life to preserve a breed. The Everglo dogs were exported to countries all over the world such as France, Australia and Danmark. Almost 40 Everglo Lhasa Apsos became a Champion. Gloria, allthough being long retired, was still very interested in the breed and what was going on in Lhasa Land.


On May 30 2009, Gloria passed away... She will always be remembered as a remarkable lady who did so much for our beloved breed. Without Gloria, Vesna and I would not be able to treasure what we have today. We will always be grateful to her, and her life's work will live on in our Lhasa Apsos.

Gloria, you will For Ever Glow...





HA M I L T O N / T I B E T A N / S H I H   T Z U   I N F L U E N C E

© 2006 Betty Ingram and Monique van Boxtel

Throughout time there has been a lot of confusion over the terms, full or straight Hamilton versus Tibetan verses the Lhasa Apsos with the Shih Tzu influence.


H a m i l t o n

The Full Hamilton or Straight Hamilton lines origated when Suydham Cutting went to Tibet and met the 13th DaLai Lama. There was an exchange of gifts and eventually the Cuttings received 8 dogs from the Dalai Lama. The Cuttings then imported 2 bitches from Shanghai, China. The names of these dogs are:

  • Hamilton Bidgy (female, Tibet)
  • Hamilton Tsingtu (female, Tibet)
  • Pehma (female, Tibet)
  • Hamilton Chusul (male, Tibet)
  • Hamilton Sarong (male, Tibet)
  • Tundu (male, Tibet)
  • Hamilton Tsaring (male, Tibet)
  • Le (male, Tibet)
  • Shanghai (female, Shanghai)
  • Lhassa (female, Shanghai)

Shanghai was owned by Mrs EJ Barber, and Lhassa was owned by Mr H Catlin. Both had litters at Hamilton Farms so it's assumed they must have been leased at one time. Not all of the above produced either, Pehma never had puppies. Tsingtu only had 1 litter that can be found and none of them bred on.


T i b e t a n

There are several lines that I feel fall into the Tibetan category. The Tibetan lines consist of dogs imported from the Himalayas who are bred only to dogs with Tibetan heritage. England had also imported dogs from Tibet and Nepal. These dogs would be Tibetan, but not considered as full or Straight Hamilton. Listed below are some of the first known imports.

  • Gloria Fowler of Everglo Kennels in the USA purchased Cotsvale Meeru (male) from England who is down from Tibetan imports.
  • Mrs. Albertram McFadden of Lui Gi kennels in the USA imported Chumpa of Furzyhurst (male) from England, who is also from Tibetan imports.

Far later some breeders imported dogs from the Himalayas to widen the gene pool. Here's an overview:

  • Gerald D'aoust was presented with Lhasas when he made a pilgrimage to Nepal and India. The dogs were presented to Gerald by Lama Gyan Yeshe. These Lovely Lhasas are very typical of the ones I visited in India at Whigham Kennels.
  • Mumta Khanna, who has crossed over, inherited her Lhasas from her parents and Uncle. Her Father and Uncle were part of the Indian Army who assisted with the exile of the Dalai Lama into India. Both were presented with a pair of Lhasas. Those Lhasas are the foundation of Whigham's Kennels.
  • Kerstin Handrich & Gertie Bracksieck of Traschi Deleg Kennels in Germany were able to import a bitch into their kennel after a trip to the Himalayas.
  • Inge Panitz received a Lhasa as a gift from the Royal Bhutanese Family. Later, along with Gerrti Breaksick she impoted another Lhasa from Bhutan.


T h e   S h i h   T z u   i n f l u e n c e

Around the 50's England sent 7 dogs to the USA which were registered by the American Kennel Cub as Lhasa Apsos. Later it was discovered that they were actually Shih Tzu. In a Full/Straight Hamilton or Tibetan line you ill never see any of these 7 dogs in it's pedigree. The Lhasas that have any of these 7 dogs are said to have the Shih Tzu influence and will not appear in the pedigrees of the Hamilton and Tibetan Lhasa Apsos. The English Shih Tzu imports are:

  • Mai-Ling of Boyden (female)
  • Fardale Fu Ssi (female)
  • Yay Sih of Shebo (female)
  • Linyi of Lhakang (female)
  • Lindi Lu of Lhakang (female)
  • Wuffy of The Mynd (female)
  • Kota Tang (female)


Published below is a part of a letter by Mr. John C. Neff, Executive Vice-President of the American Kennel Club, to Mrs. Elizabeth M. Simpson, dated September 26 1955, in which he states what happened with the English imports: