We formally started showing Bear at the age of 12 months.
Three months later he was an Australian Champion! In these
three months he had taken out a Best in Group 6, a serious
achievement for a rare breed in Australia at the time and
made even more remarkable due to his age! In this time
he had also taken out a Best Junior in Group 6 and a Best
Junior in Show.
Since then Bear has won a numerous Best Juniors in Group
6 and Best Intermediates in Group 6, a Best Intermediate
in Show and Ausbred in Show and BEST IN SHOW - all at All
Breeds Championship Shows!
Since he become an Australian Champion, due to commitments,
we only show Bear about one in every 12 Championship Shows
he has obtained over 600 points!
He has taken out 6 of the 7 Royal Shows he has entered:
Royal Sydney Show 2007
Royal Toowoomba Show 2007
Royal Melbourne Show 2006
Royal Brisbane Show 2006
Royal Launceston Show 2005
Royal Hobart Show 2005
We are very proud of what Bear has achieved
in only 2 years of showing.
AND JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT
HE’D RETIRED!! HE HITS EUROPE!
While there Bear participated in a few great shows.
His first European Show was in France at a Specialty Show
with over 100 Tibetan Mastiffs. Bear came 3rd in Open Class.
2 weeks later in Switzerland at a dog show with 2,000
dogs Bear won BOB on both days 2 X CACs and CACIBs – half
way to becoming a Swiss Champ but did not stay in Europe
for a year and so could not achieve this title as such
titles in France and Switzerland require participation
in shows from a minimum of one year and one day.
On the Saturday Bear qualified for the Prestigious “Crufts” Show
in the U.K.
He has also done well in Austria and now has his Luxembourg
He has done more than enough to make us proud all over
again though and we could not love him anymore than we
"From our little man to show winner
to best friend"
Bear is an exceptional TM and a huge part
of our family.
Born: 1st July 2004
Temperament: Calm, Loving,
Gentle but a real TM! (Aloof and rather pompous with strangers!)
Best Friend: His Uncle Matt
Land Speed: Remarkably fast
over 10m (meters not miles!)
Hobbies: Eating and acting
Most Loved Pastime: Lying on
back getting belly rub or thinking of Tibet while receiving
a 5 minute scalp massage. Also revels in ripping the stuffing
out of loving bought soft toys that squeek!
Favourite Food: Tasmanian salmon
(smoked or steaks) and Beef Sirloin and 3 (when he's vvvery
lucky) and 3 tiny bits of doughnut - only once!!
Wants to Be When Grows Up: Policeman!
Can sense when someone needs to be watched closely. Excellent
guard dog with 'big bark!' Gently knocks other dogs out
of they way if he deems them to be playing together too
roughly! Also likes medicine and often heals by tongue
friend "Sweatheart's" sore ear!