Juniors


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...
THE SUN definitely shone on the Junior Handling Association semi-finals making an exciting event even more enjoyable. You will be able to read full reports of this in DW October 12 and by then excitement will really be building for the lucky 14...
THE Junior Handling Association semi-finals kick off today bright and early in the rings of Richmond. All year juniors will have been competing in the qualifying classes that are scheduled at open and championship shows.
RICHMOND Championship show will once again host the Junior Handling Association semi-finals and this year the event is being sponsored by DOG WORLD.
There’s nothing like winning a first CC by Marina Scott CATHERINE Hobbs, aged 16, from Cambridgeshire, won her very first CC recently handling her Dalmatian Winflash Loopy Loo. This dog is actually bred by a former UK Junior Handler of the Year winner, Charlotte Page. Marina Scott found out more about...
YKC camp a huge success at Melton by Averil Cawthera-Purdy THE FACT that YKC National Camp has remained a key part of the Kennel Club’s youth development programme over the decades is no accident. It exists because it works, actually it works very well indeed! The training provided is both extensive and...
Izzy gets busy with showing by Marina Scott ISOBEL Perry is seven years old and from Christchurch in Dorset. Otherwise known as Izzy to her friends, she recently took part in her first junior handling competition and was awarded second place.
Youth has its say from YKC Camp by Averil Cawthera-Purdy I’M WRITING this sitting looking at the handling rings and agility course at Brooksby College where 75 juniors are at this very moment scattered around the grounds practising their talent night productions in readiness for this evening.
Thrown in at the deep end by Marina Scott “MY NAME is Shaylan Sanderson and I am 11 years old and I live in Bodmin, Cornwall. I live at home with my older sister and younger brother and have five dogs - two Pomeranians, two Chihuahuas and a rescue Dalmatian crossbreed who we fostered and...
WELL IT is virtually unanimous! What most of you are doing over the summer is getting to as many dog shows as you can!
Animal-mad Erin is a wee TV star by Marina Scott THIS WEEK Marina Scott chats to Erin Logie, 14, from Carnoustie, Scotland who has already made several appearances on TV thanks to her love of dogs. She’s also a multi-skilled dog handler as she’s involved in showing and handling, agility...
Lots of you are always on the look out for good training opportunities. They can be thin on the ground, but the YKC has a first class one coming up in August that you don’t want to miss.
“A 2nd prize and a chocolate bunny got me hooked!” by Marina Scott THIS WEEK, we feature an interview with ten-year-old Elise O’Connor who is from near Malvern in Worcestershire. She is starting to make her name in the world of showing by handling the family’s Tibetan Terriers.
ANYONE for a history lesson? The reason being that to understand where you are going it is useful to know where you have been! (Oh, yes I have lived through it all…)
A chance to learn and have fun in the sun in Wales AN EXCITING weekend awaits young dog lovers as the Young Kennel Club (YKC) hosts its ever popular Activity Weekend in Builth Wells, Wales in August.
Handlers perform on world stage by Marina Scott Three young handlers from the UK tell us about their trip to the World Dog Show in Salzburg, Austria handling in the breed rings.
I’VE FOUND it really fascinating reading all the comments and observations on the Paws...for youth Facebook group and have found the debate around handling as an ‘art’ or a ‘science’ really interesting.
­WE’VE HAD overwhelming feedback in response to ‘Has the art of handling been forgotten?’ in Paws...for youth, DW May 4.
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