A SPIN off from last week’s free-standing versus stacked debate is the use of titbits in the ring and whether this is allowed or not in YKC competition. There seems to be some lack of clarity on this one so let’s make it crystal clear for you all.
On the final day of Crufts 2013 the YKC ring was packed to the brim with not only crowds but sheets of clipped hair, scissors and brushes. With their tools finalists split across five different age and style groups battled through the stray hair...
I WAS INVOLVED in an interesting debate recently around which is the harder to handle, a free standing or a stacked breed. The point being pressed on this occasion was that a well-trained free stander is an easy option for a handler.
It is with great pleasure that I report on my judging of the International Junior Handling Finals at Crufts which took place on March 9. I want to thank Liz Cartledge and Irene Terry and their committee for the invitation and for their support of...
DOG WORLD has teamed up with the Young Kennel Club to offer one lucky Paws.. column reader free YKC membership for a year and a goody bag.
This year’s Crufts is now well underway and the YKC ring is already seeing finals decided and will continue over the weekend. The very best of luck to all of you who are competing.
MEMBERS of the Young Kennel Club have been invited to take part in a judging and stewarding workshop held at the Kennel Club building, Stoneleigh Park on April 20.
MEMBERS of the Young Kennel Club are being urged to read a new set of rules that take effect this month.
AT DISCOVER Dogs last year, 16-year-old Abbie Stoutt from Radlett, Hertfordshire, was chosen as the UK Junior Handler of the Year and with that, selected to represent the UK in the International Junior Handling competition at Crufts 2013.
IN A COUPLE of weeks at Crufts, the cream of the UK’s young handlers will be on show in the YKC ring over the four days and the international young handler’s will be representing their countries and competing on the Saturday.
TWO SPECIAL teenagers are to be recognised at Crufts this year for their contribution and dedication to the dog world.
I have competed with dogs for the ten years and have qualified for the YKC handling finals at Crufts every year where I have achieved great results. The highlight being second in 12-16 years working and pastoral where I showed a home bred...