Mr. Houston Clark
481 Lakehaven Cir.
Decatur, TN 37322
CELL: (423) 653-3928
FAX: (702) 543-6308
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Being reared on a horse farm with walking and gaited horses, Houston's interest in animals started at a young age. He showed walking an gaited horses until he was in his teens.
His first purebred dog was a German Shepherd Dog he purchased in the mid-1950's. He began training and showing dogs in Obedience, where he won several Highs in Trial; he also taught for the Chattanooga Obedience Club.
Houston's hobby changed quickly to conformation and he became an all-breed licensed handler in 1964. He and wife, Toddie, built a boarding, grooming and show kennel and over the years they intermittently bred, owned and showed, German Shepherd Dogs, Miniature Pinschers and Doberman Pinschers.
During their professional handling careers they handled numerous breeds in all the Groups and had multiple Group and Best in Show dogs in all seven Groups. During their professional handling careers, they won the Quaker Oats Award for the Number One Sporting Dog in the country with two different dogs three times, and won the Quaker Oats Number One Top Toy Dog award once. Houston was nominated several times for Best Male Handler. In 1985 Houston also won "Dogdom's Handler of the Year" award.
The Clarks retired to become judges in 1986. Houston and Toddie have been members of the Chattanooga (TN) Kennel Club since 1965. They have recently moved to a rural golf and lake community in Decatur, TN