Once again the committee was overwhelmed by the outstanding applications received for the Junior Scholarships. This year $35,000 was awarded to 23 applicants. The recipients participate in all aspects of AKC Events with great success; have assisted in educating the Public about responsible dog ownership or other forms of public education activities; as well as having strong academic success. There were over 75 applications received this year, a daunting task to review and make very challenging decisions. Congratulations to the recipients.
If you are transferring a dog, perhaps adding your name so you will be able to show the dog in Junior Showmanship, the transfer must be completed within seven days of the event in accordance with the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 3:
SECTION 3. Every dog must be entered in the
name of the person who actually owned the dog at the
time entries closed. The right to exhibit a dog cannot
be transferred. A registered dog which has been
acquired by some person other than the owner as
recorded with The American Kennel Club must be
entered in the name of its new owner at any show for
which entries close after the date upon which the dog
was acquired, and application for transfer of ownership
must be sent to The American Kennel Club by the new
owner within seven days after the last day of the show.
The new owner should state on the entry form that
transfer application has been mailed to The American
Kennel Club or will be mailed shortly. If there is any
unavoidable delay in obtaining the completed application
required to record the transfer, The American
Kennel Club may grant a reasonable extension of time,
provided the new owner notifies the Show Records
Department of The American Kennel Club by mail
within seven days after the show, of the reason for the
delay. If an entry is made by a duly authorized agent of
the owner, the name of the actual owner must be
shown on the entry form. If a dog is owned by an association,
the name of the association and a list of its officers
must be shown on the entry form.
This year the AKC Eukanuba National Championship is December 4 & 5, 2010, in Long Beach, California. The Scheduling will be consistent with the last couple of years, all preliminary class judging will be on Saturday, December 4 and the finals will be that evening.
Please assist us in expediting the information to Onofrio to allow you to enter if you meet the eligibility criteria, individual invitations will not be mailed. Get your transcript to AKC at the end of this semester to allow us to verify your grade point average. Good luck in upcoming events!
Participate in AKC RDO Days!
We encourage all Juniors to become involved in AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days this September. Suggest hosting an event to your local AKC club or 4-H group, or take charge and plan something on your own to get the word out about the importance of responsible dog ownership. For ideas and more information, click here.
By Demery Paladichuk
This past March, I had the very enjoyable and unique experience of competing in the International Junior Handling Finals in Birmingham, England. The venue of Crufts is easily triple the size of the largest dog show venue in America. Quite simply, it is huge. After spending four days exploring downtown London, my grandmother and I made our way to Birmingham to check out the dog show and attend the junior’s banquet on Friday night. Read more.
My life with dogs began with a bribe. When I was five, my parents decided to move to Alabama, and my brothers were vehemently opposed. So, my oldest brother brokered a deal with my parents—we would move if we were given a dog. They decided on a Portuguese Water Dog. Read more.
By Mallory Gorman
Hi! My name is Mallory Gorman and I am 14 years old. I have a 4 year old, blue merle border collie, named Izzy. Izzy is super friendly, hyper, playful, and easy to train. I got Izzy when she was just six weeks old and have been training her ever since. We have trained in flyball, agility, obedience, junior showmanship, and rally, and we have stuck with everything except for flyball. However training Izzy hasn’t always been so easy… Read more.
A Junior's Experience at the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
By Kylie Soafer
Hi my name is Kylie Soafer and this was my fourth visit to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, and what a grand show it is. I previously had the opportunity to compete in the National Championship in Long Beach, California, but nothing quite compares to the Westminster Dog Show. You may know that the Westminster show is one of the oldest events in America’s history, second only to the Kentucky Derby. A grand show like this should be held in a grand city, and New York certainly fits the bill. Read more.
Six-year-old Natalie Spinsby showing her Samoyed (Amber Moon's March to the Sea NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP) to a CD at the trials in Amana, IA the weekend of April 10-11, 2010. She is a third generation obedience exhibiter. She also put the agility titles on the dog and is ready to start Rally now.
Upcoming Junior Clinics
Saturday, June 19, 2010
•Bel Alton, MD
Southern MD KC Crab Cluster
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
Beaver County KC
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Penn Ridge KC
Friday, August 13, 2010
•W. Springfield, MA
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
West Volusia KC
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Land O'Lakes Kennel Club Top Junior Handler Competition
Winner: Melissa Thorson, English Springer Spaniel, Ch. Tagalong N Shamrock Irish Eyes
1st runner up: Kayls Rost German Shorthaired Pointer, Ch. Cedar Run Canít Touch This
2nd runner up: Reegan Weninger, Dalmatian, Ch. Paisley Hammets Hero By Elan
3rd runner up: Amy Koalska, Papillon, Marrics Kensington Connection
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