AKC Jr. News - January 2012
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  January 2012
A Message from Mari-Beth O'Neill
 
Happy New Year!!

The first time competition for Juniors in Obedience and Agility was met with overwhelming enthusiasm. The results of all the classes are posted with photos within the Newsletter. Congratulations to Katherine Spencer who successfully competed in all three events. Ten other Juniors entered two events, five in Obedience and Agility and five in Obedience and Junior Showmanship. Our staff realizes there were conflicts with both competitions, as well as breed judging, and we are reviewing what can be done for next year. I have already been advised that the ring space for Junior Showmanship will be larger in 2012.

Congratulations to Emma Echols, the winner of the AKC Junior Showmanship Competition, who will now represent the AKC at Crufts in the International Competition.

The list of the finalists and coverage of the Junior Showmanship Competition can be found within this issue.

The new Master Class became effective January 1, 2012. We have received mixed comments in regards to this class competition and are interested in your opinions as the year progresses.

The AKC Junior Scholarship Application has been posted for the 2012 selection.

We look forward to continuing to expand our outreach and work with the Companion Events Department to expand the recognition of Juniors competing in these events.

Should you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

All the best for the New Year!
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We greatly appreciate the participation of Juniors with articles and photographs. If you are interested in writing about your experiences or a special event in which you participated, please submit to juniors@akc.org. We also appreciate receiving photographs of Juniors competing or just hanging out at AKC events. If you have a camera and enjoy taking photos, please forward with information about the show or event.
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Junior Reports
Lindsey Beckendorf
Lindsey Beckendorf   Training and competing with my dogs has been a huge part of my life. I started obedience classes when I was seven and agility classes two years later...

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Hannah Brandel
Hi, I'm Hannah Brandel, and this is my Junior Showmanship story. I have mild cerebral palsy in my left hand and side that results in giving me a limp, and I can't use my left hand...

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  Hannah Brandel
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Katie Carignan
Katie Carignan   My name is Katie Carignan and I'm 18 years old. I have been accepted to Berry College in Rome, Georgia as an Animal Science major with intentions of becoming...

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Britney Free
In 2008, my dog, Bruno (ILP # 156129), and I earned a CD title through AKC. We went on to complete training through 4-H In Utility Obedience. In August...

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Katie Shroeder
Katie Shroeder   A dog lover from my first breath, it was inevitable that, as I got older, I would develop a way to express my adoration for the canine species. I chose the path of dog training...

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A Message from Mari-Beth O'Neill
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, National Juniors Competition, and Juniors Agility Competition

Click here to see AKC Junior Showmanship Finals ►

Click here to see a Obedience and Agility Results ►

If you have moved or your address has changed, please remember to change with the AKC. It is necessary for you to change your address in our system or we can not reach you. Please submit changes to juniors@akc.org.
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Getting to Know You

 
1. Whom do you most admire and why?

 
 
2. What TV show would you like to star in?

 
 
3. What is your favorite dog show?

 
 
4. How long have you been competing with your dog?

 
 
5. Are you looking toward a career in dogs? If yes, what are you interested in doing? Why?
 

 
 
Calling all juniors: we would love hear from you! Your responses will appear in future newsletters and will remain anonymous to protect the innocent if requested. :-)
 
Send to juniors@akc.org

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Junior Clinics

For more information, contact Susan Judge at smj@akc.org or (919) 816-3590.

 
 
New Castle, PA
New Castle KC
Saturday, May 26, 2012

 
 
Freehold, NJ
Plainfield KC
Sunday, May 27, 2012

 
 
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