The Subtleties of Breed-Specific Handling 2.0

This webinar will discuss how to show your dog in a breed-specific manner. This course includes access to the live webinar, curated Q&A, webinar slides and the recording. Request for your breed to be featured in detail!

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WEBINAR DATE: Wednesday, March 30th @ 4PM PDT (2 hour webinar)

Click here for a list of all breeds included in this webinar!

Do you understand the subtleties of showing your dog in a breed-specific manner? Do you know if your dog should be shown in a straight profile, or on a ¾ angle? Should their collar be at the top of their neck, or taken off? Where should the tail be held? How should the head be presented to the judge? Every breed has unique characteristics, and specific handling methods to match. Even similar breeds, such as the Saluki and the Afghan Hound, or the English and American Cocker Spaniels (which were one breed not too long ago!) are shown in different ways.

We will explain breed specific handling for several breeds. However, this webinar will be unique in that it will be specifically tailored to your breed. Simply tell us your breed of dog before Sunday, March 27th @ midnight (PST) and we will include that breed in our presentation! This is also the deadline to submit your questions for our curated Q&A.

NOTE: To guarantee that your breed will be featured, please be sure to request it using the form provided in this course. Thanks!

As always, this webinar includes access to the live broadcast, the curated and live Q&A sessions, and unlimited access to the webinar recording and downloadable e-book. For the curated Q&A, we encourage you to submit any and all questions on ANY TOPIC. Just use the form provided in this course before the deadline. You can also ask any other questions in the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.


  • You will NOT receive a link to join the webinar by email. The link to join the webinar and all other information you need is included in this course.
  • The webinar recording and downloadable e-book will be uploaded within 48 hours of the live event.
  • The deadline for the Q&A and the breed-specific requests is Sunday, March 27th @ midnight PST.
  • The live webinar time is in Pacific Standard Time (PST/PDT). If you're not the Pacific time zone, remember to convert the time.
  • If you have any questions about the webinar logistics, please email [email protected]

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Your Instructor

Allison Alexander
Allison Alexander

I showed my first dog in Junior Handling when I was 7 years old, I went 5th out of 5 in a junior handling class, I cried, but despite that humble beginning I was instantly hooked!

Believing that you should always do what you love, I became a professional handler in 1987 and I have been presenting Canada's (and the world’s) top dogs ever since. With more than 550 All-Breed Best in Shows, I am proud to have been highly awarded at such prestigious shows as Crufts, the World Dog Show, Westminster Kennel Club and the AKC Invitational. As well I have had Top Dog All breeds in Canada 3 separate times, all three dogs are still record holder’s in their own right.

In addition to my wins as an all-breed handler, I have spent more than 30 years perfecting the art of presenting one of the dog world's most difficult breeds to master: The Poodle. Today, I am internationally recognized as one of the world's most talented and experienced Poodle handlers. I have presented seminars on grooming Poodles all over this planet. . I am also the Creative Educational Advisor and Specialist for Chris Christensen Systems.

I have proven that hard work, dedication and passion can take you absolutely everywhere in this wonderful sport, which is why I am committed to supporting, promoting and giving back to the dog community. Currently, I am President of the Canadian Professional Dog Handlers Association, Vice-President of the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation, I have been CKC Junior Handling representative for both Nova Scotia and South Western Ontario. I am a regular contributor to dog magazines in several countries. I have mentored several of the Top Professional Handlers in the USA and Canada as well as coached 3 Juniors to win the Canadian National one of whom went on to win Crufts World Junior Handling Competition.

In 2017, I launched Leading Edge Dog Show Academy, the world's first on-line dog show training school. My mission is to help mentor a new generation of dog show enthusiasts through innovative video-based grooming and handling lessons. LEDSA has won the award for Best On-line Education each year since it’s inception. I look forward to working with enthusiastic students as they perfect their skills on the way to the winner's circle.

Sit back, as I bring a lifetime of grooming and handling lessons to video, here at Leadingedge Dog Show Academy.

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