Chinese Shar-Pei Named 'Joan' Is No. 1 Non-Sporting Dog
A 5 ½-year-old red fawn female lovingly called “Shar-Perfect” by her handlers Tiffany and Shea Skinner, “Joan” is the No. 1 Non-Sporting dog and No. 1 in the breed. Bred by Russell and Lori Crowe of Weston, Ohio, and owner Mara Snyder-Davis of Valley Center, California, MBIS/MBISS GCHG Broken Rd’s Can We Talk At Prunehill CGC started the year at a face pace winning Bests in Show in January at the Sand to Sea Non-Sporting Association of Southern California, Puyallup Valley Dog Fanciers and Tualatin Kennel Club shows. The winner of 21 Bests in Show, Joan took her first back-to-back Group Firsts at 11 months old at the Kennel Club of Pasadena shows in 2015. “Joan is a once-in-a-lifetime dog, the best I’ve owned in over 35 years,” says Snyder-Davis, who asked Shea Skinner to special her dog three years ago. Six months into the campaign, Tiffany Skinner stepped in as handler when her husband was delayed in a breed ring and she proceeded to win the Group “Joan looked perfect for her,” says Shea Skinner, who became the top Non-Sporting junior handler in the country in 1994 with CH Prunehills Encore. “Joan gives it her all every time in the ring,” says Tiffany Skinner, who has become smitten with the dog who will retire to live with the Skinners. The standout Chinese Shar-Pei is fed Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice Formula dog food.