Friday, January 7, 2011


GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari

Ernesto Lara is one smart dog person.  Not only is he one of the most accomplished professional handlers out there, but he was smart enough to trade the frigid weather in Pennsylvania this week for a long weekend in Palm Springs CA.  Today he even managed to win not one, but two of the limited breed shows.

His Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, was Robert Hutton’s BIS at today’s Toy Dog Breeders Association Of Southern California in Indio CA.  Joe, left behind a very successful career in Europe, last March to try his hand here in the US.  He managed to finish 2010 with 14 BIS and 46 Toy Group Firsts.  Congratulations to Ernesto, breeder/owner Mieke Cooymans, and owner Zoila Truesdale.

GCH CH Lomondview Clementina

Ernesto and Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Lomondview Clementina, a British import, were Robert Black’s choice at the day two show of the Desert Empire Terrier Club Of Southern California.  Phoebe is a recent arrival in the US, but started getting noticed right away with group placements at the Garden State All Terrier Club show prior to the 2200 dog Bucks County Kennel Club show and the all Terrier Montgomery County Kennel Club show in October.  She also managed to collect a BIS at the prestigious Kennel Club of Philadelphia show in November.  Congratulations to Ernesto, breeder Carol Annan, and owners John & Daphne Eggert.


  1. Phoebe was imported from Scotland a year ago.... Not sure that qualifies as a "recent arrival" in dog years! But oh, she's lovely.