I WAS INVOLVED in an interesting debate recently around which is the harder to handle, a free standing or a stacked breed. The point being pressed on this occasion was that a well-trained free stander is an easy option for a handler.
It is with great pleasure that I report on my judging of the International Junior Handling Finals at Crufts which took place on March 9. I want to thank Liz Cartledge and Irene Terry and their committee for the invitation and for their support of...
Young Kennel Club and Paws...for youth competition! DOG WORLD has teamed up with the Young Kennel Club to offer one lucky Paws.. column reader free YKC membership for a year and a goody bag.
This year’s Crufts is now well underway and the YKC ring is already seeing finals decided and will continue over the weekend. The very best of luck to all of you who are competing.
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...