Congratulations to those of you who made the placings and in particular to those who won their way through to the final which will be judged at Discover Dogs next month.
THIS MONTH Marina Scott chats to YKC member Leanne Roberts, 16, from Stone, Staffordshire, who not only shows her dogs but races them too.
You can now count the days to the Richmond Semi-finals in single figures, and many of you will be doing this.
So how do top handlers get the best out of their dogs? First, and most importantly they don’t leave it to chance. They know and understand that they must present the dog at its absolute best time after time if they are to achieve the dog’s full potential in the ring.
WHERE have those long summer holidays gone? By the time you are reading this it will be less than two weeks before most of you are off back to school.
AS A RESULT of winning the YKC Show Handler of the Year at Crufts, Jodi Allen, 18, got the opportunity to represent the UK at the World Dog Show handling finals in Paris.
For me the highlight of this year’s Yong Kennel Club National Camp had to be the visit to the Ministry of Defense National Canine Defence Training Centre.
I’ve just got back from YKC National Camp and what a good one this year’s has been! Even the weather has behaved itself with enough sunshine to know its summer but enough cloud to make working with dogs enjoyable for both them, handlers and trainers.
I HAVE recently been contacted by an ex-junior of great experience and expertise who is now a highly successful breeder, exhibitor and judge in their own right.
There are 71 juniors lucky enough to have a place at this year’s YKC National camp which is being held at Brooksby College, Melton Mowbray next week. Training sessions are organised for members during the day giving a chance to learn about so many different activities and ways of working with dogs.
YOUNG Kennel Club member, Nicole Shortland, has managed to make it into the pop charts in the UK with her first single.
SOME OF you are running the risk of not being able to compete at Crufts next year in the Young Kennel Club finals that you think you have qualified for.