Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Katy, Tx
Dogs Name: Koa, Siri, Hottie & Chloe (shep x)
Titles: Koa-STAR Puppy, RN, CAA, CGC, Chloe-CA,CGC, Siri-AKC Grand Champion, CAX, DockDogs BAJJ, CGC
Dogs Age: 3 years, 2 years, 6months, 4 years
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I would love to owner handle some day. For now, I have a handler. And the largest part of that reason is because I was so new I didn't know what to do.
While I do agree, at times, that it is largely political...what I've noticed a lot is that there are instances in which a handler simply does a better job of presenting a dog to a judge. They've got that skill due to years of practice.
It's not something that an owner handler can't develop...they just haven't always had that level of experience when they step in the ring.
RIP Kai 3/19/2001 - 11/8/2011
Koa RN, CAX, CGC
Siri AKC GCH, CAX, CGC DockDogs BAJJ-Nationally Ranked
Chloe CA, CGC
Hottie AKC Pointed-singled out
Aero - AKC CH, AKC Dock Junior