AT THE start of the new calendar year the Young Kennel Club issued an all-new handbook which adjusted the Crufts qualification procedure for the 2014 handling classes.
THE LAST year was all about appropriate dress for handling. But we never mentioned shoes and there is plenty to be said on that subject as well. A few years back it was all about trainers, particularly as the fashion at the time was for the bigger...
LISA MOIR posted this for my attention and discussion earlier this week: “Following a story from a parent, regarding handlers going unplaced for wearing jeans, although smartly dressed with it, while a suited and booted handler of lesser ability...
TWENTY FOUR-year-old Roxanne McDonald has been an active member of the YKC since she can remember. This year, she reaches the age where she can no longer be a member. However, this factor will not stop her from continuing to champion both the work...
DURING the last weekend of April the Young Kennel Club decided to open its doors at the Kennel Club building in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, to both members and non members who wanted to try out the wealth of activities on offer to young people.
A YOUNGSTER from Northants has raised over £200 in aid of an all-new fundraising walk.
THE YOUNG Kennel Club (YKC) is giving its members the opportunity to come up with the theme for this year’s YKC Artist of the Year Competition.
18-YEAR-OLD Alexandra Duesbury from Littleover, Derby, came away from Crufts winning the intermediate obedience and advanced obedience with her dog Dodgin Amber Gambler.
A SPIN off from last week’s free-standing versus stacked debate is the use of titbits in the ring and whether this is allowed or not in YKC competition. There seems to be some lack of clarity on this one so let’s make it crystal clear for you all.
On the final day of Crufts 2013 the YKC ring was packed to the brim with not only crowds but sheets of clipped hair, scissors and brushes. With their tools finalists split across five different age and style groups battled through the stray hair...
I WAS INVOLVED in an interesting debate recently around which is the harder to handle, a free standing or a stacked breed. The point being pressed on this occasion was that a well-trained free stander is an easy option for a handler.
It is with great pleasure that I report on my judging of the International Junior Handling Finals at Crufts which took place on March 9. I want to thank Liz Cartledge and Irene Terry and their committee for the invitation and for their support of...
DOG WORLD has teamed up with the Young Kennel Club to offer one lucky Paws.. column reader free YKC membership for a year and a goody bag.
This year’s Crufts is now well underway and the YKC ring is already seeing finals decided and will continue over the weekend. The very best of luck to all of you who are competing.
MEMBERS of the Young Kennel Club have been invited to take part in a judging and stewarding workshop held at the Kennel Club building, Stoneleigh Park on April 20.
MEMBERS of the Young Kennel Club are being urged to read a new set of rules that take effect this month.
AT DISCOVER Dogs last year, 16-year-old Abbie Stoutt from Radlett, Hertfordshire, was chosen as the UK Junior Handler of the Year and with that, selected to represent the UK in the International Junior Handling competition at Crufts 2013.
IN A COUPLE of weeks at Crufts, the cream of the UK’s young handlers will be on show in the YKC ring over the four days and the international young handler’s will be representing their countries and competing on the Saturday.
TWO SPECIAL teenagers are to be recognised at Crufts this year for their contribution and dedication to the dog world.