Dog Handler's Directory - Dog Handler's Directory
Distinguished Handlers, and how to contact them
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Amanda Barron (Missouri) Michelle Wolcott (PA) Marty Glover (Pacific Norhtwest) Lara Spears (Georgia) Maria Kane (South Carolina) Cathy Pullian (Missouri) Sue Cassel (Louisiana) Bekki Pina (New England)
Handlers: See listing rates at the bottom of the page.
Pacific Northwest
Marty Glover - All-Breed Handler,experience with Sporting, Herding, Hound and specializing in Working. Specifically Saint Bernards. No terriers. Located in Monroe, OR. Travel all west coast and more. Show experience in England and Ireland as well. Multiple group wins, placements and Best in Show. Phone: 408-427-1191 E-mail: WebSite:
Lynn Knapp - Specializes in Toy & Hound breeds. Also handles selected dogs from the other groups. Rate Sheet & References available on request. "In my short proffesional handling career, I have been competitive in the breed & groups with multiple group placements and wins. I have put dogs in the top 20, with some in the top 10 & top 5 breed & all breed." - Phone: 509-647-2212 - Eastern WA state. E-mail: WebSite:
Georgia Hymmen & Jack Henderson - Over 30 years experience with giant breeds. Specializing in Danes, Mastiffs and Ridgebacks. Rate sheet, references, polices and contract upon request. E-mail: WebSite: - Phone: (888)219-7846. Ferndale, WA
Penny King - All-Breed Handler with over 30 years of handling quality dogs in most groups to top wins, specializing in Herding breeds. Takes adults and puppies for training, conditioning and socializing for the show ring. Located near Vancouver, WA. Ship to either PDX (Portland, OR) or SEA (Seattle, WA). E-mail: WebSite: Phone: (Home) 775-908-8978 / (Cell) 360-600-1849 / (Fax) 775-854-8274.
Amanda Barron - Blueprint K9. Professional handling, presentation, training,and conditioning for the ring and field. Specializing in all aspects of Dachshunds. Specialties including DCA and NMDC, and All Breed Shows in almost any state. References, contract, and rates on request. Phone: (417) 948-2028 / (417) 260-2166 Website: Springfield, Missouri
Linda Kepner - Snovali Presentation. Based near Grand Rapids, MI, handles most toy to medium sized breeds (sorry, no hand-strip/terrier coats at this time). Linda only handles 2 to 3 dogs at any one time so your dog gets personalized attention and training. Reasonable rates, shows nearly every weekend throughout the Midwest. Over 30 years experience showing dogs, and over 10 handling professionally. Contact for rates and availability. 616-510-6880 (talk/text),
Allyson Lee Borkgren - Professional handling, grooming, training, and care of show dogs. Specializing in Terriers and Sporting dogs, with services available for most breeds. Based in Illinois, attending shows around the Midwest. Email: / Phone: 309-507-2034 / Website:
Kayleen Klier & Damon Lumpkins - Showing primarily in the Sporting Group but have experience in Hound and Working groups and will consider all breeds. Both are B/O/H in Weims & German Shorthaired Pointers. Please visit website: or email: For more info: Cell: 937-475-6696. Central Ohio
Lori Sargent - AKC Registered Professional Handler - over 30 years experience. Phone: 517-667-0007 - Charlotte, MI. Lori is proficient in most breeds, but specializes in Sporting and Hound breeds. With her husband, she also trains and handles pointing dogs for field events and for hunting. E-mail: Website:
East Coast
Michelle Wolcott All breed AKC handler - specializing in sporting breeds, also great experience with hound and working breeds (No poodles or Bichons).
Based in the Pocono Mountains of PA, I travel up and down the east coast. I travel in a 2015 motorhome so the dogs are always with me and in climate control. All dogs get hand walked every day. Very reasonable rates. Contact me for more information, my schedule, rates and references. Email: Cell : 5706562218 Facebook: Michelle Smith Wolcott
Brittany Cipriotti - Specializing in the Working Group.
Personal attention with limited spaces for your best friend. Rates and references available.
For more information contact me at or 703-507-1494
Bekki Pina - Bekki shows All breeds but specialize in Hounds. Living in Bowie, MD. Available for MD, VA, WV DE and lower PA. Able to keep dogs and training. Also a junior showmanship mentor. Phone number: 813-210-5133. Website:
Kerry Boyd - Specializing in Working Breeds (French Bulldogs and Doberman), but does handle most breeds. AKC Reg Handler #0272, PHA #319, MBF/Onofrio AGENT #1790, Rau Agent #2533. Located in MA. Visit my web site or e-mail me at:
Joyce M. Coccia - Specializing in Sporting Breeds, but has shown dogs from most groups. Has been working in conformation, competitive obedience, and retriever field events for over 25 years, showing professionally for the past 16 yrs. MBF Handler ID# 6142 / Rau ID # 1047 Located in Norwood, MA. Phone (781)956-9815 E-Mail: or
Kent D MacFarlane - All-breed handler specializing in Working and Hound breeds. Over 17 years experience. Email: Website: Phone 203-405-1500 Cell 203-249-0577 Bethlehem,CT
Jennifer Zappone - An all-breed handler specializing in Collies and other Herding breeds. Most experience is with Collies of both varieties and Bearded Collies. I offer personalized attention with limited number of client dogs. Showing mainly in NY,CT, MA, NJ. Currant Show schedule, contract and Rates avaliable upon request. Email: Website: Phone: 860-806-0214 Torrington,CT
Darlene Bergan - Has 8 years experience as a professional handler, focuses on the Working, Sporting and Hound groups. She also has experience with some Toy & Non-Sporting breeds. Please contact her for rate sheet & references. E-mail: Phone: 757-646-9582 / Cell: 757-479-1740 - Virginia Beach, VA
Michael Reed Over 35 years experience in All-breed Handling, specializes in German Shepherds, extensive experience with the following groups: Herding, Hound, Working, Terrier, Sporting, Toys. Heavily coated Breeds Limited. Inquiries Welcome. E-mail: Phone: 609-466-3130 / Cell: 609-731-7449 - Hopewell, NJ
Deborah Yeager - Handles Herding, Hounds, Working, Toys. Her own breeds are Belgian Sheepdogs and Ridgebacks. Dog trainer & obedience instructor for twelve years. References, contract and rates available on request. E-mail: Website: Cell Phone: 631-942-9822.
