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.
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.
Hopefully, many of you have now got some type of run up timetable for Crufts sorted for yourselves. If you are involved in any of the handling finals you should be starting to think about brushing up the performance of both you and your dog.
WITH CHRISTMAS, new year and Crufts entries closing come and gone we are now well and truly on the countdown to that mecca for juniors, the YKC ring, in its prominent position in the middle of the world’s greatest dog show!
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.
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).