Address: 1850 State Road 2130, Lubbock, TX 79407

Phone: 806-234-2230

Email: dreamlandkennel@aol.com

Dog & Pet Boarding in Lubbock & Levelland TX | Dream Land Kennel


Michael was born into a family that showed & bred Pekinese. When he was 8 they began showing & breeding Chow Chows. He showed his first dog when he was 5 years old and has been doing so ever since.  He began handling fulltime in 1988 and today is a member of the Professional Handlers Association. He has trained and handled many breeds of dogs to Best In Shows and Top Ten placements in both breed and all-breed and has had the number one dog in competition in several breeds as well.

Training and showing

The training & showing of dogs involves boarding the dogs here at our kennel during the week in between shows and then traveling with them to various shows across the country. We attend an average of 130 shows a year and have attended shows from Washington to Florida, Canada to Mexico and even overseas in countries such as Brazil, Japan & Thailand. Our clients extend as far as our travels. The majority of our travels are accomplished in our custom-made truck and trailer. The dogs ride in air conditioned comfort in a state-of-the-art interior built with the comfort and safety of the dogs in mind. There is room for up to 30 dogs of different breeds & sizes but we limit the number we take to each show so as to allow for personal care of each dog we carry. The trailer allows us to stay with the dogs at all times, even at the shows.

Well known handlers

Dreamland Kennel and Michael & Linda Brantley are well known and respected in the world of dog shows. Our list of clients, past and present, includes some of the top breeders in the fancy. The reputation for handling top dogs has built a demand for our services and a waiting list in some breeds.  References are available upon request.

We pride ourselves on the professionalism and care we give our clients and

their dogs.

Contact us for more information on our handling services


Schedule of Fees (effective 1/1/16)

All Breed Handling Fee (per show)

$500 plus expenses

Dogs taken at ringside

Independent Specialty

Dogs traveling with handler and those kept with handler during shows

National Specialty

Eukanuba and Westminster by reservation


$100 plus expenses

$250 plus expenses

Show expenses are divided amongst all dogs in handlers care at shows.

Board (per day)

All breeds

Group and Best in Show Fees

Best in Show



Reserve Best in Show

Best in Show National

Best in Specialty

Group I

Group II

Group III

Group IV








Miscellaneous Fees

Airport pick-up or deliver

Handling Stud service

Shipping expenses

Vet expenses

Transporting dog(s) to or from shows not being shown by handler



by client

by client

$100 each plus board


All Breed Professional Handler

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