Handle with care: Semi-finals showcase the best by Marina Scott I HOPE you have all recovered from the Richmond semi-finals – it was an exciting competition with what looked like some very close decisions. It was also a bittersweet three days as it was the last time the semis will be held at Richmond...
Agility and obedience training opportunity for YKC members Young Kennel Club (YKC) members are being given a unique opportunity to boost their canine training skills and attend a special fun training day in Oxfordshire on January 31 2015.
Taking the lead by Andrea Keyte By the time many of you get around to reading this you will be preparing for the Dog World Coventry Ladies Kennel Society Keith MacGregor Memorial Adult Handling finals – 2014.
Handle with care - Sadness as we say goodbye by Marina Scott IT'S THAT time of year again – the first week in September that has always been associated with the Junior Handling Association’s semi-final competition.
34 years at Richmond Former winners of the JHA Handler of the Year share their tips for the big day and they share their memories of the year they won.
Taking the lead by Andrea Keyte SOUTH West Handler of the Year was held by Exeter and County Canine Society on Sunday August 24. Neil Hood was the secret judge who had a fabulous entry of both junior and adult handlers.
Try junior handling abroad - a World Show experience by Marina Scott Antonia Leech urges other juniors that if you get the opportunity to compete in handling abroad then grasp the opportunity with both hands.
Taking the lead by Andrea Keyte For a while I have been thinking about how we can raise the profile of adult handling and perhaps get it to the same level of ‘notoriety’ as the junior handling.
YKC camp 2014 - The new venue is a big hit Young dog-loving children and their four legged best friends have had their summer holidays with a week of ‘pawsome’ activities at the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Summer Camp.
Handle with care: Details of the new JHA changes in 2015 by Marina Scott YOU CAN be assured that the decision to change the format of the JHA semi-final competition wasn’t easy and has taken almost a year of planning.
All change for JHA 2015 IT’S ALL CHANGE for the Dog World/Junior Handling Association semi-finals which will change to a stakes format for the 2015 season.
I’VE HAD several queries in the past few months regarding Young Kennel Club stakes and the unbeaten dog rule at championship shows. What happens if your dog wins best of breed – can you withdraw from the YKC stakes class that you had originally...
Youngest ever boy to take part in international agility festival MAX GLOVER from Bracknell, Berkshire will be competing at the world’s largest agility festival at the age of six, with his dog Maisie, who has been deaf since birth.
THIS YEAR alone I have been asked for a figure of 8 five times at shows and twice at handling matches at our local dog club. It would seem that this pattern is making more and more of an appearance so as handlers it is best to prepare.
Handle with care: How times have changed by Marina Scott I ENJOYED a short break in Scotland on July 12/13 where I had been invited to judge working and pastoral breeds at Bon Accord Kennel Association open show and the following day invited to teach at a junior handling training day...
YKC Summer Camp is nearly upon us! James Thornton and Fay Moore will be attending camp again as part of the organising team which starts on Monday. They give us a little preview of what its like to spend all week with your dog showing buddies!
WHEN I first started in handling and became quite accomplished it did used to annoy me when, during a handling class, the judge would ask for a ‘triangle and up and down’.
A FEW WEEKS ago I talked about some of the positives and negatives of using Facebook and if you missed this article you can go and read it by visiting dogworld.co.uk. In fact, all archived junior articles are under the ‘juniors’ tab for you to...
James and Castro make breed history At Windsor, 19-year-old James Newton from North Lincolnshire handled a Spanish Water Dog to win the gundog group, together their first win at this level. It’s the first time a SWD has ever won a G1 at a general championship show. He kindly wrote...