Photos by Kayla Bertagnolli

The 2012 Westminster Best Junior Handler, Ania Gabrielle Kelly, smiled cheek to cheek from the winner’s podium on February 14, 2012 in Madison Square Garden. She earned the top award with Ch. Winfree’s Do You Believe In Magic. To read an exclusive DFR Q&A with Ania, click here.

BEST JUNIOR HANDLER

Best Junior Handler Ania Gabrielle Kelly with Ch. Winfree's Do You Believe In Magic, whom she started training at 6 months of age.

Best Junior Handler Ania Gabrielle Kelly with Ch. Winfree's Do You Believe In Magic, whom she started training at 6 months of age.

SECOND PLACE – Best Junior Handler

Second-place winner Matthew Perry with Ch. Namaste Miniature Perfection

Second-place winner Matthew Perry with Ch. Namaste Miniature Perfection

THIRD PLACE – Best Junior Handler

Third-place winner Grace Kofron with Ch. Paradigm Aariel's Entourage CD RA

Third-place winner Grace Kofron with Ch. Paradigm Aariel's Entourage CD RA

FOURTH PLACE – Best Junior Handler

Fourth-place winner Samantha Heiser with Ch. Shadow Hill's Star Chaser

Fourth-place winner Samantha Heiser with Ch. Shadow Hill's Star Chaser

FINALISTS

Junior Finalist Lineup

Junior Finalist Lineup

Finalist Chaz McDonnell with Ch. Southern This Kiss

Finalist Chaz McDonnell with Ch. Southern This Kiss

Finalist Kristin Lawless with GCh. Foxvale Foxvrooke Dare To Cruise

Finalist Kristin Lawless with GCh. Foxvale Foxvrooke Dare To Cruise

Finalist Emalia Williams with DC Jasiri-Sukari John Tri-Volta SC

Finalist Emalia Williams with DC Jasiri-Sukari John Tri-Volta SC

Finalist Cameron Henson with GCh. Chardon Garden Party

Finalist Cameron Henson with GCh. Chardon Garden Party

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