Juniors


Charlotte awarded improvement award at YKC camp by Victoria Wilkins CHARLOTTE Woodward from Wiltshire attended camp this year and was awarded the prestigious John MacDougall Quaich. Such an award is given by the Young Kennel Club (YKC) to a YKC member who has shown considerable promise and dedication in a range of...
AS I WRITE this, the countdown to Richmond is really on and by the time you read it Scottish juniors will already be going back to school and next week at some point the rest of you will be joining them.
THERE isn't long now until the Young Kennel Club training and fun day in conjunction with Belfast Dog Show Society.
Is six-year-old Jessica the youngest CC winner ever? SIX-YEAR-OLD Jessica Smith could potentially be one of the youngest people to win a CC ever after winning the bitch CC at Leeds with her Parson Russell Terrier, Alncroft In Gold.
Young Kennel Club summer camp 2013 - Report by Averil Cawthera-Purdy and photographs by Victoria Wilkins YKC SUMMER camp has to count as one of the best. It was good to see so many new faces and also some I recognised from the past couple of years returning for their second and third years.
Are you ready? YKC summer camp is here! by Victoria Wilkins WELL IT’S that time of year again and as July draws to a close youngsters are heading in their droves to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, for a week filled full of dog activities and fun.
NATIONAL camp has been a feature of the YKC/KCJO calendar for over 20 years now.
Helen talks about the judge’s perspective Helen Rishworth has been involved in dogs ever since she can remember. She has won a great deal in her breeds, including Whippets and Italian Greyhounds and this year she was overall runner-up in the YKC stakes final at Crufts.
OPPORTUNITIES to train regularly, specifically for handling have always been hit and miss. If you are very lucky you might have access to a good quality ringcraft/training class where they also incorporate handling training.
A grand day out at Chatsworth by Victoria Wilkins EARLIER this month, the Kennel Club hosted its gundog working test at the Chatsworth House estate, Derbyshire, with crowds of exhibitors, spectators and judges turning out to support all of those involved.
THE WORD patterns has always been an emotive one where handling is concerned. There have always been two very definite schools of thought about their value.
Naomi comes out on top in Budapest by Victoria Wilkins At the World Dog Show in Budapest, Hungary, one of the most prestigious competitions on offer for junior handlers takes place. In the UK, the winner of the YKC ‘handler of the year’ gets the chance to compete in the competition.
WHAT MAKES a good handler better? It is often too easy to rest on your laurels, particularly if you are at the ‘top of your class’ so to speak and win more classes than you lose. You haven’t the push perhaps to get to the next level until you...
Amelia and Flo are on top of the world by Victoria Wilkins Twenty-one-year-old Amelia Siddle, from Devon, is proof that younger handlers can achieve great things both in the UK and now on the continent.
I’VE BEEN asked by Brenda Kennedy to discuss through YHIS the subject of showing dogs ‘the wrong way around’. She has a dog whose markings are, in her opinion, shown off in a more flattering way on the ‘wrong’ side, although they are not a fault...
The YKC issue a response to the new Crufts qualification procedure for 2014 by Victoria Wilkins 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...
Roxanne champions the younger generation by Victoria Wilkins 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...
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