Professional Dog Handling

In past years, we had the honor of handling a number of beautiful & historic Collies. The friendships we developed through these special dogs are just as precious as the wins we were able to achieve. Special thanks to clients Mike Cheatham (Southland Collies) and Carl Williford (Twin City Collies), assistant Jennifer Duhon, and mentors Guy & Thelma Mauldin (Kismet Shelties) and Tom & Nioma Coen (Macdega Shelties) who played a large part in making these dreams a reality, and placing these dogs into breed history.

We ceased professional handling in 2008 when we applied for our AKC judges licenses and now enjoy adjudicating in the Collie and Shetland Sheepdog specialty rings across the USA and abroad.

We share our National Specialty winners below:

Ch. Southland’s Bowen Island, ROM – 2002 CCA Best of Breed

BISS Ch. Southland’s Confederate Gray ex BISS Ch. Southland’s Glorious Rebelle

“The Bowen Story”Bowen was a one-in-a-million Collie – the kind every breeder dreams they will someday…   Continue

Multi-BIS/BISS Ch. Twin City Secret Ambition, ROM – 2003 CCA Award of Merit

Ch. Long Acres Bronze Icon ex Ch. Twin City Sacred Emotion

Multiple All-Breed & Specialty Best In Show Winner 2003 CCA Award of Merit 2004 Top Ten…   Continue

Ch. Bolero’s Tough Luck – 2007 CCA RWD/2008 CCA Award of Merit

Ch. Bronmaur's Primary Player x Ch. Bolero's Life is Rough

We first saw Griffon in the puppy class at the 2007 Collie Club of Southern Wisconsin specialty…   Continue

Multi-BISS Ch. Twin City Wyndlair Anthem – 2005 CCA WB/BW – 3X CCA Award of Merit

Ch. Southland's Bowen Island, ROM ex Ch. Twin City In Living Color

2005 CCA Winners Bitch/Best of Winners 2009 CCA Award of Merit 2012 CCA Award of Merit…   Continue

Ch. Barksdale Beauregard of Belleville – 2004 CCA Winners Dog/Best Am. Bred

Ch. Twin City Secret Ambition, ROM/ROMP ex Ch. Barksdale Shenstone Sympatico

2004 CCA Winners Dog/Best American Bred Bred by Nancy McDonald (Barksdale Collies), Beau went to live with…   Continue

Ch. Southland’s Confederate Sky – 2003 CCA Winners Bitch

Ch. Southland's Rebel of Glory ex Ch. Southland's Confederate Clouds

2003 CCA Winner Bitch Dam & Granddam of Historic Collies Skylar was an important Collie that…   Continue

Ch. Vennessee’s Summer Wind – 2003 CCA Reserve Winners Dog

Vennessee Truth Be Told ex Vennessee Pretty Woman

2003 CCA Reserve Winners Dog Most National wins are the result of months of planning, training,…   Continue

Ch. Classique Wyndlair Alliance – 2009 CCA Reserve Winners Dog

Ch. Classique Dare Devil ex Ch. Classique Call Me Irresistible

2009 CCA Reserve Winners Dog Alex is tightly-bred on the Classique family, dominant for their elegance…   Continue

Ch. Classique The Cutting Edge – 2001 CCA Award of Merit

Ch. Gambit's A Hurricane Brew'n, ROM x Ch. Classique Legacy Lives On

Ch. Executive’s Windrider of Oxford – 1998 CCA Award of Merit

Ch. Executive's Ride The High Wind ex Ch. Executive's Be My Valentine

1998 CCA Award of Merit This was a memorable win for an aspiring young handler. Assisting…   Continue

Ch. Mystic The Meadows Classique – 1997 CCA Winners Dog

Ch. The Meadow's Notorious X Ch. Classique Incorrigible

Ch. Brownlee Carosel – 1997 ASSA Award of Merit

Ch. Brownlee Hi Caliber, ROM ex Ch. Brownlee Sommersby

1997 ASSA Award of Merit A year following completion of an apprenticeship with Guy & Thelma…   Continue