"Inara" completing her Canadian Championship in December of 2011 under the talented guidance of Edgar Rojas.  Congratulations!
One of our FAVORITE pictures of this girl -- moving beautifully!

Inara and Annika winning Best of Breed in Sweden over an entry of 26, including 5 champions!  Inara also went on to a Group 4 and earned her CIB!  Congratulations!!
(May, 2011)Inara looking very regal (and patient!) as she awaits her ringtime in Chicago in February of 2011.  Beautifully groomed and presented by Annika!
"Inara" in Europe - Sept. 2010 (25 months old)
Inara in Europe - 2 years old - August 2010Inara in Europe - 2 years old - August 2010"Inara" winning Best of Breed over 40+ PWDS in Norway - she went on to win the Group!  April 2010"Inara" hanging out at the show in Norway - April 2010
"Inara" winning her first AKC major at 15 months of age - proud owner/handler:  Scott Lenz
"Inara" - - cute head shot at one year of age!
16 days oldThree weeksInara being cuddled by "Riot's" 8 year old "sister" - Elizabeth PerakesFour weeks6 weeks7 Weeks7 Weeks oldNapping with her Springer Spaniel friend at her new home
BInara - head shot at 6 months
Inara -  stacked at 6 months
Inara stacked at 7.5 months - just put into the lion trimInara gaiting at the Ann Arbor Kennel Club dog show - July 2009.  11 months old.Ilona Griffeon sent this picture from the Netherlands in April of 2010 -  Inara is currently on a "European Vacation" with handler Annika and will return stateside in September.
Patriot's Inara Serra of Mariposa CGC TDI
SIRE:   Ch. Domarco Suits Me To A Tea       DAM:  Ch. Deewal Don't Rain On My Parade       DOB:  08/08/08

Owned by  Scott Lenz and David Swank
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FLASH!!   Three days of back-to-back wins in New Jersey and
"Inara" is a New AKC Champion!   (pending AKC confirmation)   Updated: 02-03-12

"Inara" won another major under judge Col. Purkheiser at the Pontiac KC show in Kalamazoo, Michigan today -- she is now a new AKC Grand Champion!   Yeah!

New AKC Champion today!!  Congratulations, Inara!!

Inara is back on "this side of the pond" and finished her Canadian championship under the capable guidance of Edgar Rojas this month!  Watch for this girl in the US soon as she keeps adding titles to her name! 

Amsterdam Winner Show
BOS Amsterdam Winner Title
Breed Judge - Branslav Rajic from Slovenia

French Championship Show, Paris France
CAC, CACIB, BOB, (27 dogs)

From Scott:
"We did it Kathy! We can now add Swed. Ch and the VERY elusive and prestigious CIB to her title! Couldn't be MORE excited!!! BOB over 26 dogs (total), including 5 champions in her class. Ended up with a Gr-4 so all in all, a FABULOUS weekend for Team Patriot!"

From Scott:  "Annika showed Inara at the Helsinki Winner Show 2010 this weekend under judge Manuel Borges, Portugal. 33 bitches entered, 2nd best to earn her CC and Finnish Championship! Official title now: NCh Slo Ch. Fin Ch UKC Ch. EUW-10 Nor-W10 Patriot's Inara Serra of Mariposa CGC, TDI."

From David: "Annika has just contacted the Norwegian Kennel Club and because Inara was the European Winner and new Slovenian Ch and the fact she has two CC in Norway, the title is automatic.  She is now an Norwegian Champion.  She must earn one more CC in Sweden for the Swedish title."

10/02 - 10/03, 2010
Inara earned her first  specialty BOB win at the Slovenian Special Club Show on October 2nd under a Hungarian judge and the CAC.
On Oct 3rd she earned the European Winner Title (EUW-10) as best bitch, CAC, CACIB –the CACIB means BOS or BOB and became a new Slovenian Champion.

Rome Kennel Club International Show

Bergamo National Show

Inara now has 4 CAC and needs two more to complete her Italian Show Champion Title.

