Affenpinscher Joey – “Banana Joe” Photos

Affenpinscher Joey is the all-time winningest affenpinscher in the United States, the top toy dog breed on the circuit, and 2013 Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

The handler for affenpinscher Joey — also known as GCH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari — is Ernesto Lara, and the dog’s owners are Zoila Truesdale and Mieki Cooymans.

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Affenpinscher Joey Photos

Enjoy these photos that we found in our archive and online:

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Photo by Kristy May for Pets Adviser

Joey affenpinscher GCh Banana Joe V Tani Kazari

This advertisement appeared in a dog show magazine. Joey is the winningest affenpinscher of all time.

Photo of Joey from National Dog Show 2011, via Purina Pro Plan

Affenpinscher Joey and handler Ernesto Lara

Affenpinscher Joey and handler Ernesto Lara. Source: Detroit Kennel Club

Joey, Best in Show affenpinscher

Joey, Best in Show affenpinscher and No. 1 Toy Dog in the United States. Joey is just 5 years old. Photo via Purina Pro Plan Facebook page

Affenpinscher Joey (GCH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari) with handler Ernesto Lara, October 2012. Source: The Canine Chronicle

National Dog Show Best in Show 2012? Banana Joe affenpinscher

Joey Affenpinscher - Best in Show 2012

Joey Affenpinscher – Best in Show 2012. Source: Tani Kazari Affenpinscher Kennel

GCh Banana Joe V Tani Kazari

Affenpinscher Joe. Source: Tani Kazari Affenpinscher Kennel

Photo of affenpinscher Joey from National Dog Show 2011, via Purina Pro Plan

Excerpt: The affenpinscher’s roots trace back to Munich, Germany and France. The dog, nicknamed “little devil with a mustache” in France, was bred down in size and used to control rat problems in homes, mills and on farms in the 17th century. The breed is one of the oldest in the toy group and was used to create the Brussels griffon and miniature schnauzer. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1936.

Although previously used to keep mice away, affenpinschers are companion animals, competitive show dogs and watchdogs.

» For more about affenpinschers, check out our breed profile.

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