Juniors


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.
Ready and raring to go international Victoria Wilkins 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.
A good reason to be silent at Crufts I have competed with dogs for the ten years and have qualified for the YKC handling finals at Crufts every year where I have achieved great results. The highlight being second in 12-16 years working and pastoral where I showed a home bred...
Crufts is almost upon us, in no less than four weeks time, all the razzamatazz of our biggest and brightest show, the best in the world, will be underway and as they have for decades now, juniors will play an important part. The KCJO, as the YKC...
Handling all the way to the top by Haley Jones and Sarah Gibbons HAVE YOU ever wondered what it was like to win top dog in your breed for the year or get a group placing?
I love it when we get a ‘spin off’ from YHIS and this happened following my last column on JH judging. Roxanne McDonald posted: “(not wanting to hijack Averil’s thread) but I find it interesting that handlers (and parents) like it...
Rescuing unwanted gifts by Haley Jones and Sarah Gibbons This Christmas did you or any members of your family receive any unwanted presents? These gifts are usually disposed of quickly after December 25.
Sharing a common interest As the guest contributors for this week’s Paws... for youth we thought we would provide you with a little insight into our lives and our dogs.
I thought LKA really did us proud in creating a Christmas atmosphere at this year’s show, even the rosettes were Christmas berry colours. The junior handling classes were well filled too, always good to see.
Brydee aims high with her Bulldogs and school by Marina Scott HELLO MY my name is Brydee-Mae Mills, I am 12 years old and I live in Kent. I am one of six children and we also have six Bulldogs. I wanted to start showing them as my mum shows and is also a judge of the breed. I had a Bulldog called Mylove...
THE SECOND most common mistake that handlers make is a more complex one as it is all to do with how they respond to the judge. Facebook comments revealed a number of issues here: Too much attention to the judge; too little attention to the judge...
A COUPLE of days ago I posted on Paws...for youth Facebook the question: “What do you think is the most common mistake made by handlers in the ring?” Thirty or more posts later I had my answer – showing the teeth. I find this quite interesting...
A day not to forget in a hurry – PBGV/GBGV World Congress – Young handling masterclass by Meg Oliver ON NOVEMBER 17 at The Brook Honiley Court Hotel, near Warwick, ten young handlers had the opportunity of a lifetime to handle two wonderful breeds. I chose to attend as I have admired this breed from afar for some time!
Abbie Stoutt comes out on top by Sarah Gibbons and Haley Jones The newly crowned UK Junior Handler of the Year 2012 is Abbie Stoutt. Abbie, 16, handled three-year-old Siberian Husky ‘Goose’ (Ch Esquimaux Prince of Fallon) during the final of the competition which took place at London’s Earls Court and was...
Last weekend saw the final of the JHA Junior Handler of the Year competition. It was judged as part of the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs extravaganza at Earls Court in London.
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