I plan on showing my own dog and one day finishing him. In a perfect world i wiould love to do it all on my own, but i am sure i will use a professional handler at least once. Since i have been researching the show ring, it seems that Professional handlers are preferred if you want to finish your dog. It seems like it is an uphill battle for owner/handlers if you take that route to finish your dog. I know that the Boxer ring is very competitive, but from the judges perspective, owner/handlers are at a disadvantage from the start, even if you have a very nice show dog. My question is why? I am going to show my own dog as much as i can but i just would like to hear some other opinions or experiences.