August 2023

CH Centara Sunset Serenade wins Best of Breed over 23 Standard Schnauzers, Earns her Grand Champion title and an Owner Handler Group 1.

November 2022

FCAT Title with a 9.4 second run

GCH Centara Nautical Navy J.A.G “Jager”

June 2019

GCH Centara Infinite Illusion Wins Best of Breed!

GCH Centara Infinite Illusion Wins Veteran Bitch Class!

April 2018

Ch Centara Jemma Jewel FDC CGCA CGCU TDN TDI earned her Novice Scent titleSo happy to announce Ch Centara Jemma Jewel FDC CGCA CGCU TDN TDI earned her Novice Scent title. Jemma qualified 4 out of 4 runs to earn the C-WAGS Scent Patrol Novice title.

Harrisburg Kennel Club Shows

Centara Magic Memory “Mia” received two 3 point majors toward her AKC ChampionshipJemma’s daughter Centara Magic Memory “Mia” received two 3 point majors toward her AKC Championship. We are so happy with this young gal.

September 9, 2017

Ch Centara Jemma Jewel earned several new titles this summer. Jemma is a true working dog with a very sound temperament. Watch for her future pups.


Titles Earned:

1. AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced
2. AKC Canine Good Citizen Urban
3. Therapy Dog International
4. AKC Farm Dog Certified

July 2016

Standard Schnauzer National Specialty Houston, Texas

Ilsa and Ivy win the Brace Class 3 consecutive days. So proud of these girls.


What is the Brace Class?

A Brace team at a dog show is to move as one unit…like synchronized swimming, two individuals mirror each other.

Below you will see Ivy and Ilsa moving as one dog. Look closely and you will see their two tails only. The legs on both dogs are synchronized.


June 2016

2016_juneJune 5, 2016
Ch Centara Infinite Illusion won back-to-back BEST OF BREEDS at the Shawnee Kennel Club show in Woodstock, VA.


In 6 shows she has accumulated 20 points toward her Grand Champion title.

April 2016


2016_apr2GCH Centara Illusive Ivy completed all the necessary wins to be awarded the American Kennel Club Grand Champion Title in April 2016 at Western PA Kennel Association dog show.

New Grand Champion!!!

apr-2016CH Centara Illusive Ivy was Best of Opposite Sex April 2 at Western PA Kennel Club to become a Grand Champion. Yeah Poison Ivy!!!

February 2016

New Hall of Fame Producer

feb-2016CH Argenta Zeck Zentara


Zeck now is the sire of 21 American Champions. He received the title Hall of Fame Producer from the Standard Schnauzer Club of America.

October 2015

oct-15-1Ch Centara Illusive Ivy wins Best of Opposite Sex at Howard County Show in Maryland.
oct-15October 2015 Morris and Essex Kennel Club Show. The theme is the 1930s and shows Linda and great friend Michelle of Quasar Standard Schnauzers.

September 2015



Pictured is Ch Centara JJ Patron RE, RA, BN, CGC, RATN, HI. JJ loves performance with his owner Lisa Davis. They are a great team. JJ is now working on tracking and obedience. He is a great dog.

June 2015

june-15Pictured is Ch Argenta Sigrid Svensk winning the Veterans class at the Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Specialty Show. Siri was one day shy of 12 years old.

April 2015

apr-15New champion: Ch Centara Jemma Jewel finished her championship at the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Club show winning her third major and Best of Winners.

June 2014

Centara JJ Patron just earned his 2nd leg for his RAT Novice in a Barn Hunt competition. One more leg to go and he will have his AKC title.

May 2014

Centara JJ Patron was WD for a 4 point major at Mattaponi Kennel Club show. He is on a roll and almost a champion.

April 2014

Centara JJ Patron was WD for a 4 point major at Western Reserve Kennel Club the day after the Greater Pittsburgh Standard Schnauzer Club Specialty.

March 2014

Centara JJ Patron was WD for a 4 point major at Delaware County Kennel Club. We are so proud of him.

October 2013

The KK litter was born October 3 and was a small litter of four pups. All pups have perspective new homes. A January breeding is being planned for the LL litter… stayed tuned!!

August 2013

Centara Jemma Jewel won her first point and Best Puppy at the Harrisburg Kennel Club Show August 9, 2013. She is on her way!

