Welcome to Clas Family Professional Dog Services. We provide handling, grooming and training services. Our team consists of Joannie Clas, Paul Clas Sr., Paul Clas Jr. and Rebecca Clas. This is not just a business, it’s also a passion.
The Clas Family has been involved in the dog show world since Joannie starting handling her Pomeranian over thirty-five years ago.
Joannie began showing dogs in the early 70s. Through the 70s and 80s, she worked with handlers such as Bob and Susan Fisher, Lou Grello, and Frank Wolaniuk. She gained grooming and handling experience in many breeds including Poodles, Terriers, Giant Schnauzers and Portuguese Water Dogs. In the 80s, Joannie began taking on some clients and made her hobby into a part-time business. Paul Sr. has been very supportive of her and helps provide excellent care of our clients' dogs.
Paul Clas Jr. started showing dogs at age 5. His first breed was Poodles. In his early teens he began showing Poodles and Portuguese Water Dogs in Junior Showmanship. A few years after aging out of Juniors, Paul began taking on clients in both Poodles and Portuguese Water Dogs. In July of 2006, Paul became a member of the Professional Handlers Association.
Rebecca Clas also began showing dogs at an early age. She started in Juniors with Toy Poodles and Whippets. Rebecca later joined in to help with handling.
In the late nineties, Paul decided to turn the family hobby/part-time business into a full-time business.
Paul, Joannie and Rebecca Clas have branched out into many breeds. Paul and Joannie specialize in Working, Toy and Non-Sporting breeds. Rebecca specializes in Terrier breeds. The Clas Family also shows many breeds in the other groups, including Afghan Hounds, Collies, Australian Cattle Dogs, and Flat Coat Retrievers to name a few.
Other members of the Clas Family have also been involved in the sport of purebred dogs. Paul’s great aunt used to breed and show collies in the 1950’s. During the eighties and nineties Paul’s uncle bred and exhibited Papillions and Silky Terriers. He currently competes in Agility with Border Collies. Helena Clas, Paul and Rebecca’s aunt has Parsons Russell Terriers.