Canine Chronicle Article About Marlex
The human family: Armando, Lisa (daughter), Alex (son) & Xio (wife).
Marlex Min Pins founded in 1986 in Florida. Home to multiple Best In Show and multiple National Specialty Winners as well as Top Ranked Min Pins & Hall of Fame Producers.
First exposure to min pins was via Dr. Boshell’s
book (Your Miniature Pinscher).
Acquired first min pin as a pet but
proceeded to take a conformation class with my pet “Taffy”, entered a
match where she went Best of Breed and Group II, and got the show bug!
That pet was shown to 7 points, but I promptly learned she was not of
high quality, so she became a beloved pet, while I pursued the
acquisition of our first show dog.
Long story short, this is where Ann
Dutton of Sanbrook kennel came into the picture, becoming my mentor, and
where I acquired my first show dog in 1986, Ch Sanbrook Silk Electric,
who went on to become a top winning and top producing min pin. The rest
is history…so we’ve been immersed in the wonderful world of min pins and
showing ever since.
Kennel name of Marlex is a combination of my name (ARmando),
my wife’s & daughter’s (xioMARa and lisa MARa), and my son’s (aLEX).
Foundation dog: Ch Sanbrook Silk Electric (BISS,
Hall of Fame Sire of 74 Chs).
Foundation bitches: Ch Sanbrook Swept Away (HOF
Dam of 8 Chs) and first homebred Ch Marlex Electra Madness (HOF Dam of
Mentor: Ann Dutton (Sanbrook)
MPCA Member since 1987, and MPCSF member since
inception in 1989.
Share friendships with many Min Pin breeder/exhibitors throughout the country & abroad, and particular kinship and warm friendship with the Florida contingency of min pin friends: Luis & Linda Colarte (Lulin), Marcia Tucker (Sunsprite), Pam Ruggie (Pevenseys), Rex & Lonnie Phillips (Dazl Reh), Sue & Dick Harig (Bits & Bytes), Vera Halpin Bistrim (Halrok).
2013 AKC Toy Breeder Of The Year.
MPCA Gaines Award (Good Sportsmanship).
MPCA Dog World Award (Contribution to Dogs).
Best Owner-Handler, Dogs In Review 2011 Winkie Award.
Judged 1st MPCA Futurity in 1995.
to see winners).
Judged MPCA Top 20 Event.
Retired the MPCA John McNamara Challenge Trophy
(winning National Specialty 3 times)
Retired the Empire NY Specialty Challenge Trophy
(winning specialty 3 times)
Our Min Pins have won the MPCA National Specialty 6 times.
Contributions to MPCA
Introduced the MPCA Futurity in partnership with
Shawn Brown, futurity chairman.
Introduced the MPCA Junior Sweepstakes.
Developed historical MPCA policy file (“bible”)
calendar of events.
Articles written for Pinscher Patter
Modified the Top 20 Event in partnership with Pam
Dziuk & Jane Heuer.
MPCA Membership Education Coordinator for a number
Hosted educational panels at MPCA Nationals.
MPCA Board of Directors & Vice President for a
number of years.
Min Pin Club of South Florida founding member &
Lisa Mara -
Jr Handling Days
Back when she was 7 to 11
Alex & Lisa
Our 2-Legged Kids All Grown Up
Marlex Min Pins At Play
Pups running, playing & getting into trouble!
In Memoriam Of Florida Min Pin Friends, Not Forgotten
Ann Dutton (Sanbrook), Lonnie Gordon (Burlon), Burt Gordon (Burlon), Charlie Blackwell (CharMax), Fred Bunn (Bunn's)
Thanks to our son Alex, for the design of the
home page template.