In the year 1966 the king of Nepal was
unconsciously responsible for the fact that the Do Khyi was protected
Its airplane had
been chartered around four American trekker with Lukla to take up at the
foot of the Mount Everest. By the refusal its airplane to use, forced he the
trekker at the 12,000 foot runway lain highly over night to kampieren. One
of the four Americans was I.
In this evening a
further American, Donald Messerschmidt, a former peace corps
friedenskorps-Freiwilliger was just as stranded in Nepal, Don informed at
the American school in Kathmandu. This night on the mountain talked we, Don
and I, over the DO Khyi and the reasons for its threatened future in Nepal
These dogs were
already rarely - so rare that one could find them exclusive in remote
villages on distant mountains. We knew which around the dangers the few
survivors opposite dog stood.
After the Chinese
assumption Tibets 1959 were closed the borders between Tibet and the
remaining world, not one dog could be kept direct more from Tibet.
We had heard
rumors that the Chinese had destroyed deliberately all Tibetan dogs
Additionally many hirten of the mountains from the aminal husbandry changed
to the cultivation of rice in the low country and needed the large dogs no
longer. Finally new roads opened, in former times most remote ranges of
Nepal. Dealers and tourists would bring other dogs in, which would mix
themselves with the few, remaining DO Khyi
We were surprised
which, as much to be done would have around this legendary and very special
animal extinction to protect. We knew that, if we should undertake no
positive steps now into a few years no pure DO Khyi more would exist.
|Tonja, Do Khyi bitch in England *
The picture also today still certification for the type of the original
Do Khyi from the origin country Tibet
through the Second World War all traces went these
dogs, as well as the breed at that time lost.
Many years before,
before I went to 1966 to Nepal had I a photography of Tonja seen. The
classical photography was shown by a Do Khyi, in most dog books. I had
fallen in love with the dog in the illustration and dreamed about it a daily
DO a Khyi in reality to see. This to carry out to see one seemed an
impossible dream to be, after Tonja's father and nut/mother were brought to
years from Tibet into the late 1920-er to England. I did not expect that any
of it existed still.
Later in Nepal,
Tibetan friends said to me that Tonja came apparently in their type the DO
Khyi in their homeland next, as far as they remembered. It became my ideal
for the genuine DO Khyi.