Fraya Hollis, New Hampshire 7/26/2013 8:14:05 PM I know that some breeds do very well from BBE, in fact they do well in any class without a professional handler. Not so in my breedI have been breeding and showing Standard Poodles for 35 years. Not only is BBE often an "also ran" class but lately, it has been taken over by professional handlers. Some of then are legitimately breeders, others just get their names added as co-breeders. No matter what the circumstance it still pits the professional who knows all the judges and shows all the time, against the breeder, They are backed by immensely wealthy clients and profit win, lose or draw. It costs us a fortune to go to shows, for kennel help, travel expenses, and entry fees.And it is so depressing to return from a large 5 day cluster having seen the judges parcel out the awards to all the handlers and totally ignore the breeder.