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  • December 1992:  Acquired our first dog Murphy, a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and began exhibiting in obedience and junior showmanship.
  • March 1995:  Acquired our first Tibetan Terrier, Lucky – Kiara Just A Lucky So and So and began exhibiting in conformation.
  • June 1995:  Michael begins working for professional dog handlers, R.C. and Shari Carusi of Oxford, MA.  
  • April 1996:  Lucky finishes his championship going Winner Dog and Best of Winners at the Mount Vernon Tibetan Terrier Club specialty for a 5 point major under the late Frank Oberstar.  
  • February 1997:  Lucky and Michael compete in the prestigious Westminster kennel Club dog show making the final cut under judge Richard Bauer.  Michael will compete at the Westminster Kennel Club many times in the upcoming years. 
  • September 1996:  Michael begins attending the University of Connecticut.
  • May 1997:  Acquired our second Tibetan Terrier Lucy – Kiara Lucy in the Sky.
  • April 1998:  Lucy wins Winners Bitch for a 5 point major at the Mount Vernon Tibetan Terrier Club specialty under breeder judge Marjorie Wikerd.
  • September 1998:  Lucy finishes her championship at the Westchester Kennel Club under the late Anna Katherine Nicholas.
  • 1998 Through 2001:  Lucky and Lucy are shown throughout the Northeast, winning many prestigious and memorable awards.  
  • June 2001:  Michael moves to New York City and begins working for Goldman Sachs & Company.
  • January 2002:  Michael begins graduate school at the New School for Social Research in New York City.
  • May 2005:  Michael graduates from the New School for Social Research with a Master in Psychology.  
  • March 2005:  Acquired Sadie – Kiara Harlem Song
  • June 2005:  At her second dog show, Sadie wins Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes and Reserve Winners Bitch to a 5 point major under judge Kathleen Ronald at the Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club specialty.
  • June 2006:  Sadie wins Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex at the Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club specialty under judge Eileen MacLennan for a 5 point major.
  • October 2006:  Sadie completes her championship going Winners Bitch and Best of Winners at the Troy kennel Club under judge Lawrence Stambridge.
  • October 2007:  Acquired Sugar – The Sweetest Thing by Kiara
  • April 2008:  Sadie is bred to Fidel – Ch Namaste Adeste Fidelis.
  • June 2008:  Sadie whelps a litter of 5 healthy puppies, 4 males and 1 female, thereby marking the first litter bred by the McLoughlins and the establishment of Lukilu Tibetan Terriers. 
  • March 2009:  Michael is elected Director of the Tibetan Terrier Club of America.
  • June 2009:  Michael is elected Secretary of the Tibetan Terrier Health and Welfare Foundation. 

Marie McLoughlin

Marie and Jim McLoughlin
James McLoughlin

Mike McLoughlin