Riverview handling is based in Charleston, WV but Leslie and Chris Racine spend most weekends traveling. This married couple started their handling business in 2008. Leslie has a long career in the dog world, beginning with Junior Showmanship. Chris is a fast learner and is already doing well with multiple breeds. Both handlers are skilled in many breeds, ranging from Papillions to Golden Retrievers. Their website has the story of how their business is developing.
Recently Leslie and Chris were able to take 2 border collies to the 2013 Westminster kennel Club dog show in New York City. Both dogs were bred by Donna Mallory and Meg Massaro. Henry (Bronze GCH Trucolorz Blue Hen of Wimzical CGC) is owned by Debbie Martin Belcher and Alex Belcher of Charleston WV. Henry was the only non- black and white border collie to to qualify for Westminster at the AKC Eukanuba show. Izzy (Bronze GCH Wimzical Wild Wonderful Trucolorz CGC) is owned by Donna and Steve Mallory and Meg Massaro of Charleston, WV. Izzy was invited to Westminster due to finishing her GCH during the 2011-2012 year. She will be invited again next year for finishing her Bronze GCH. Izzy was awarded select bitch (2nd best bitch) at WKC. This is a historical win because it is the first year that WKC has awarded the "select" category at their show.
For information on dog shows check the American Kennel Club website
Riverview Handling is accepting new clients at this time. Dogs under their care can be housed at the family owned kennel. Leslie can provide proper grooming and conditioning for the dogs. For up to date news follow their blog at
West Virginia canines can make a good showing in the dog fancy and dog sport world with just a short drive in any direction to many major shows and events. For more information on how to get started contact Magic Valley Kennel Club or Kanawha Obedience Training Club, both based in Charleston, WV.