The handling fee includes preparation of the dog to be shown. The ring side pickup handling fee does not include our preparation, and will not be billed. This means the dog shall arrive ready to be exhibited, and all transactions take place before the show weekend ends.
Expenses per trip will be divided among the dogs being shown. Ring side pickups are included by the higher rate.
Fee Schedule for Handling and Lodging
All Breed Show Handling Fee – Class Rate $ 75.00 Benched Show Handling Fee – Class Rate $ 130.00 Ringside Pickup Fee - $ 85.00
Best in Show-All breed or National Specialty $350.00
Best in Specialty $300.00
Group 1 $100.00
Group 2 $85.00
Group 3 $70.00
Group 4 $55.00
Airport Pickup or Delivery:
Atlanta $100.00 plus $0.65 per mile
Charlotte $150.00 plus $0.65 per mile
Breeding Fees: (3 breedings minimum) $100.00
National Specialties, Westminster, & fly in show fees upon request.
Does your dog need ring training??? Ring ready in 30 days or less $350.
Please read the following information carefully.
The handler will exercise due care and precautions, but will not be held responsible for escape, self-inflicted damage, theft, injury inflicted by other animals, illness, loss or any other unavoidable occurrences.
All charges with respect to entries, shipping fees, veterinary work, medications or special diets are the owner's responsibility. All dogs are expected to be current on vacinations.
Conflicts: Dogs being shown for long-standing clients have seniority over recently acquired client dogs, part-time clients, or ringside pick-ups. Client dogs traveling with the handler have preeminence over ringside dogs. Top priority is given to Champions that are being "Specialed". Ring schedule conflicts are inevitable and cannot always be avoided. If the handler encounters a conflict between client dogs, a good faith effort will be made to have one dog started or shown by another experienced and responsible handler. The decision whether to show or pass-off a conflict dog is made exclusively by the handler. All normal handling fees will apply. If the client dog is not shown that day, only the mileage fee will be due if the dog has traveled with the handler. The “First Call” option provides that in the event of a conflict where the owner wishes for only the handler to exhibit the dog(s) (i.e. not place the dog with another experienced handler) a "first call" fee of $25 will apply. The first call charge is the normal handling fee plus the “first call” fee.
Photographs: A professional photograph will be taken of all major wins, exceptional breed wins, Group or Best in Show wins unless the owner specifies otherwise. The handler will receive at least one photo of these wins at no charge. The owner is responsible for the cost of all photographs, and will be billed by the photographer directly.
Emergency Veterinarian Care: If the client dog requires emergency veterinarian care and permission for medical care is required, the handler or his agent will attempt to seek such from the owners. If we are unable to contact owner, the handler/agent will authorize emergency medical care as recommended by the attending veterinarian. The owner is responsible for all costs of care provided. including parainfluenza and rabies. A certificate is required for all US shows.
All cash awards are retained by the handler.
All fees must be paid in full before the dog is released to the owner.
A 10% interest rate will be added to bills not paid after 30 days of the statement date.
A $35.00 charge will be assessed for all NSF cheques and the client will be put on cash-only basis.