AS YOU can imagine I have many conversations around the shows about junior handling, most of which donít ever get to feature in YHIS, but some do.
Luke Johnston, 14, from Houghton-le Spring, handled a Saluki to BOB and G3 at Crufts and Hound Association of Scotland and is quickly becoming one of the most exciting prospects in the dog show world.
IT WAS third time lucky for 16-year-old Ashley Place, from Lockerbie, as she took the title of Scottish Junior Handler of the Year last month at Airth Castle Hotel in Stirlingshire.
AT AN open show a couple of weeks ago I was talking to a young handler who is just starting out and still finding some of the things judges ask for confusing.
CRUFTS 2012 was very special for 22-year-old Sam Dyer from near Tiptree in Essex. Sam handled the Weimaraner Sh Ch Sharnphilly Awesome (Finn) to the CC and BOB.
THE FINAL closing date for this yearís Young Kennel Club National Camp is Monday, April 30, and so itís not too late to decide you would like to go.
WELL WASNíT Crufts fun! I certainly enjoyed it and Iím sure you did too. We are lucky that the worldís greatest dog show is ours to be a part of.
ELLA Armstrong, 18, from Sheffield, and her Whippet, was chosen by Leila Tarabad on the Sunday afternoon of Crufts to win YKC Show Handler of the Year.
BRITISH dogdom should be rightly proud of its provision for the younger end of our sport. No other country has invested in and developed over decades a junior club that has anything coming even close to the range and depth provided by our Young Kenne
LEILA Tarabad, 29, from Peterborough, has been chosen to judge YKC handling at Crufts. She shows Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and King Charles Spaniels and in the past has shown a Lhasa Apso and has handled many different breeds across all groups.
CRUFTS is full of excitement, it is the world’s most famous dog show and it really does have an atmosphere all of its own.
LIBBY and Max Jones are twins and have just celebrated their 13th birthday last month. They love showing dogs in both junior handling and the breed ring and live in Newport. Their proud granddad, Cliff Jones, who lives next door to them, told us all about the duo.