Allison Alexander has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs nearly her entire life. In 1987 she became a Professional Dog Handler and throughout her career won more than any other woman in Canada - more than 750 ‘Best in Show’ awards!
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. Allison has groomed and handled many top-winning Poodles, to 'Top Dog All Breeds' status and high honours at prestigious events around the world. Today, Allison is internationally recognized as one of the world's most talented and experienced Poodle handlers and groomers as well as an award-winning educator in this subject. Allison has presented seminars on Poodle grooming and handling all over the world, and created Global Poodle Summit to provide a world-class educational conference for its first ever event in Belgium in 2023.
Allison has handled and groomed all breeds of dogs at some of the most prestigious competitions, worldwide. Allison has also had much success as a mentor to thousands of dog groomers and handlers. In 2017, Allison founded the world’s first complete online school for dog handling, grooming and training - ‘Leading Edge Dog Show Academy’ which has thousands of successful students from around the world.