Juniors


THIS WEEK, I felt, it was important to talk about judges withholding from awarding placings in handling classes. At UK Toy championship show this is exactly what happened and I’ve not heard of this happening before, or certainly I’ve not come...
I am a 23-year-old fashion designer based in Devon. I completed my fashion design degree last summer which culminated in showcasing a final collection of six outfits on a London catwalk. I opted to do a tailoring module in my second year and was...
I used to always dream about going to Crufts when I was younger. I never thought I’d go to Crufts, in fact, I never thought I’d show a dog... so this year has been the best of my life so far. On Thursday (the first day) I had the pleasure of...
WITHOUT the risk of sounding boring, I’m going all ‘legal’ on you this week. It relates to the recent changes to unauthorised absences in schools.
Meet Kyle – YKC Show Handler of the Year I got bitten by the showing bug after taking BIS at a local companion show with a rescue blind Poodle my family owned. Lynne Sketchley (Kerrimere), who owned the local boarding kennels and was a family friend, then offered me the use of her dogs to t
My first experience of Crufts by Rebecca Dobson, 14, from Durham We arrived at the NEC on Saturday at 7:30am, I was not nervous but parents were, I was just excited, as I love showing my Mini Schnauzers in breed class.
Breed successes at Crufts by Marina Scott BEFORE we take a look at all your results from around the breed rings at Crufts, Helen Rishworth’s Italian Greyhound Ch/Am Gr Ch Artmeis Kaaliya who won runner-up in the YKC stakes finals was winning the YKC toy stakes for the third year in a row...
YKC handling winners WHAT AN experience this has been. Judging the YKC handling at Crufts is a huge accolade and by far one of the most difficult things I have done. I would like to start by thanking all the handlers who entered and exhibited over the four days of the...
YKC Groomer of the Year - Judges report I WOULD like to thank my capable stewards for their help and also the Kennel Club for the invitation to judge this prestigious event. Unfortunately Fiona Brooks was unable to keep her appointment so I took over her duties as well.
Young competitors compete at Crufts by Sarah Gibons and Haley Jones CRUFTS is a magical weekend for any dog lover but for many young handlers it is also the highly anticipated final for their chosen disciplines, competitions which they have strived throughout the year to qualify for.
International Junior Handling Finals by Charlotte Page THE PEAK of any junior handlers career has to be qualifiying to represent your country in the International Junior Handling competition at Crufts. The competition is run by Liz Cartledge and her helpers. Unlike the usual Sunday competition for the...
Youngsters to be rewarded at Crufts BY THE time you read this, Crufts will be in full swing. Sarah Gibbons and Haley Jones will be reporting on all the news and results from the YKC ring in hall 3 throughout the four days so let them know if you have anything interesting to tell.