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...
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.
Youngster raises over £200 for charity jaunt 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.
Alexandra is a truly dual purpose member by Victoria Wilkins 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...