You might want to try UKC shows. I have a young bitch that is a combination of AKC show lines and a West German Show Line sire. She has moderate angulation and I just about finished her UKC championship in one weekend. It is easy to dual register the dogs and there are two UKC shows per day versus just one in AKC. There are no paid handlers in UKC either, so it helps to level the playing field.
I do plan to show my girl in AKC as well, but will probably have to really know the judges that I show her to and may even have to put a handler on her if I want any wins with majors. I can probably get some AKC single pointed wins on her and may even do decently well in all breed shows versus specialty shows.
Sabra - female GSD - born April 30, 2012
Sargeant - rescued senior GSD male/foster failure - approximately ten years old (August 2013)
Max - rescued GSD - Dec 22, 2010 to March 7, 2012 - at the bridge
Sable - rescued GSD - at the bridge