Believing that you should always do what you love, Allison Alexander became a professional handler in 1987 and has been presenting Canada's top dogs ever since.
With more than 550 All-Breed Best in Shows, she is proud to have been highly awarded at such prestigious shows as Crufts, the World Dog Show, Westminster Kennel Club, and the AKC Invitational.
In addition to her wins as an all-breed handler, Allison has spent more than 30 years perfecting the art of presenting one of the dog world's most difficult breeds to master: The Poodle. Today, she is internationally recognized as one of the world's most talented and experienced Poodle handlers.
Allison has proven that hard work, dedication, and passion can take you absolutely everywhere in this wonderful sport, which is why she is committed to supporting, promoting, and giving back to the dog community. Currently, she is President of the Canadian Professional Dog Handlers Association, Vice-President of the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation, and a regular contributor to dog magazines in several countries.
In 2017, Allison launched Leading Edge Dog Show Academy, the world's first online dog show training school. Her mission is to help mentor a new generation of dog show enthusiasts through innovative video-based grooming and handling lessons. She looks forward to working with enthusiastic students as they perfect their skills on the way to the winner's circle.