July 2013

Ch. Centara Illusive Ivy has accrued 4 Major wins and 13 points toward her Grand Championship title.

June 2013


Ch Argenta Zeck Zentara qualified for his AKC Herding Instinct Title under two different judges. Zeck loves herding sheep!!

May 2013

At the Schnauzapalooza in May at Purina Farms, the “Twisted Sisters” did quite well. They won Best Brace at the Prairieland Standard Schnauzer Club show and the Heartland Standard Schnauzer Club show. Pictured are Ch. Centara Illusive Ivy (Ivy) and Ch. Centara Infinite Illusion (Ilsa) with their photo op.


Pictured is Linda Shed and her dog Glori. Glori was the Agility Queen at the Schnauzapalooza. She qualifed in three Novice runs, earning her Novice Agility Jumpers Title. Glori went first place and had the fastest time in the Novice classes at the Standard Schnauzer Club of America show. Her owner says she has a Diva attitude! Glori is the daughter of Ch. Argenta Zeck Zentara picutured under “Current Dogs.”

April 2013

In April 2013, at three shows, Ch Centara Illusive Ivy received three majors and 10 points toward her Grand Champion Title. She is doing very well this spring.

November 2012

Two new additions to Centara

Both pups are show dogs


Left: Centara Jemma Jewel
Right: Centara JJ Patron

September 2012

PVSSC Specialty Weekend

Warrenton Kennel Club
– Winners Bitch: 4 point major: Centara Infinite Illusion “Ilsa”
– PVSSC Specialty: Winners Bitch, 5 point major and Best of Winners



Old Dominion Kennel Club Sept 29
– Winners Dog/Best of Winners 5 point major: Centara Island in the Sun “Sonny”
Owner/Handler: Gayle Stillwell



Best Veteran in Sweepstakes PVSSC Standard Schnauzer Club Specialty
Ch. Centara Valkyria (9.5 years old)
Owner: Marshall Wagner & Linda Dobbie (handler)
#1 Brood Bitch in PVSSC Standard Schnauzer Specialty
Ch. Argenta Sigred Svensk “Siri”


Pictured is Siri and her Offspring: Michelle Root and Siri, Gayle Stillwell and Sonny, Linda Dobbie and Ilsa


#1 Brace in Specialty PVSSC Standard Schnauzer Specialty


SSCA & PVSSC Stud Dog of the Year with five (5) new champion offspring
Ch. Argenta Zeck Zentara
SSCA & PVSSC Brood Bitch of the Year with three (3) new champion offspring
Ch. Argenta Sigrid Svensk

2011 Brought Four New Centara Champions

Ch. Centara Happy Hour “Ginny”
Owner: Linda Cole and Dennis Naughton
Ch. Centara Heart to Heart “Stella”
Owner: Tracy Dietrick
Ch. Centara Illusive Ivy “Ivy”
Owner: Linda Dobbie
Ch. Centara Beach Boy “Wilson”
Owner: Alfredo Carrasco &Linda Dobbie

August 2010

Two New Champions

Ch. Centara Freedom Fighter “Jett”
Owner: Jackie Galuska
Ch. Centara Fancy Fiesta “Fiesta”
Owner: MaryAnn Heffelfinger & Linda Dobbie

October 2010

Morris-Essex Kennel Club Show

On 7 October three good friends (Linda Dobbie, Georgia Sabean & Michelle Root) participated in the Morris & Essex Dog Show in New Jersey. The show is held on the Dodge Estate every five years. It was quite a dog show in the 1930’s and 40’s and was begun by Mrs Dodge who was an avid dog fancier. So today, in keeping with 30’s & 40’s era, everyone dresses up to reflect that era and hats are a must! It was great fun to see all the fabulous outfits and hats!! Ch. Centara Valkyria (pictured to the left) was awarded a Select ribbon toward her Grand Championship.


World Dog Show

Ch. Centara Double Dare (Deacon) and I traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to compete in the World Dog Show. Deacon placed in the top three every day and got three “Excellent” Critiques from the foreign judges. Pictured below are a few photos from our travel and showing.

Deacon critiqued
Deacon in the ring
Deacon gaiting
Swedish friends from Kennel Argenta
Deacon being shown outdoors in Stockholm