Juniors


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’.
I’VE PICKED up on a FB post from Denise Ford to concentrate on this week and I’m sure many others new to handling will have had similar thoughts.
Victoria wants to showcase exhibitor opinion By Victoria Wilkins YKC member Victoria Woods is 24 years old and in her third year studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham Veterinary School.
In my last YHIS I touched on judges and judging of handling. However, following the posts on PAWS FB it is evident that judges and judging standards are ranking as the number one by some way as needing improvement to support the development of...
Have you seen this bursary entry from Lisa Moir? If not, take a look and vote! She champions considerable points in dog welfare. Voting closes in just 3 days and Lisa could be in with a chance of winning as she is sitting in 11th place...
Is Ryan the youngest person to make up a champion? by Victoria Wilkins Ten-year-old Ryan Ross from Peterborough may have potentially just become the youngest person to handle his dog to all three tickets and his champion status. Ryan spoke to Victoria about how he feels about his dog’s new champion status and what he...
DEDICATION is the key for everyone in our sport. From aspiring new starters to established juniors looking for improvement, becoming an accomplished handler takes time, effort and perseverance. Parents support and finance their child’s hobby...
A packed future schedule for the YKC THE YOUNG Kennel Club (YKC) will be hosting a brand new ‘Kids Zone’ at Discover Dogs this year with four different areas, jam packed with activities which will allow young visitors to learn all about dogs.
In this week's Paws... for youth by Victoria Wilkins This week we have a special ‘bumper’ edition of Paws made up solely of photographs. This is due to the overwhelming amount of photos we have and, as we like to keep you up to date with wins, here we have it! We hope you enjoy this special issue...
Richmond dog show encompasses one of the most talked about events for junior handlers between the ages of six and 16.
Bekki aims to raise money for heart foundation by Victoria Wilkins Bekki Williams, from Gilfach Goch, Wales, decided following her fathers heart attack last year that she wanted to raise money for a good cause.
THE JHA semi-finals are being held as you read this hosted by Richmond show. Early starts and lots of nervous and excited youngsters hoping that they will manage to impress the judges enough to win their classes and become one of the 14 finalists...
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