FCI, the World Canine Organisation, have officially released the final version of the meeting notice from FCI Standing Committee meeting held on 18-19 March 2015 in Belgium. Wherein the notice Chinese Kennel Union want to determine country of origin for several breeds, from Tibet/Great Britain to China; Tibetan Mastiff, Chow-Chow, Pekingese, Shih-Tzu, Tibetan Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Tibetan Spaniel, Pug and Chinese Crested Dog.
A long debate took place and finally, the General Committee of FCI decides, unanimously, to change the name of the country of origin (from Tibet to China) for the following breeds: Tibetan Mastiff, Tibetan Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel, Lhasa Apso and Shih-Tzu.
The change of country of patronage/development (from Great Britain to China) of the following breeds will be considered at a later stage: Chow-Chow, Shih-Tzu, Tibetan Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Tibetan Spaniel.
We, owners of the breeds above, DO NOT AGREE with this decision! Our tibetan breeds have a history from Tibet, they are developed in Tibet and just because China took Tibet our breeds are NOT changing their origin country to China!