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First of all, what is a Conformation Handler? 

A Conformation or Show Handler is not a person who leads obedience classes. 
If you are looking for someone to do that, go to our section "Need an Obedience Trainer?".

  Some people like to show their dogs in the conformation ring. When showing for conformation, a dog competes against other dogs and is judged against a breed standard. Each breed has a standard that describes the ideal representative dog. The breed standard covers all aspects of the dog's appearance. 

A Show Handler is a professional who knows how to 'handle' your dog in the show ring. 
He/she will take your dog and present it in the best possible way in front of the judge. A Handler's duties vary but may include some or all of the following: bathing the dog, grooming and clipping, boarding, and/or handling. They also train their clients' dogs how to behave in the show ring. Many provide classes to those clients who wish to learn how to show their own dogs. 

Handlers may travel across the country to show specific dogs in various different cities and provinces. Some will take dogs to the United States to compete there. 

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Check with your local kennel clubs for dates and times of dog shows in your area.

 

 

 

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British Columbia



 
Canadian Professional Handlers Association

Pacific Kennel Club

Campbell River Dog Fanciers Society

 


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Cranbrook & District Kennel Club

Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers of B.C.

Nanaimo Kennel Club  

Vernon & District Kennel Club

 

Name 

Information

Deborah Bridgman
Just About Pets Wellness Centre Inc.
B 2030 Abbotsford Way
Abbotsford, BC   V2S 6X8
(604) 850-1787  
OR
G 913 Brunette
Coquitlam, BC
(604) 517-8424
Email

All breeds 


Stephanie Eckstein
1565 Parkwood Drive
Agassiz, BC  V0M 1A0
(604) 796-2444
Email:
tilea@shaw.ca

Australian Shepherd, German Pinscher, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Rottweiler, Shetland Sheepdog, Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky, Yorkshire Terrier


Cynthia Seeling
18867 8th Avenue
Surrey, BC   V4P 1M7
(604) 536-6607
Email:
cynthiaseeling@shaw.ca

Most breeds with the exception of some coated breeds
Involved with purebred dogs for 25 years, first as a breeder/owner handler and for the past 15 years as a professional handler with international experience



   

  

Alberta




Canadian Professional Handlers Association

Alberta Kennel Club

 


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   The Calgary Kennel and Obedience Club

The Edmonton Kennel Club

Northern Alberta Canine Association

Red Deer & District Kennel Club

 

 

Name 

Information

Colins, Inger and Zale 
Box 1535
Okotoks, AB  T1S 1B5
(403) 995-0789
Email:
valhallasun@norrbottenspets.net

World class dog showing Handler and Breeder of Norrbottenspets for 15 years


Ed Kopp and Debra North
Box 20092, Kensington RPO
Medicine Hat, AB   T1A 8M4
(403) 832-2570
Email:
edkopp@telus.net

All Breeds
Twenty-two years experience in conformation handling and conditioning
Certified animal behaviorist from conformation training to problem behaviours

 

   

 

  

Saskatchewan



Canadian Professional Handlers Association

Band City Kennel and Obedience Club

Hub City Kennel & Obedience Club

 


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Prince Albert Kennel & Obedience Club

The Regina Kennel and Obedience Club

Saskatoon Kennel & Obedience Club

Shamrock Kennel & Obedience Club

 

Name 

Information

Penny Lewis
22 Crystal Drive
Coppersands, SK  S4L 1B4
(306) 781-1066
Email:
bretica@accesscomm.ca

All Breeds



     

 

Manitoba




Canadian Professional Handlers Association

Assiniboine Kennel Club

Manitoba Canine Association




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Wheat City Kennel Club

Name 

Information

Patricia Tschanen
Crazy Jumpers Dog School
PO Box 2253
Gimli, MB  R0C 1B0
(204) 643-5625
Email: 
patricia@crazyjumpers.info

All Breeds



     

 

Ontario


Canadian Professional Handlers Association

Argus Kennel Club

Belleville and District Kennel Club

 


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 Caledon Kennel Association

Champlain Dog Club

The Georgina Kennel & Obedience Club

Grey Bruce Kennel & Obedience Club

Kawartha Kennel Club

K-W Kennel Club

Lakehead Kennel Club

London Canine Association

Nipissing Kennel Club

Ontario Breeders Association

Ontario County Kennel Club

Ottawa Kennel Club

Oxford County Kennel Club

Rare Breed Club of South Western Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie Kennel Club

St. Catharines & District Kennel and Obedience Club

Sudbury and District Kennel Club

 

Name 

Information

Kevin McCormick
Trackers Edge
Ontario
Email: 
trackersedge@hotmail.com
All types of dogs and handlers are welcome.
Trackers Edge sells both products and
services. 
The training section covers tracking 
lessons with or without a dog. We 
specialize in training those persons 
who are novice trackers or who just want
to see if tracking is for them. 
The training can be for fun, sport or 
lead to more advanced training. 
The training is meant to be 
non-intimidating and enjoyable.

Suzy Reaume
The Loose Leash
118 Rotherglen Road North
Ajax, ON  L1T 1T3
(905) 550-4071
Email:  suzy@thelooseleash.ca   
All breeds
Obedience training that works using
the Companion Concept program.
An assessment and psychology 
based training using pack theory.	


     

Quebec




Canadian Professional Handlers Association

Chateauguay Valley Kennel Club




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Name 

Information

Lise Hargrave
Blue Ribbon Canine Centre
2048 Chartier Avenue
Dorval, QC  H9P 1H2
(514) 420-0101
Email:
info@blueribboncanine.com

All Breeds



     

New Brunswick



Canadian Professional Handlers Association

New Brunswick Kennel Club




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Information

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Prince Edward Island



Canadian Professional Handlers Association




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Information

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Nova Scotia


Canadian Professional Handlers Association

Dartmouth Kennel Club

Halifax Kennel Club

 




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Information

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Newfoundland



Canadian Professional Handlers Association

Avalon Kennel Club




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Information

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Yukon Territory



Canadian Professional Handlers Association

Yukon Kennel Club




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Name 

Information

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Northwest Territories





Canadian Professional Handlers Association




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Information

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Nunavut




Canadian Professional Handlers Association




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Information

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