Adam Bernardin All Breed Professional Dog Handler
About Adam Adam Bernardin is a third generation dog professional who cares for your dog with pride, style, and expertise. Adam was born in Calgary Alberta Canada and his family was active in the dog show community as breeders of Irish Setters, Akitas ,Poodles, Giant Schnauzers and several other breeds. While growing up, his family owned and operated several boarding/grooming establishments. Adam followed in his sister Shaunna Bernardin’s footsteps and became an accomplished dog groomer. At 13 years of age, Adam achieved the highest ranking of Master Certified Groomer and was the youngest person to ever achieve this honor globally. Adam's expertise in training, conditioning and handling has resulted in multiple nationally ranked dogs in a wide variety of breeds. In 2010, presented by Adam, the beautiful Irish Setter "Emily" GCH Shadagee Caught Red-Handed was ranked number one sporting dog and one year later was awarded a Group One win at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club. Emily, under Adam’s care, became the top winning Irish Setter of all time. Handling all breeds, Adam has been honored with National Specialty Wins in Sporting, Terriers and Working breeds. In 2013, among other national ranked dogs, Adam presented the number one Irish Setter and Airedale Terrier (also top ten Terrier), and also the number two Gordon Setter. Dogs in Review nominated Adam as one of five North American Professional Handlers nominated for the Professional Handler of the Year award. In the history of this award, he is the youngest to be nominated for this honor. It was thrilling for Adam to be a part of this and to be acknowledged by his peers. He was nominated with four other dedicated and worthwhile professionals, including his
mentor and good friend William Alexander. Those who have Adam present their dogs share that “Adam is a humble and generous soul. He dedicates his time to his craft and the animals in his care. His dogs are always well taken care of and presented in the most beautiful artistic style.” Handling dogs professionally is a lifelong dream that has come true for Adam. He finds working with these amazing animals fulfilling and loves the bond he creates with them.


Adam and Will Alexander