ATMA Ch. DRAKYI Rebel-lion
x Denali's Tsunami
SIMBA, a seventh generation DRAKYI line-bred dog, has become the focus and foundation of our breeding program, and is one of the most influential Tibetan Mastiffs in pedigrees today around the world. A double grandson of the breed great "Maynard," harkening back to the fabled giant Tsang Khyi variety, Simba and his get have set new standards for size, bone, head type, and temperament in the breed. He was ATMA's National Specialty Stud Dog winner for 1995 and 1996, and ALL the Westminster Best of Breed and Group winners are linebred on him. Simba represents the ideal Tibetan Mastiff as the cover dog for the breed book, The Tibetan Mastiff, Legendary Guardian of the Himalayas, by Rohrer and Flamholtz, and is profiled in the breed DVD, "The Magnificent Tibetan Mastiff."
DRAKYI's own Dreamer and litter sister Nadia (Ch. Drakyi Perfect Ten Hoshen, owned by Dennis & Nancy Young), made breed history when they swept the 1997 ATMA National and Regional Specialties as Best of Breed AND Best Opposite Sex! Dreamer was the show dog of a lifetime. Exclusively handled by Richard Eichhorn, some of Dreamer's wins include:
The 1997 ATMA National Specialty Best of Breed under Canadian judge Dr. Richard Meen, and Best Opposite Sex the following day at the ATMA Regional Specialty.
The 1998 ARBA Golden Nugget BEST IN CLASSIC (3 Best in Shows, 1 Reserve Best in Show)
Multiple Best of Breed, Group, Best in Show awards with ARBA, Tri-States Working Dog Association, Canine Rarities Show, the Pacific Northwest Tibetan Mastiff Association.
A tribute to....
World/Multi Ch. Drakyi Senge Sundari
Our Euro export SENGE is a classic example of the Drakyi ideal, linebred on our foundation male, Ch. Formosa-Drakyi SIMBA. He stunned the TM world when he won Best of Breed and became World Champion at 16 months from the junior class at the 2003 World Show in Dortmund, Germany, under renowned mastiff specialist Christofer Habig. His critique: "Sensational. Authentic. Head-type excellent, movement exceptional, expression very intense, balance typical, with unusual [large] size. Simply marvelous, very pleased...my World Show surprise." Senge was the right dog at the right time, and his influences have revolutionized Western breeding programs, with his progeny serving as the foundation for many influential TM kennels. Senge is the sire of many top-winning dogs in the breed, including our LOKA, the 2008 AKC National Specialty Best of Breed.
Owned and handled by the late Peggy Hervatine, Bear and Peggy were fixtures in the Group and Best in Show ring. The gold sable Bear was the largest of TMs to be seen in the ring at that time, impressing judges with his beauty, type, presence and soundness.
ATMA/SKC Ch. Sierras'
The strength of any line of dogs is based on outstanding bitches. Without question, Tsunami represents that ideal and is foundational to the Drakyi breeding program with her solid structure, beautiful head and mastiff-like breed type. Dam of our "Golden Boy" Simba, Tsunami appears many times in our very best pedigrees. She was the #1 Brood Bitch for 1996.
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