The YKC, and therefore the KC every year at Crufts puts Juniors at the forefront. For both public and other exhibitors to see. Between, having a ring to ourselves, for the finals to be held in the main ring and being the stage of the International Junior Handling Finals, Crufts highlights the best parts of the YKC and the junior participants within dog showing. Saying this, in recent years we have seen more Juniors take the spotlight within the breed showing at Crufts. And this year has certainly not disappointed. So, I have tried to catalogue as many of these amazing wins, along with as many pictures as possible, you all should be very proud!
Tess Newson won the BCC in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Tivalake More Than Wishes), her first ever CC. What an achievement, and what a show to do it at!
Sophie Wildig handled; Tonkory Putting On The Style to 1st in Post Graduate and Tonkory Quickstep with Pitcombe JW 1st Undergraduate and 1st Good Citizens in Border Collies.
Rebekah Hallett and her Finnish Lapphund; Pavoskas Ceili were 1st PB, 1st JB, BPB and BPIB! What an amazing year you are having so far!
Megan Rayner got 5th in YKC Handling 17-24yrs, handling Akita; Storm (Kitado Born A Warrior) we also achieved Reserve in Limit dog
Charlie Louise Quick aged 11 wins the BCC and makes her Japanese Shiba Inu; Vormund Catch Twenty Two, a Champion! Co-Owned with Michaella Dunhill-Hall. A combination of two juniors, making dreams. Huge Congratulations to both parties, it shows how teamwork can equals great results.
A successful Crufts for Abby Webb 1st in 12-17 groom through category and Reserve Groomer Of The Year 2018, with her Tibetan Terrier.
Erin Russell handled Bunty; Incalux As you like it with Setrique to VHC in PGB Tibetan Terrier and then Molé (Xoloitzcuintle Mexican Hairless); Rollenwood Tlalli for Setrique, to first in JB AV Import Register.
Rory Mackay won both the YKC terrier stakes and VHC in PGD with his Scottish Terrier; Carisco Don’t Stop Believing. A successful Crufts all round.
Meaylee Lewis came 4th in the Handling at Crufts with a Flatcoated Retriever and I handled her 12 month old Golden Retriever; Lovehayne Bijou Among Fairwinds to a 2nd out of 34 in JB! What a Class!
Bobbi Shepherd and her German Spitz Klein; Fecimus The Good Fairy won PGB.
Erin Logie and her own homebred Large Munsterlander; Sh Ch Albadhu Paws For Perfection won the DCC.
Caitlin Penny Forbes had a good but busy Crufts, by the sound of it. With her homebred Cesky Terriers; Karensbrae Frozen Heart and Karensbrae Don’t Shut Me Out got 2nd and 4th in the YKC Terrier Stakes, making breed history as being the first Cesky Terriers, from the same litter to be placed in the stakes. 3rd in the YKC 17-24 terrier and hound handling and was 2nd in the YKC Over 18 Clip, Strip and Trim with her WHWT.
Rachel Cumberland, also had a busy show. She handled her homebred Miniature short-haired Dachshund; Mumysami Clicalicious for Yorami to 3rd in JD & 2nd YD. She also handled a friends’ Standard Smooth Haired Dachshund; Phaeland Secret Delivery to 2nd in JD. Plus she handled another friends’ Borzoi; Nibrass Hail Aurora JW ShCM to Reserve in GCB. Also on Friday her kennel, Mumysami Mini s/h dachshunds, was shortlisted to the final 10 in the Breeders Competition. And finally she came 6th in Handling on Saturday. It sounds like you were running around everywhere.
Jess Horler handled her Gordon Setter; Kintalis Winter’s Knight by Rackens JW got in 2nd PGD and won GCD.
Mia Rogerson and Siberian Husky; Esquimaux Bohemian Rhapsody At Myaoladream came Reserve in GCB.
Connor Bartlett and his Bearded Collie (Ch Carbonnie Callico Star for Kelligrews JW ShCM ) came 3rd in OB. He then won the Pastoral Stakes and eventually the Runner Up in the Finals.
Ashley Sutton with his Siberian Husky; Lyfearon Blazing Heart, came Reserve in JD.
Luke Sampson handled Standard Poodle; Pendream Rising Star to win the YKC Utility stakes, he also won PGD in his breed class.
Robyn Arnall, did the UK proud by coming 2nd in the International Junior Handling Finals! What an amazing achievement! She also handled Catherine Dunlin’s Border Collie; Thwaitlake Fire In My Heart at Jachelm to win GD. You must be so proud!
What an amazing array of results! I hope that you all enjoyed Crufts, and now that it is all over for another year, I hope to see as many of you as possible out soon trying to qualify for next year.
UK Toy and National Terrier up next, both JHA Handling Semi- Finals.
Until Next Time…