ANYONE for a history lesson? The reason being that to understand where you are going it is useful to know where you have been! (Oh, yes I have lived through it all…)
AN EXCITING weekend awaits young dog lovers as the Young Kennel Club (YKC) hosts its ever popular Activity Weekend in Builth Wells, Wales in August.
Three young handlers from the UK tell us about their trip to the World Dog Show in Salzburg, Austria handling in the breed rings.
I’VE FOUND it really fascinating reading all the comments and observations on the Paws...for youth Facebook group and have found the debate around handling as an ‘art’ or a ‘science’ really interesting.
WE’VE HAD overwhelming feedback in response to ‘Has the art of handling been forgotten?’ in Paws...for youth, DW May 4.
Eleven year old Robyn Arnall, from Northampton, has already made her mark on the junior handling scene in the Midlands and Paws…for youth was delighted when she agreed to talk to Marina Scott about her short but exciting time in the dog world.
I CAN HONESTLY say I can’t remember the last time YHIS caused so many waves and created as much comment as the “Has the art of handling been forgotten?”
HANNAH Escott, 22, from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, likes to live on the wild side. In her spare time away from showing terriers at dog shows, she likes a spot of kayaking, mountain climbing and biking. But how does she find time for all this?
AS YOU can imagine I have many conversations around the shows about junior handling, most of which don’t ever get to feature in YHIS, but some do.
Luke Johnston, 14, from Houghton-le Spring, handled a Saluki to BOB and G3 at Crufts and Hound Association of Scotland and is quickly becoming one of the most exciting prospects in the dog show world.
IT WAS third time lucky for 16-year-old Ashley Place, from Lockerbie, as she took the title of Scottish Junior Handler of the Year last month at Airth Castle Hotel in Stirlingshire.
AT AN open show a couple of weeks ago I was talking to a young handler who is just starting out and still finding some of the things judges ask for confusing.