By the time many of you get around to reading this you will be preparing for the Dog World Coventry Ladies Kennel Society Keith MacGregor Memorial Adult Handling finals – 2014.
IT'S THAT time of year again – the first week in September that has always been associated with the Junior Handling Association’s semi-final competition.
Former winners of the JHA Handler of the Year share their tips for the big day and they share their memories of the year they won.
SOUTH West Handler of the Year was held by Exeter and County Canine Society on Sunday August 24. Neil Hood was the secret judge who had a fabulous entry of both junior and adult handlers.
Antonia Leech urges other juniors that if you get the opportunity to compete in handling abroad then grasp the opportunity with both hands.
For a while I have been thinking about how we can raise the profile of adult handling and perhaps get it to the same level of ‘notoriety’ as the junior handling.
Young dog-loving children and their four legged best friends have had their summer holidays with a week of ‘pawsome’ activities at the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Summer Camp.
YOU CAN be assured that the decision to change the format of the JHA semi-final competition wasn’t easy and has taken almost a year of planning.
IT’S ALL CHANGE for the Dog World/Junior Handling Association semi-finals which will change to a stakes format for the 2015 season.
I’VE HAD several queries in the past few months regarding Young Kennel Club stakes and the unbeaten dog rule at championship shows. What happens if your dog wins best of breed – can you withdraw from the YKC stakes class that you had originally...
MAX GLOVER from Bracknell, Berkshire will be competing at the world’s largest agility festival at the age of six, with his dog Maisie, who has been deaf since birth.
THIS YEAR alone I have been asked for a figure of 8 five times at shows and twice at handling matches at our local dog club. It would seem that this pattern is making more and more of an appearance so as handlers it is best to prepare.
I ENJOYED a short break in Scotland on July 12/13 where I had been invited to judge working and pastoral breeds at Bon Accord Kennel Association open show and the following day invited to teach at a junior handling training day...
James Thornton and Fay Moore will be attending camp again as part of the organising team which starts on Monday. They give us a little preview of what its like to spend all week with your dog showing buddies!
WHEN I first started in handling and became quite accomplished it did used to annoy me when, during a handling class, the judge would ask for a ‘triangle and up and down’.
A FEW WEEKS ago I talked about some of the positives and negatives of using Facebook and if you missed this article you can go and read it by visiting dogworld.co.uk. In fact, all archived junior articles are under the ‘juniors’ tab for you to...
At Windsor, 19-year-old James Newton from North Lincolnshire handled a Spanish Water Dog to win the gundog group, together their first win at this level. It’s the first time a SWD has ever won a G1 at a general championship show. He kindly wrote...
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...