Juniors


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...
A COUPLE of days ago I posted on Paws...for youth Facebook the question: “What do you think is the most common mistake made by handlers in the ring?” Thirty or more posts later I had my answer – showing the teeth. I find this quite interesting...
A day not to forget in a hurry – PBGV/GBGV World Congress – Young handling masterclass by Meg Oliver ON NOVEMBER 17 at The Brook Honiley Court Hotel, near Warwick, ten young handlers had the opportunity of a lifetime to handle two wonderful breeds. I chose to attend as I have admired this breed from afar for some time!
Abbie Stoutt comes out on top by Sarah Gibbons and Haley Jones The newly crowned UK Junior Handler of the Year 2012 is Abbie Stoutt. Abbie, 16, handled three-year-old Siberian Husky ‘Goose’ (Ch Esquimaux Prince of Fallon) during the final of the competition which took place at London’s Earls Court and was...
Last weekend saw the final of the JHA Junior Handler of the Year competition. It was judged as part of the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs extravaganza at Earls Court in London.
JHA Junior Handler of the Year - Report by Sarah Gibbons and Haley Jones. Photographs by Colin Waddell As has become customary the UK Junior Handler of the Year was once again held at Discover Dogs in Earls Court. This prestigious event is the highlight of many junior handlers’ years and is something they all aspire to be part of.
Judges report Firstly my thanks to Liz Cartledge and the JHA team for allowing me the honour to judge at this most prestigious event and to the owners who provided some quality exhibits for the juniors to handle, all were turned out in the best possible condition.
Focusing on the North east juniors by Marina Scott IT WAS the first time to the North east of England for me as a junior handling trainer and it certainly won’t be the last, writes Marina Scott.
DO YOU know a YKC junior who has accomplished something fantastic in the dog world? If the answer is yes, please take the time to nominate them for this year’s Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person Award.
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for Connie by Marina Scott MY NAME is Connie Rose Hazeltine and I have just turned 16. I love showing horses and dogs and have just started studying at Merrist Wood College this month for an Equine care diploma.
WHEN YOU are showing your dog you need to look good as well as the dog and, as I explored a fortnight ago there are some sensible do’s and don’ts when it comes to showing outfits. Recently I’ve found myself going for smart tailored jackets teamed...
Meet the JHA final judge The national final is sponsored by DOG WORLD and takes place at Discover Dogs, Earls Court, London on November 10. The judge is Gary Gray.
MORE THAN 190 of the country’s top junior handlers gathered at Richmond Championship show in September for the DOG WORLD Junior Handling Association Semi-finals.
Happy birthday to the twins! by Marina Scott TWINS, Nicola and Jenna Sturrock from Forfar celebrated their 21st birthday recently on gundog day at Darlington championship show. It’s quite unusual to have siblings competing in the same hobby but to do it successfully and as part of a twin duo...
I happened to be in the right place at the right time for two of the three days of Darlington to watch Mrs Harding judge the YKC handling classes. I enjoyed chatting to some of you as well. It was really good to see some of the older handlers...
One man, his dogs and clubs by Marina Scott LEWIS Fraser, 13, from Inverness, has been showing dogs, mainly Beagles and a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, for seven years. He has qualified for Crufts 2013 in both breed classes and YKC stakes final and all these achievements from someone who...
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