JoAnn Freise (Handled by Jo) - JoAnn is an all breed professional handler with 25 years of dog show experience. She has exhibited dogs at the most prestigious shows in the world (Westminster, AKC Eukanuba, Crufts) along with numerous national specialties. Training, conditioning, grooming and boarding also available. Based in North Carolina. Rate sheet and additional information available at: Your dog will be lovingly presented and cared for.
828-288-7311 (Home) - 386-597-3508 (Cell) –
Andrea Elliott - Specializing in Working and Herding dogs but will consider all breeds. Individual attention according to your dog’s needs and constant contact with you for your peace of mind while your dog is in my care. Contact me today for rates, references, and to discuss your dog's show career. Located in Keystone Heights, Florida. I show throughout the Southeast and occasionally the Midwest. Phone: 904-705-8579 Website:
Lara Spears - Specializing in Sporting and Working dogs, will consider all breeds. Personalized attention. Limited number of client dogs. Call us today to discuss our reasonable rates, references, and your dog's show career. Located in Ball Ground, GA and show throughout the SouthEast (AL, North FL, GA, SC, NC, TN and KY) Phone: 770-735-4195 E-mail: Website:
Carol Clouse - Couture Handling. Specializing in dogs under 40 lbs, mostly Terriers, Toys, and Non-Sporting. I show only a few to give your dog the utmost attention and care. I pride myself on coat care and grooming. Currently showing a couple of top 10 dogs and can give many references. E-mail: Phone: 615-584-0563 - Nashville, TN area.
Krystyl "Krys" Leigh Lyons An all-breed handler, specializing in Hound, Toy, Working & Sporting groups. Most experience with the Sighthounds. Takes adults and puppies for training and socializing for the show ring, and trains Sighthounds for lure coursing and racing. Travels between Maryland and Florida, east to Mississippi. Sample Contract, Rate Sheet, Schedule and References upon request. E-mail: Phone: 803-789-3680 - Richburg, SC. Website:
Maria Kane - Specializes in Working, Non-Sporting and Hound. She also handles select breeds from the other groups: Sporting, Toy, Terriers and Herding. MBF Agent #1104/05. E-mail: Phone: 864-878-7934 / Cell: 864-430-0712 - Pickens, SC.
Cathy Pullian - Follows a complete show schedule in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic area. Successful at all levels of dog shows - from finishing your champion, to campaigning specials to qualify for Westminster and Eukanuba Invitational, group placements, Judge's Award of Merit/Best of Breed at national specialties. We accept most breeds, and specialize in Sporting breeds. E-mail: Phone: 706-245-8928 / Cell: 770-868-7159 located in Missouri. Website:
Alberta Evans - Has been showing for 16 years and specializes in Sight Hounds such as Ibizan Hound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Whippet and Borzoi as well as MISC Azawakhs, also Non Sporting Group breeds (with extensive experience on Bulldogs and French Bulldogs) but has experience in many other breeds. Successful at all levels of dog shows, finishing dogs in numerous breeds, campaigning Specials, achieving many Group placements and has earned multiple appearances at both Westminster and Eukanuba. Located in Texas and shows primarily in TX, OK, NM, KS, and CO. Limited openings to allow for more time with each dog. Ringside pickups always welcome. MBF/Onofrio Agent # 6450 Email: Cell: 806-683-9693
Sue Cassel - Over 30 years exprience - Specializes in Sporting, Hound, Herding & Toy (esp. TFT) breeds, but can handle all breeds. Personally takes care of all dogs traveling with her. Primary states are TX, AR, LA, GA, AL, MO, but travels to all states E-mail: Phone: 318-929-2414 / Cell: 318-564-9273 - Shreveport, LA.
Maxine H Petteway, Von Schaden Standard Schnauzers - Owner-Breeder-Handler - Maxine specializes in all three breeds of Schnauzers. She travels to TX-AR-LA-GA-AL-MO-MS-and the mid-west. E-mail: Phone: 713-252-1465 - Houston (Humble), Texas.
Tonia Holibaugh, Rhapsody Maltese - Phone: 512-249-8783 - Austin, Texas area. E-mail: Web Site:
Trudy Golden-Akins - Golden Touch ShowDogs & Handling - Owner-Breeder-Handler. Phone: 501-944-6975 - Jacksonville (Little Rock), Arkansas. E-mail: Web Site:
Crissy Froyd is a young experienced Handler from Spring, Texas.
She is looking for a few client dogs to show in Texas and surrounding states. Phone: (830)-500-2661 / E-mail: (preferred)
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JoAnn Freise (North Carolina) Alberta Evans (Texas) Brittany Cipriotti (East Coast) Lori Sargent (Michigan) "Krys" Lyons (South Carolina) Andrea Elliott (Florida) Trudy Golden-Akins (Arkansas)

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