Zara Boyle

Senior Affix Holder


Active as a handler in her junior years, Zara has had experience handling many breeds throughout the groups. Harry and Margaret added her to the affix in 1980.

The affix is a combination of both Zara’s christian names, Zara and her sons all carry the old family paternal surname of ‘Cresswell’ as their second names.

Zara remains the principal handler for the kennel and is responsible for all but six  challenge certificates awarded in the UK, Northern Ireland, Eire, and South Africa, covering four breeds in the hound group.

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Victor Lombardi

Dedicated to the Dachshund breed for over 25 years, her confidence has grown and increased and this can be seen today in the presentation of all the Zarcrest exhibits.

She has also served the Dachshund breed officiating in administrative roles for breed clubs.

Zara is also recognized as an international Championship Show Judge, and has awarded 39 sets of CC’s or GS’s in six countries.

American Cocker’s first appeared at Zarcrest in 1999 and reappeared in 2013.

If you would like to see more of Zara’s design works or are interested in having your own website, you can visit Zara Boyle

  • 1981-1991: Hair Colorist and Cutter
  • 1991-1993: Photography Processing
  • 2004-present: Advertising and Graphics for Our Dogs Newspaper




Phone numbers:

+ 44 (0) 1691 831920 / + 44 (0) 7415 344704