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Goals and Objectives of the PHA

  • Represent members in matters involving the American Kennel Club; other fellow PHA members, and at dog show events throughout the United States.

  • Maintain a central office staffed to respond to member requests for assistance and serve as a resource for information.

  • Publish an informative newsletter containing Board of Directors meeting recaps, current Association news topics, and other articles of interest the membership.

  • Distribute an Association membership roster to the dog fancy and other informative brochures.

  • Advance on-going education of members on the sport of showing dogs by sponsoring open forums, functions, seminars, lectures and demonstrations.

  • Host Association (Zone) meetings allowing members the opportunity to meet their colleagues and dialogue over common problems and issues pertaining to the sport of showing dogs.

  • Promote the improvement of and camaraderie associated with the sport of showing dogs through offers of support to show-giving clubs, for example, grooming space and parking planning and organization; judging of dog matches; and guest lecturing.

  • Offer to qualified handlers membership in an association of professionals having over sixty-years of experience in serving the dog fancy and promoting the sport of showing dogs.


For more information, contact:

Professional Handlers' Association, Incorporated
17017 Norbrook Drive
Olney, Maryland 80832
(301) 774-2400

kathy@phadoghandlers.com