This Lhasa, CH Joyslyn's Masquerade (AKA Bert) is a Raj son. He was shown in the 90's. My kids named him Bert because he was a chubby puppy and, at the time, Fat Albert was a favorite cartoon character.
This is Oreo, Joyslyn's Leader of the Pack CGC RE NAP NJP. He was owned by Marsha Susag, MLS Dakota Lhasas. The letters behind his name stand for Canine Good Citizen, Rally Excellent, Novice Agility Preferred, Novice Jumpers with Weaves.
I am proud of coming up with this dog's name. Her call name is Mira and her registered name is CH Karlyn Joyslyn Who's The Fairest. She was bred by Karen Schlais and Jan Graunke. Karen owed me a puppy back from a breeding and I chose Mira.
The litter that produced our Josh had 5 gold puppies and one black one. She was shown by then co-owner LaVonne Bennett and earned some single points and then went to Georgia to live with Janice and Gigi. This is Cinder, Joyslyn MLS Dakota Windy Winter Night Mon Ami. Here are two photos of Cinder. The first taken when she was a show dog. Gigi wrote, "...Cinder is my rock and comfort."
This is GCH CH Joyslyn Beethoven Fifth West (AKA Beethoven), a beautiful black male, owned by Gwen W.
Beethoven was not the only beautiful dog born in that litter! Here is his litter brother, Chance, CH Joyslyn's Moon Shadows. I showed Chance to his championship and a year or so later found a pet home for him. Now he is back with us for a while. Sharon, his new owner, recently fell and broke her hip and is currently in rehab. She misses Chance and I am sure he misses her too. He is having to learn again how to be part of a pack while he is here.
Bekka, CH Joyslyn's Moonlight Beckons, was another of Beethoven and Chance's littermates. Bekka recently had her last litter and now lives in IN with Jerry and Judy R. Jerry recently wrote, "It's impossible not to love such a sweet creature as Bekka. She spends mornings on our bed before we get up and most days curled up at my feet...she is indeed integrating and adapting to our household."
Judy L. owns 4 of our Lhasas, 3 are black. This is Joyslyn's Midnight Confessions, better known as Whisper. Judy bought Whisper when she was 9 months old.
Here is Whisper's litter sister, Raven, CH Joyslyn's Midnight Enchantment. Raven was a super show girl. She had a couple litters then went to live in the CA desert with Judy and Whisper.
When friend Marilyn Lucas passed away, many of us stepped forward to help her husband find homes for her Lhasas. I bought Shadow at that time. Her registered name is CH Cozmos Chiennoir. She now lives with Jill K., who also owns our GCH CH Joyslyn's Heartbreaker, who is not pictured in this blog because he is not black!
Meet Jimmy, Joyslyn Golden Tu Mon Ami Inka Dinka Doo. Jimmy started out great guns as a show dog, then decided he did not want to be a show dog, so he is living happily with a family in a pet home. We were all so sad when Jimmy decided not to show. Just look at this picture of him moving! That boy could cover ground!
Meet Nelson, who was co-bred by LaVonne Bennett and me. CH Mon Ami N Joyslyn Dark Winter Winds. He earned his championship when he was still a puppy!
This is Duncan, Ebony's litter brother, owned by Lisa A. from MI. He is decked out for St. Patrick's Day! Both Duncan and Ebony have black and tan markings, but his are more noticeable than hers.
These next two dogs are the "twins" owned by Kris and Nanda S. They are full brother and sister, both Josh X Bekka kids, just born in different litters. The first dog pictured is the oldest, TY (Joyslyn's Will Work for Food). The second is of Gigi (Joyslyn's Sweet Moon Macaron). And the third is just one I could not resist posting.
Pam and Paul F. also bought two puppies from us, about a year apart. Both were bottle-raised by my husband. Thank God for his patience! The first picture is of Lil One (Joyslyn's Lil One) and the second of Josie (Joyslyn's Isabella Fink). Most of us have multiple names for our dogs and so do Pam and Paul. Paul wrote
Meet Lucky (Lucky Flash), whose owners Ted and Evelyn drove all the way from Canada to buy him and take him back home!
If you follow this blog, this next dog is no stranger to you. It's Jaxon! Known to AKC as "Joslyn's I'm A Yooper Now Jaxon." Jaxon is black and tan and has a beautiful coat. Since it is black dog day, we're missing out on seeing Ginger, also a Joyslyn's Lhasa, but not a black one.
Thanks again for our sweet girl she’s been a wonderful addition to our family." Meet Gemma, "Joyslyn’s Precious Jewel."
I think that ends the Black Lhasa Project photos and comments. It turned out to be a big job, and I hope I did not miss anyone who sent a photo in. If I did, let me know! If you have one of our black Lhasas and wish you would have been part of this project, send in a picture, your dog's call name and registered name. I'll be happy to post them next month.
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I did receive photos from people who did not know I had a black dog project in the works. I don't want to forget to thank them also and to post their pictures. Gold Lhasas are great also!
I just wanted to update you that sweet Finley is doing so great! She is the sweetest puppy! We couldn’t love her more and are excited to celebrate her first birthday soon. Here are some pictures. Thanks again for bringing her into our lives!