Banana Joe Van Tani Kazari
(Photo by Patty Harbison)
We have some partial results from Bear DE where several of the country’s top dogs watched the recent import from the Netherlands, the Affenpinscher, Banana Joe Van Tani Kazari, collect his first AKC all breed BIS at today’s Wilmington Kennel Club show. Among the other finalists were the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Fireside's Spontaneous Combustion, who had to get by the nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, in the Sporting Group to see Dr Elliot L More. Also among the final seven, was the US’ Number Nine Dog All Breeds, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Foxcliff Hickory Wind, AKC’s Number Three Dog All Breeds, the Boxer, Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Scottish Terrier, CH Blueberry’s Surely You Jest, the Schipperke, CH DeLamer Point Break, and the country's top Herding Dog, the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.
Although Joe and handler Ernesto Lara enter the race a third through the season, we suspect that Joe will be a real contender. He was the 2009 Number One Dog All Breeds in the Netherlands and is the top winning Affenpinscher in European history. Congratulations to Ernesto, breeder/ owner Mieke Cooymans, and owner Zoila Truesdale.