Children have always been an important part of the future of canine sports, dating back to 1920 when the first competition for children handlers was held. Think of Junior Showmanship (also called “Junior Handling”) as a training ground for a life-long journey in dog shows and sports. Children 9 to 18 years old learn basic handling abilities, and how to care for, and present, different breeds in a competition. While Juniors are judged by an official AKC Judge, it’s the quality of their presentation that is judged, not the dog.

Participating in Junior Showmanship will teach your child many important life lessons — how to be a good sport, how to put one’s mind to something and master it; and how training can lead to a very special bond with a dog. And who knows? Your kid just might love Junior Showmanship so much it might eventually lead to a possible career path!

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What a great day at the Cherokee Rose Cluster dog show in Alanta!!  This is truly one for the books!!
My very first Reserve Best Junior.  Myah and I sure make a great team.  We also went select in Shelties.
August 26, 2021



Myah and I did it again!!  We won big at the Cherokee Rose Cluster in Alanta.
 Reserve Best Junior.
Best of Breed, 2 Selects, 2nd place junior showmanship
4th place junior showmanship twice.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me in showing dogs.
We are quickly moving up the ranks.  August 29, 2021




We FINALLY DID IT!!  My very first BEST JUNIOR!  Woohoo We
also picked up a GROUP ONE in owner handler.

Another RESERVE BEST JUNIOR today!  Not to mention good food. 

This weekend in Biloxi
Best Junior Handler
Reserve Best Junior Handler
Group One Owner Handler
Group Three Owner Handler
(2) Select Bitch
Best Opposite Sex


Awesome weekend in Plant City!  It was a double specialty 2-day show, and my first specialty
showing my own dog.  Myah and I had a successful weekend and came home with lots of
ribbons.  2nd place showmanship, 3rd place showmanship, Best of opposite in the all
Breed show.  We also took a group 2 in Owner Handler, November 1st, 2021




Reserve Best Junior, Lake Eustis Kennel Club, Inc. January 28, 2022


Caroline and Myah do it again!!  Reserve Best Junior Handler
Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association, January 29, 2022



Best Junior Handler SSC of Southeast Florida, January 17, 2022




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