Handle with care: Reflecting on the highs and lows of Crufts by Lisa Moir As the dust settles on another Crufts and the main stream media forget about bashing the pedigree dog world (hopefully), until next year, it’s time to reflect on the highs and the lows.
In Conversation: Competing in obedience by Haley Jones and Sarah Gibbons In this week’s In Conversation we interviewed two people who both have a shared interest – Lizzie Mason, 17, from Cumbria and Heather Simcock, 18, from Shropshire, who both compete in obedience.
Learning about other breeds is quite important if you want to judge handling. The reason for this being that people will show their dogs as they are meant to be shown in the breed ring, and rightly so.
I would like to extend my grateful thanks to the Crufts committee for this appointment. My warmest thanks go to Mrs Liz Cartledge & her most efficient team for a very kind welcome & for generous hospitality during my stay. Mrs Cartledge & her team...
I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge YKC handling & SWDs at their show & many thanks to my very efficient & patient steward!
JHA Semi-finals Toy Group - UK TOY DOG photographs by Alan Walker I would like to start by saying what a pleasure it was to be invited to judge both toy group semi-finals today. I had a firm idea of what I was looking for & I am over the moon with both of my principal winners who both fulfilled my criteria & more!
Handle with care: Some top handling from juniors at Crufts by Lisa Moir Well that’s Crufts over for another year, and what a show it was with juniors once again holding their own in the breed and group rings.
In Conversation: Becoming a steward at Crufts by Haley Jones and Sarah Gibbons For many years the organisers of Crufts have been reaching out too YKC members to encourage them to get involved in stewarding. By putting yourself forward you get to work alongside some great stewards who have years of experience, throughout the...
By the time this goes to press ‘Crufts’ will be well and truly over for another year. Sadly overshadowed by some awful events and accusations, the only consolation is that the dog world has and will pull together to protect and champion our sport.
Young Kennel Club ring: A four-day spectacle of junior talent by Sarah Gibbons and Haley Jones Wow! It’s quickly come round to the world’s biggest dog show which can only mean one thing, it’s Crufts time! The main concentration for many young handlers and younger generations of the public is the fun, games and competition which all take...
International Junior Handling Final by Charlotte Page It is every junior’s dream to take part in the International Junior Handling competition. For some it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity; others are lucky enough to experience it more then once.
Welsh Top Junior: American Cocker double in Wales - Report and photos: Melissa Phillips The eighth Welsh Junior of the Year competition was held on the 28th February 2015 at the Montgomery Pavilion, Royal Welsh Showground. A warm Welsh welcome was received by the competitors from Martin Sanders who organised the event in liaison with...
Handle with care: Third time lucky for Bethany at SKC by Lisa Moir Crufts will be underway by the time this column goes to print, so I’d like to begin by wishing you all the very best of luck. Enjoy the experience whether it’s your first, last or tenth time at Crufts, it’s only once a year.
Haley Jones and Sarah Gibbons in conversation: Meet the Crufts YKC grooming and HTM judges This week we talk to two of the Crufts judges who have been given the opportunity to judge one of the YKC competitions. Firstly we spoke to 25-year-old Nicci Hindson who lives near Newark, Nottingham.
Don’t get flustered before handling by Andrea Keyte I thought a nice feature would be to ask some judges and competitors some questions so we can all get to know them a bit better. I asked Lisa Gudgin, winner of the adult handling finals in 2009 with her Miniature Schnauzer Louis, my ‘quick fire five’
Welsh Junior Handler of the Year The fourth Welsh Junior Handler of the Year competition was held in conjunction with the Welsh Junior of the Year competition held at the Montgomery Pavilion, Royal Welsh Showground on February 28.
Handle with care: Preparations for Crufts in full swing by Lisa Moir So it’s only two weeks until the greatest dog show in the world and I’m sure, like me, your preparations are in full swing. My focus over the past few weeks has been ensuring that my dogs are as fit as possible by increasing their daily walks to...
Haley Jones and Sarah Gibbons in conversation: New Yorker ready for first Crufts In Q AND A this week we talk to 16-year-old Lauren Hull, from LeRoy, New York, about how she is preparing for competing at Crufts for the first time in the JHA Internationals Finals.
So Crufts is nearly upon us and although there is no handling competition for the adults there is plenty of handling competition for the youngsters! If you are new to the hobby or even a seasoned competitor I suggest that you go and watch some of...