SIXTEEN-year-old Katie Mai Kelly from Kilnaleck, Co Cavan, has become the latest winner of Irish Junior Handler of the Year and joins UK winner, Michaella Dunhill-Hall in the International Junior Handling finals at Crufts next year.
TWELVE year old Michaella Dunhill-Hall from Retford has become the latest winner of the UK JHA Handler of the Year finals. Michaella handled the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier called ‘Lily’ to take the top spot last month at the finals at Discover Dogs, Earls Court. Marina Scott interviewed the UK’s latest winner.
I WAS ASKED a difficult question the other day by a junior who handles Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Should she handle her dog as is the custom in the breed ring when she is entering handling classes?
Fourteen-year-old Becca Mills from Bristol has recently become a junior Pets As Therapy (PAT) member. She spoke to Marina Scott all about her canine adventures…
What should a handler wear? This is probably one of the most often asked questions, which in some ways surprises me as there are some pretty good role models to follow just by looking around the group rings.
EARLIER in the year, Rachael Gilmour, 12, from Paisley, Renfrewshire got the chance to take part in a BBC TV childrens programme called Who Let The Dogs Out. Rachael told us about the fun she got up to with her four-year-old Tibetan Terrier called Puzzle (Kashi Undercover Agent).
The 14 finalists in the JHA Handler of the Year have only a few days now to look forward to their big day at Discover Dogs, where the title holder will be decided.
HERE AT Dog World, we are always keen to hear from juniors who have unusual or interesting additional hobbies and this week, we feature Sian Osborne, 9, from Jacobstow which is a small village near Bude in North Cornwall. Sian not only shows dogs but she also shows sheep! Marina Scott found out more…
There are some columns I would really prefer not to have to write and this is one of them. However, when the third person in a week brought the issue to my attention and asked me to ‘do something about it in your column’, I felt obliged to tackle what is hopefully just a lack of thought on the part of a small minority.
SCOTLAND’S young dog enthusiasts were put to the test last month at the Young Kennel Club’s ‘Introduction to Judging’ workshop which was held at Lanark Agriculture Centre.
I know that following the excitement of the semi-finals competition many juniors will be looking for opportunities to qualify for next year.
WERE YOU bored during the summer holidays and didn’t know what to do? Well, 21 year old YKC member, Lucy Hill, from Manchester, told us about how she spent her summer - sampling dog show life across the pond.