About Will

Will is often referred to as the “Wayne Gretzky of dog shows”, Will is proudly Canadian and arguably the most recognized professional handler in Canada. Here are some of Will’s accomplishments:

  • Past President Canadian Professional Handlers association.
  • Winner of the Garry Macdonald trophy for top handler an unprecedented four times.
  • Piloted four different dogs to number one all breed status
  • Winner of the Wenrick trophy for sportsmanship.
  • 25 years as a professional has shown 25 dogs to top ten all breed status.
  • Winner of over 600 best in shows.
  • Winner of 100 best in shows on one dog, the Iirish Setter “Mulldoon’s Dewit Great One”.
  • Winner of multiple national specialties in Canada and the US.
  • Takes great pride in the careers of past apprentices such as Adam, Jody,Jenny, Mar, Allie, Yvonne, Raymond to name a few.
  • Lives in Milton Ontario Canada, has two sons –  18 year old Jamie and 3 year old Liam

 

My family bred and showed Irish Setters  (my father still breeds them), and as a junior I bred English Cockers.  I made my ring début at the age of seven with one of our setters, and from then on I was very active (and successful) in Junior Showmanship, and the breed ring,  with a variety of breeds.
I always wanted to be a handler, but before embarking on a handling career I worked for Garry MacDonald here in Canada, and for Bobby Stebbins in the States – gaining experience, honing my skills, and perfecting my craft…

 

I started handling professionally in 1986 (I lived in the back of my van), and in 1987 took the Irish Setter Ch. McCammon Impresario to Top Dog All Breeds (also setting a record as the youngest handler to have a Top Dog All Breeds).I’m one of  only five handlers who has  had more than one Top Dog All Breeds, and I’ve had a dog in the Top Ten All Breeds since 1991. Another BIS with Beef
Look at the Top Ten Stars page for a gallery of these great dogs and their accomplishments, and check the Yesterday’s Stars  page for a few of my other winners.Several highlights of my career so far include:

 

 

        Another BIS for Adèle

The incomparable record of Adèle

Ch. Artizoé Colour of My Love

  • Group 2nd at Westminster in 1999
  • All Time Top Winning Canadian English Setter
  • The top winning Blue English Setter of all time
  • 59 Canadian Best in Shows
  • 200+ Group 1sts
  • Award of Merit 1996, 97, 98, 99 at the English Setter American Nationals

 

 

        The accomplishments of two great Beagles

Ch. Lenergie Clancy Lower the  Boom

Buddy 
won the Beagle American National in 1992
The first Canadian Bred Beagle ever to win the American National !

William and Buddy

 

 

           William and Kevin

Ch. Fircone Country Cousin

Kevin
won the Beagle American National and was Canada’s No. 1 Hound in 1994

 

 

And, of course, the records set by the Great One ~ Piper..

Ch.  Muldoon Dewitts Great One

  • 100 All Breed Best in Show

  • 195 Sporting Group First

  • 5 Specialty Best in Show in Canada

  • 2 Specialty Best in Show in the U.S.

  • All Time Top Winning Irish Setter in Canada

  • Best of Breed at Westminster

 

One of many BIS for Piper and Will
And if you’re interested in statistics, I’ve won  600+  Best in Shows but I’m afraid I’ve lost count of the number of  Groups I’ve won or the number of dogs I’ve finished…



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About Will

Will is often referred to as the “Wayne Gretzky of dog shows”, Will is proudly Canadian and arguably the most recognized professional handler in Canada. Here are some of Will’s accomplishments:

  • Past President Canadian Professional Handlers association.
  • Winner of the Garry Macdonald trophy for top handler an unprecedented four times.
  • Piloted four different dogs to number one all breed status
  • Winner of the Wenrick trophy for sportsmanship.
  • 25 years as a professional has shown 25 dogs to top ten all breed status.
  • Winner of over 600 best in shows.
  • Winner of 100 best in shows on one dog, the Iirish Setter “Mulldoon’s Dewit Great One”.
  • Winner of multiple national specialties in Canada and the US.
  • Takes great pride in the careers of past apprentices such as Adam, Jody,Jenny, Mar, Allie, Yvonne, Raymond to name a few.
  • Lives in Milton Ontario Canada, has two sons –  18 year old Jamie and 3 year old Liam

 

My family bred and showed Irish Setters  (my father still breeds them), and as a junior I bred English Cockers.  I made my ring début at the age of seven with one of our setters, and from then on I was very active (and successful) in Junior Showmanship, and the breed ring,  with a variety of breeds.
I always wanted to be a handler, but before embarking on a handling career I worked for Garry MacDonald here in Canada, and for Bobby Stebbins in the States – gaining experience, honing my skills, and perfecting my craft…

 

I started handling professionally in 1986 (I lived in the back of my van), and in 1987 took the Irish Setter Ch. McCammon Impresario to Top Dog All Breeds (also setting a record as the youngest handler to have a Top Dog All Breeds).I’m one of  only five handlers who has  had more than one Top Dog All Breeds, and I’ve had a dog in the Top Ten All Breeds since 1991. Another BIS with Beef
Look at the Top Ten Stars page for a gallery of these great dogs and their accomplishments, and check the Yesterday’s Stars  page for a few of my other winners.Several highlights of my career so far include:

 

 

        Another BIS for Adèle

The incomparable record of Adèle

Ch. Artizoé Colour of My Love

  • Group 2nd at Westminster in 1999
  • All Time Top Winning Canadian English Setter
  • The top winning Blue English Setter of all time
  • 59 Canadian Best in Shows
  • 200+ Group 1sts
  • Award of Merit 1996, 97, 98, 99 at the English Setter American Nationals

 

 

        The accomplishments of two great Beagles

Ch. Lenergie Clancy Lower the  Boom

Buddy 
won the Beagle American National in 1992
The first Canadian Bred Beagle ever to win the American National !

William and Buddy

 

 

           William and Kevin

Ch. Fircone Country Cousin

Kevin
won the Beagle American National and was Canada’s No. 1 Hound in 1994

 

 

And, of course, the records set by the Great One ~ Piper..

Ch.  Muldoon Dewitts Great One

  • 100 All Breed Best in Show

  • 195 Sporting Group First

  • 5 Specialty Best in Show in Canada

  • 2 Specialty Best in Show in the U.S.

  • All Time Top Winning Irish Setter in Canada

  • Best of Breed at Westminster

 

One of many BIS for Piper and Will
And if you’re interested in statistics, I’ve won  600+  Best in Shows but I’m afraid I’ve lost count of the number of  Groups I’ve won or the number of dogs I’ve finished…



Wll feeds and recommends:

Handling Services

We like dogs, and  we enjoy working and living with them, so dogs are not just our business – they’re an important part of our life.

We give the dogs in our care the sort of treatment we would want our own dogs to receive.

We understand that dogs, like people, are individuals and have individual needs – we cater to those needs. Whether it’s a special diet, or coat conditioning, or an exercise program, or a medical condition requiring special care we make the “program to fit the dog”.

We spend time with each dog individually because we know how important it is that a special rapport should exist between a show dog and the handler.

We think that “play time” is as important for the dogs as it is for people, and the dogs need time to just “hang out and be dogs”.  Dogs in our care get a chance to run and play in a large fenced yard, spend time as “house dogs” and get taken for walks when the weather is nice.

We are totally committed to excellence – not only in our presentation in the show ring, but in all aspects of the care and conditioning of every dog entrusted to us.

It is our belief that for these dogs only the best is good enough…

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