This past weekend, in conjunction with the Kentuckiana Cluster in Louisville, Ky., juniors residing in nearly two dozen U.S. states, who had two Open wins (with competition) between January 31, 2012 and January 31, 2013, were eligible to compete in the Midwest Regional Top Junior handler Competition. Juniors from Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,… read more
Emma Goes to Crufts – Again!
Today, DFR readers, I bring to you the one and only Miss Emma Echols. Emma has just returned home from her second consecutive year representing the United States in the International Junior Handling Competition at the largest dog show in the world, Crufts. To become eligible to represent her country at Crufts, Emma first had… read more
AKC/Eukanuba’s Best Junior Handler Is a Repeat Winner
It’s a great honor to win Best Junior Handler at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, and even greater to win twice! In fact, it has only ever happened once before. This year 17-year-old Emma Grayson Echols took the top prize for the second year in a row! Emma is not only talented, but she hopes to… read more
Best Junior Handlers at AKC/Eukanuba
Junior Showmanship competition has been part of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship since the first event in Orlando, Fla., in 2001. Junior handlers are invited to this annual event to demonstrate their expertise in handling and for the opportunity to receive a $2,000 scholarship towards their college education, plus recognition as a top junior handler. Let’s… read more