This weekend is my boxers first show. She is 11 months old. I am using the handler that my breeder recommended. He had me leave my boxer with him at the show which I was fine with but when I saw her this morning I was not happy. She was crouchy, ears pinned, pulling on the lead. The handler says that it is because she is spoiled. While it is true that she is spoiled, it is also true that she is very obiedient and loves to please. She did win her class but the win was bitter sweet when I saw how miserable she was. I think the straw that broke this camels back was when the handler went to put her in the crate and she refused and his answer was to drag her in violently. She has never refused the crate and actually can often be found there of her own free will. Even then I really felt that since this was her first show, she should have been handled with a little more patience. I ended up bringing her home for the night because my gut and heart would not let me leave her. I am so glad I did. She was very depressed when we left the show and stopped at my office on the way home. By the time we got home she had started to show interest in things around her but went right into her crate and fell fast asleep. After a long nap she showed the first signs of wanting to play. I have to say that this experience has left a bad taste in my mouth. So my questions are: is this what I should expect? Can handlers win while the dog has fun? Is that asking to much?