Juniors


Taking the lead by Andrea Keyte WHAT is double handling? Double handling is defined as the attraction of exhibits, by any means, from outside of the ring.
WHILE attending Three Counties championship show a few weeks ago and Border Union a week later, I spotted two very capable youngsters helping out both committees in the day-to-day smooth running of the show. It got me thinking whether enough...
One of the unique things about adult handling has to be that it is not restricted to people who own Kennel Club registered dogs, pedigree or crossbreed. You can qualify for the finals at companion dog shows which hold handling classes and have...
Handle with care: Training the future by Marina Scott LAST SUNDAY I was invited to train a group of junior handlers at Detling Ringcraft in Kent. This club is one of the best in the country for its support of the younger generation and last year it came as no surprise that it was nominated for a...
Junior stories by Luke Johnston 16, from Houghton-le Spring I am a Young Kennel Club member and I love dogs, I own Salukiís and Whippets, and although I have never bred dogs before, my own dogs have been used at stud, meaning that they are the father. It is a fantastic experience to bring a litter of...
Taking the lead by Andrea Keyte WHEN I began my show career I was too old to be a junior handler so I had not come up through the ranks and had to learn the hard way. I had fallen into the dog show world after buying my first pedigree dog and had no prior experience at all...
ITíS HARD to believe that Facebook has been around for ten years already. It has simply changed the way we communicate with our friends and family around the world. Itís also made our hobby more accessible and we can instantly find out who has won...
RACHEL Cumberland said: ďI havenít really had a bad experience with it. It has made me loads of new friends, who enjoy the same hobby as me, it has helped me get in touch with people when I am in need of a dog to handle. Also if I ever want any...
I AM VERY grateful to the person who has raised yet another issue regarding young people in the world of dog showing. This time it concerns juniors and breed club seminars.
An exciting win at WELKS for Jessica Smith ďMy name is Jessica Smith, I am seven years old and I love everything about dogs but showing and agility are my favourites. My mum started showing when she was 12 and now has the Alncroft Parson Russell Terriers so I think I was always going to...
ANOTHER handling issue has come to my attention this month, this time regarding juniors being asked to swap dogs in handling classes.
Border Terriers have my heart! By Abi Chandler, 10, from North Yorkshire ďI HAVE been junior handling our Border Terrier dogs since January 2013 and what a year it has been. In my first year I qualified to handle at the Young Kennel Club handling classes at Crufts Ď14...
Pheasants, hares, shows and shopping! by Mia Millward, 10, from Sheffield ďMy Easter Holidays started on Saturday April 19 which was also the Hound Association of Scotland championship show. I travelled up with my mum and Auntie Liz in the van which we had borrowed from my grandad because we had four dogs with us...
Who needs Easter eggs when you have dogs? by Paige Spencer, 10, from Sheffield ďMY EASTER weekend started with a nice leisurely walk around our local park where the dogs can run free, I didnít want to tire Archie out too much as I knew we had a long weekend ahead of us. After our walk we headed home for Archie to chill.
Withholding in handling classes by Marina Scott 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 Iíve not heard of this happening before, or certainly Iíve not come...
Handmade show suits by top handler by Amy Balch 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...
The best year of my life so far! by Sophie Wildig I used to always dream about going to Crufts when I was younger. I never thought Iíd go to Crufts, in fact, I never thought Iíd 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, Iím going all Ďlegalí on you this week. It relates to the recent changes to unauthorised absences in schools.
Meet Kyle Ė 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
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