AFTC Juniors!

Getting Started in Junior Showmanship

Link to AKC's junior page: AKC Kids/Juniors

Juniors are important to the future of the sport of dogs and responsible dog ownership, and the more they learn, the more valuable they become. The values, attitudes and responsibility learned through Junior Showmanship will serve youngsters well throughout their lives. By putting time and effort into learning about their dog and how to present it, juniors are rewarded with a win.

Juniors are judged on their ability to present, or handle, their dogs within the same formats and guidelines as those who compete in the breed ring. The quality of their presentation, not the dog, is judged. Juniors are encouraged to develop their handling abilities, dress appropriately, conduct themselves in a proper manner, and present their dog in a well-groomed condition. AFTC
Amy Booth, so proud of her student, Bridget Ratcliffe
Westminster Kennel Club 2011
photo by: Julie Backes Supple
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Natalie Brewer and Katie
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Rachael Cummings and Crissy