Juniors


Charley tops Scotland for the second time - Report by Caitlin Forbes - photos by Ruth Dalrymple ON SUNDAY February 16 at the Westerwood Hotel, 20 of the top young handlers in Scotland from the ages of seven to 17 competed in the Scottish Junior Handler of the Year 2013 competition held in conjunction with the Scottish Top Dog event...
What to wear when showing dogs by Marina Scott ITíS BECOME customary for handlers to dress smart for the show ring. In equestrianism, such as dressage competitions, the rider is kitted out in smart and practical attire to complement the horse which has also been groomed to perfection...
The Scots are coming THE AMAZING scenery and gorgeous landscapes is what makes living with dogs in Scotland a brilliant experience. You can go on different walks each and every day and see so many beautiful things just by stepping out your door. Whippets are very...
Dogs have changed my life By Jon-Paul Church, 13, from Dyfed, Wales I have been showing for four years and dogs have changed my life because when Iím by myself my dogs keep me company and entertained. When I had my first dog I was so excited we named her Lucy and she was a Border Collie. After school or on the...
Jodie glams it up at dog party - by Jodie Forbes, 17, from Bournemouth Iím sure everybody has celebrated their petís birthday before; given them a present, perhaps made a cake. If your dog is especially spoilt you may even have invited some of their doggy friends over and had a party.
Handle with care - Choosing the perfect show lead by Marina Scott THE LEAD is the only thing which links you to your dog and when in the show ring this Ďlead controlí is ultimately what can make or break your dogís performance. Therefore, when preparing your dog for the show ring, using the correct show lead...
Show lead horror stories, favourite leads and tips youíve been sharing on the Paws... for Youth Facebook page.
Junior stories from Christmas by Elise OíConnor, 12, Worcestershire ďON 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 ďMy 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, itís 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 itís 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 Associationís 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 publicís 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 Millsí post on Paws on Facebook (scroll back a couple of weeks and youíll 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) childrenís art competition is back and this yearís theme is Ďdogs on holidayí.
IíVE PICKED up on a FB post from Denise Ford to concentrate on this week and Iím sure many others new to handling will have had similar thoughts.
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