Juniors


Show lead horror stories, favourite leads and tips you’ve been sharing on the Paws... for Youth Facebook page.
Junior stories from Christmas by Elise O’Connor, 12, Worcestershire “ON December 22 we went to Redditch limit show. Honey and Panda won everything they were entered in. I won my handling class, and then to top it all off Panda won reserve best in show! We really enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere including the food...
Junior stories from Christmas by Laura Camilletti, 17, Kent “My Christmas holidays were full of family, friends and food! Our Rhodesian Ridgebacks enjoyed their holiday and rest during the not so busy show season, and loved taking part in consuming some of the Christmas dinner turkey!
Stay calm, enjoy and have fun! By Sarah Gibbons and Haley Jones As 2013 draws to a close, it’s time to look forward to 2014 and what it may bring. Many young handlers will be looking at the upcoming year, hoping this is going to be the year of their dreams, but what titles can they gain and what can help them...
Charlotte joins dog show committee by Victoria Wilkins Charlotte Page, 18, from Cambridgeshire, has been announced as the new member of the East of England dog show committee. Growing up with dogs was a regular thing for Charlotte and she now actively participates in championship shows around the...
FOR ME LKA has always heralded the start of Christmas. This probably dates back to the years when many breeds held unofficial Christmas parties at the show. These days it’s still the show where I gauge how far behind I am with Christmas preparations!
Will is the first male winner in 14 years by Victoria Wilkins SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Will Croxford, from Thrapston, Northamptonshire, was crowned the winner of the Junior Handling Association’s final competition.
RACHEL Horler started a string on the Facebook page following a handling judge asking a veterinary care question to the handlers at a recent show. They asked if your dog had blood in his sick would you take to the vets?
Do you know an outstanding young person that deserves to be recognised at Crufts? The Young Kennel Club (YKC) is asking for the public’s help in finding the next winner of its Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award.
Will takes the top spot in junior handling WILL CROXFORD, 16, from Thrapston, Northamptonshire, was Helena Hutchings Junior Handler of the Year winner.
I WAS VERY interested in Jayne Mills’ post on Paws on Facebook (scroll back a couple of weeks and you’ll find it). She spotted that YKC handling and stakes qualifying results, published on the YKC website show of first places being wasted as they...
Young Kennel Club art competition is back for 2013 by Victoria Wilkins THE POPULAR Young Kennel Club (YKC) children’s art competition is back and this year’s theme is ‘dogs on holiday’.