The January 2006 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship features a unique competition for Junior Handlers.
Eligibility to enter the event is based on the Junior's accomplishments in the show ring and in the classroom. The requirements are:
1. Juniors must have 5 first place wins in an Open Class, with competition present. Wins must be earned between October 6, 2004 and October 11, 2005. Juniors must be under 18 years of age at the time of the wins. Age on the day of the show has no bearing.All Juniors entered will compete in Preliminary classes, in which a specified number of Juniors will be selected by the judges to compete in Finals. Placements are not made in the preliminary classes.
2. Juniors must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 or equivalent for the two semesters completed immediately prior to the closing of entries. GPA must be verified by an official school transcript or home school information sent in and received by AKC prior to the entry form being sent to the Junior.
Please submit official transcripts or home school information no later than November 18, 2005. Transcripts or home school information postmarked AFTER November 18, 2005, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Please send to: AKC, 5580 Centerview Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606 Attn: Juniors
3. Dogs must conform to eligibility requirements as described in Conformation Junior Showmanship Regulations.
The 2006 judges for Junior Showmanship are Meghen Bassel and Whitney Meeks (Preliminaries) and Mr. Frank Sabella will judge The Best Junior Finals in place of Mrs. James Edward Clark (Finals). Invitational@akc.org.