AKC Junior Showmanship Finals
The entry for Juniors at the AKC Eukanuba Junior Competition was a record breaking 161. Congratulations to everyone who was eligible and to those who competed.
The Preliminary Class Judges are two former AKC Junior Scholarship Recipients, who competed successfully in Junior Showmanship.
Charlotte Anderson-Conway, who now resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Charlotte was born into a dog show family and is currently a member of the American Whippet Club and the English Setter Association of America. Professionally, Charlotte is an animal-nutrition reviewer with the US Food and Drug Administration.
Michael Kennedy from Raleigh, North Carolina, is currently a member of the Tibetan Spaniel Club of America, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Potomac and the Cary Kennel Club. Michael is currently a Senior at North Carolina State University, majoring in Biology and Business. Michael continues to breed and exhibit his Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Tibetan Spaniels. In addition to Junior Showmanship and conformation, Michael has handled his dogs to titles in Rally, Obedience and Agility.
The preliminary judges were challenged to narrow the 161 entries to the twelve finalists who were:
Taylor Ault handling a German Shorthaired Pointer
Devon Kipp handling a Doberman Pinscher
Jamie Lamphier handling an Irish Setter
Abbie Adams handling a Doberman Pinscher
Courtney Whitehead handling a Golden Retriever
Lauren Wickwire handling an English Springer Spaniel
Kristen Lawless handling a Novia Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Kellie Denton handling a Keeshond
Emalia Williams handling a Basenji
Genevieve Schave handling a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
CT Giese handling a Border Terrier
Emma Echohls handling a Yorkshire Terrier
Mrs. Kim Meredith-Cavanna judged the finals completion on Saturday evening.
The four placements were:
First - Emma Echols
Second - Taylor Ault
Third - CT Giese
Fourth - Kristin Lawless