Becoming a professional handler was something Ernesto Lara says he never wanted to do. Despite his reluctance, the successful all-breed handler has enjoyed a career that rivals those of his mentors. Find out who influenced him to pursue his passion for dogs, and learn why he long ago abandoned his plan to spend a single year working in the U.S.
Several dogs have recently caught the attention of Blogger-in-Chief Billy Wheeler. In The Back Story today, Billy takes a look at the practice of bringing out next year’s dogs each fall in the hopes of building momentum for the coming year. Find out who Billy thinks may be the dogs to watch this debutante season.
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By Billy Wheeler
I am drawn to our sport, in part, by its reverence for tradition. I am, after all, from the South where Rhett Butler & Scarlet O’Hara are our role models. However, I was introduced to most of my dog show traditions while living in New York. One of those traditions is debuting a new dog. Now, like most of the rest of our world, this is done at various levels of our social strata. Personally, I liked to show up with our new crop of hopefuls at this week’s Pocono Mountain Kennel Club shows. It was an informal annual gathering of my fellow Maltese breeders and we always had fun regardless of who won. more
Say Hello to Ernesto Lara
By Dan Sayers
Ernesto Lara’s journey toward becoming an all-breed professional handler began with an act of valor. While visiting an aunt in his hometown of Mexico City, the quiet 13-year-old overcame his fear of dogs in an instant by preventing a fight between the woman’s Airedale Terrier and another dog. more