Paolo Tartaro

He was born and lives in Rome.
Breeder member of the E.N.C.I (Italian Kennel Club), at present he breeds Chihuahuas and Russkiy Toys with the "Di Rio Galeria" kennel name.
Land surveyor, specialized in the livestock branch, his "canine" journey starts in 1988 breeding Yorkshire Terriers; in the following years he expands his breeding experience with one of our Italian breeds: the Maltese. He has been breeding Chihuahuas since 1995.
He has bred World Champions, European Champions, International Champions and dogs bred by him have titled in many European and overseas countries.
He is a member of the C.C.C. (Club Cani Compagnia, the E.N.C.I. approved club for group IX which includes breeds from both Toy and Utility/Non Sporting groups) since 2008 as well as being a member of the Breeding Technical Committee. At present he holds the position of Vice President of the Italian Yorkshire Terrier Society ( SIAYT) and he is, also, a member of the E.N.C.I.'s Breeding Committee.
Already a member of the E.N.C.I.'s Italian Breeds Committee, he is, also, a founding member of the Kennel Club Colosseo (Roman canine association in charge of the international dog show in Rome).
He is the author of books about the chihuahua breed, as well as author of technical articles about Chihuahuas, Russian Toys and Griffons written for their breed clubs, for the Italian Kennel Club and for specialized breed magazines. Recently he finished the training process to become an E.N.C.I. judge approved to judge Chihuahuas and he is now working on being approved to judge other breeds.