Wonderful photos indeed! I remember being disappointed with the results at WDS but I had to look up to see who had won.
My Grandparents had poodle from a WDS best in show line from way back, but they never found a dog good enough for her. I wish they had. we would still have her offspring as she was a wonderful poodle and the reason I love poodles so much. So WDS has a special place in my heart. I am believing this will be the year of the Spoo!
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This goes under the category of it's always harder than it looks, but I love how London's handler has him stacked nicely and isn't yanking on his head while running. I couldn't believe when I watching the National Dog Show in Philly (on t.v.) how many handlers yanked sideways on their dogs while running, making the gait look sloppy, or who didn't keep the dog stacked while in line with the judge approaching. But then, they were probably exhausted after winning Breed and Group, who knows. But still!
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I know! The great handlers do make it look way easier than it is don't they?
I love going to shows, but I don't know if I would love showing... By just going to shows I enjoy them, I might not if I were the one under all of the pressure.
I LOVE that picture!!! What a priceless moment in time!! I am hoping to see that gorgeous boy at WKC 2013 and maybe I will be lucky enough to capture a similar shot!!!
Angelsmommy and Indiana - the best handlers really do make it look WAY easier than it really is!! The action itself is not hard, but keeping it all look smooth and natural and like you are not pulling the dog is really an art!!
The biggest compliment that I have had while handling a dog was from someone that I didn't even know. I came out of the ring with the dog I showed and a woman stopped me and said, "The two of you made such a pretty picture, working as a team, it looked like you were both floating around the ring.'
I was so astounded! I am not a pro handler by any stretch of the imagination and only help people out when they ask me to - unless I am showing my own boy, then we are both all business!! LOL!!