The World's Senior Dalmatian Club
Our show today 18th March 2018 is CANCELLED due to adverse weather.

Juniors Overview

Junior Handling

As a breed we are extremely lucky to have great foundations for the future of our breed in the Junior Handlers we have flying the flag for Dalmatians in the various YKC and JHA competitions. There are things that we could all learn from watching the Junior Handlers in how they work with the dogs and it isn't often that we see the various stakes results come through and find that there was no Dalmatian placed.

As a Club we are lucky to have had two UK Junior Handler of the Year winners as members, Justin Graham-Weall and Charlotte-Louise Page.  As a Club we offer a Junior Membership available to children up to the age of 16 years old whose parents/guardians are members of the Club. The cost of this is £1 - Rules relating to Junior Members can be found in our Rule Book

In Junior Handling it is the skill of the handler that is being judged not the dog as in breed classes. The whole point is to make the dog look as good as it can by the way it is being handled. You are judged on how you handle your dog, how you work in harmony with your dog and how smart you both are. You may also be asked about the "Points of the Dog" - information on both in the links to the right.

If you have any questions about Junior Handling then feel free to email Charlotte Page

Want to know more?

The only handling book written is by an ex-junior handler, Marina Scott (nee White) (Scottish, British and World Champion). 
 Marina Scott is a former junior handler and member of the JHA and YKC. In 1998, she won the Scottish Junior Handler of the Year title, UK Junior Handler of the Year title and World Junior Handler Winner title at the World Dog Show. As a result of her success in junior handling in 2001 she wrote and published a book called Junior Handling The White Way. This factual and colourful book contains everything a junior handler needs to know from training through to competing at the highest level. In 2011, she worked with DOG WORLD to produce a DVD version of her book, called Marina Scott’s Complete Guide to Junior Handling. This contains information on updates on junior handling guidelines as well as demonstrations on pattern work from top junior handlers across all breeds. Marina has a world of experience and has judged more than 900 handlers in the past 17 years from open shows through to championship level and the UK Junior Handler of the Year competition in 2010 where she judged Charlotte Page and awarded her the top spot with her Dalmatian.
Link to Marina Scotts website