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About the Livingston Team of Clint & Karen Livingston

Clint Livingston

Clint Livingston Best In Show Handler

Clint Livingston has been involved in dogs all his life and dog shows since the age of 7. He began in obedience, putting a CD on a Rough Collie when he was only 8 years old. His parents bred and raised both German Shepherds and Collies, and owned the #1 Rough Collie in the country in 1979/1980. They also taught obedience classes for over 30 years, which Clint attended and trained in as early as the age of 5. His parents had a UD titled Collie, Danny, that Clint took through all the courses. They were best friends, and Danny served as a pillow whenever Clint decided to take a nap.

Clint started in Junior Showmanship at the age of 12, and was the #1 Junior in the United States in 1987. That win allowed Clint to represent the United States at Crufts for the International Junior Handler of the Year Competition in 1988. Clint became the first American to win that competiton.

During Clint's junior years, he assisted other professionals. For over 5 years he worked for them learning how to properly care for, maintenance and showing dogs. He did this on the weekends during the school year, and fulltime during his summer vacations. He worked with many breeds from all 7 groups. The education he received was invaluable.

Clint began handling professionally in January of 1989 while attending St. Mary's University. While traveling and on the road, Clint earned a B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry.

In 1992, Clint was awarded the Kennel Review/Tournament of Champions award for the Best New Handler, the last year such awards were offered until Dogs In Review began awarding them again.

Throughout the years Clint has handled many of the nation's top winning dogs, as well as servingas a Junior Handler Judge.

Karen Livingston

Professional Dog HAndler Karen Livingston

Karen Livingston has been involved in dogs since she was a small child. Her mother is a notable Shetland Shepdog breeder. Karen started her professional career as a teen while working as an assitant for professional handlers. Her first Best In Show was with a Brittany.

Throughout the years, Karen has handled many of the nation's top winning dogs.

In addition to her accomplishments in the ring Karen and Clint are now bringing along the next generation of Livingston Dogs, Landon & Demery.

Future handlers:
Landon & Demery Livingston

Landon earning a Sporting Group 4!

Demery showing her stuff!
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