Showing beautiful dogs has not only been my passion. I have been involved with conformation ever since I saw my first dog show on TV when I was eight. I've been hooked ever since. My parents didn't show dogs so it's odd that I ever even started in the first place. I like to think of it as an accident on purpose. I started simply as most kids do, by showing in Junior Showmanship with the family pet, a Golden Retriever. I was lucky enough to be seen by a Professional Handler who saw my potential.
I worked for several years as an apprentice for Professional Handler who took me under their mentorship. In a few years traveling as an apprentice I qualified for Eukanuba 3 years in a row and Westminster 2 years. I was ranked as the top Rottweiler, Brittany, Golden Retriever, and Overall Junior Handler between 2004-2007. In that time I ranked my Brittany, Ripley as the #5 Brittany in the US and the #2 Brittany in Canada, while also winning the National Specialty. Many of my skills can be attributed to the people that I have worked and apprenticed under. I am most notably known for my soft handedness with dogs and pups. I have transformed the most timid dog into a confident and happy show dog. I have finished many AKC Champions in most of the groups but I specialize in Sporting, Working, and Terrier breeds. I have multiple group wins, BISS, and a BIS on dogs I have shown in the time I have been handling.
Sheaman Kennels is located in Western, Massachusetts in a very rural, scenic town called Ware. I offer boarding, grooming, and training at my Kennel Facility. I am the mother of two wonderful boys, Matthew (6) and John (3) and have been working towards a degree as a Veterinary Technician while not attending shows. I take much pride in adhering myself to the AKC Code of Ethics and always present a Professional appearance and display Sportsmanshiplike conduct. Each dog's health and welfare are my top priority at all times and each dog is shown to their fullest potential in the ring.