David and Scott are in Oslo visiting Inara...they called me from their cell phone and were excited because Inara was chosen Best Bitch...now, all of this "european show stuff" is not my forte, but David said, "Now you have to remember that there is only ONE Norwegian male and ONE Norwegian bitch title per year and Inara won the BITCH title! HUGE accomplishment and one step closer to muti-championships!" Congratulations to all, and thanks to David and Scott for taking Inara on this journey! Scott said pictures are coming!

From David:  "Inara was the CC winner at the Swedish KC International all breed show last weekend as 2nd best bitch with 48 entries.  Today she won CC, CACIB and BOB at the Swedish Kennel Club's International all-breed Show in Svenstavik."

From Scott's handlers in Europe:
"Just a line to inform you Inara was 2nd in a large open class (9) at the World Dog Show, which we think that was fair, as many top dogs in the breed were entered from Portugal, and the judge was a well known Portuguese judge, Mrs. Carla Molinari."

Judge's critiques from the shows prior to the WDS:
"Right type and size - right head propotions, well set ears - right rectangular body - good shoulders and topline - right tail carriage - enough chest for age - excellent movement."

"Very typical bitch - harmonious in shape - well balanced all through - firm topline. Excellent tailset and strong rear end - Move very well going around ."

From Scott Lenz
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Don’t know if you read on Facebook – “More great news from Europe as we hear that Inara won the breed (40+, including a two-time World Champion) and the Group at the Norwegian Kennel Club International Show in Bergen, Norway under Swedish judge Mr. Inge Elson Thoor!  BIS competition is on Sunday.  Way to go team Annika and Inara.”  Annika said that she showed like a dream and got some great photos, which I’ll forward when I get them.  We’re SO proud and excited – can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings.  I’ll let you know what everybody is saying once we get a full report.

From Scott Lenz
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010
Subject:  Judges Critique of Inara
"Excellent in proportion, well bodied - strong bone - very nice head and expression - excellent mover."  Judge Mr.Lourei Manuel Borges of Portugal.  The judge at the show in Sweden.

From: David Swank
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010
We wanted you to get the news first about Inara in Sweden.  Today she was entered in the Open Class of 16 bitches, a total of 25 bitches entered.  She was 2nd best bitch in the Open Class (the bitch that won the Open class is a big time winning Finnish Champion who went on to win BOB).  Inara ended up 3rd best bitch of the day, clearly the youngest one in the ring and the placement was over numerous champions including two World Winners.  I was told that she was in great form, VERY happy and moved like a dream -- comments from PWD breeders was quite positive.  I can't wait to read the critique sheet for her first International Show in Sweden.

From: Annika Ulltveit-Moe
(Inara's Handler in Europe)
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010
A small report from your girl team over here!  Inara was soo good - no problem with the noise and she was moving beautifu.  The best was that so many came up and liked her and asked what she will be mated too and then they wanted puppy !!!  I gave a answer " in the sky"  and even breeders from Finland ( the top one) asked for puppy and new blood  -  they thought she was adorable and such a good mover. I don't hope you kick me in my back when I tell she's a teddybear and sleep in my bed!

From David Swank
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Inara's first European show  - she earned BOB CAC and CACIB!
BISS C.I.B. Swed. Ch, Fin. Ch, Den. Ch, Nor. Ch. Nordic Ch, Slo. Ch,
Dutch Ch, Can. Ch, AKC Ch, AKC Grand CH, UKC Ch, NorW-10, EW-10, AW-11

Date of Birth:      08/08/08
OFA Hips:         PW-6022G26F-VPI
OFA Elbows:     Not tested
Optigen:    Carrier  (#: 10-8676)
GM1:         Normal
JDCM:       1:1 Probable Normal (#6265)
CERF:       PW-361524  (2011-40)
Improper Coat:  Normal
Grand Champion
on 5/24/12!

"Inara" now has
12 champion titles
in 10 countries!

Since May 2011
she has earned the Dutch, Canadian,
AKC and AKC Grand Champion title.