At each show we will offer 3 classes for Junior Showmanship juniors can choose 1 of the 3 to show in. Signups will be available 5 weeks before the show and juniors must be signed up in advange. Below is a discription of all 3 classes. Age of Juniors is based off of their age as of January 1 of that year. 

Non-Competitive Junior showmanship: 

This class is for Juniors 0-12 years of age. As long as the junior can walk while assisted, and can hold the leash they can participate in this class. All Juniors participating in this class will recieve a trophy, donated by Ray and Peri Ann Williams of Saddlebaggs Aussies. Juniors are not placed and will be asked to move thier dogs, show them on the groud or grooming table (depending on the dogs breed). Parents can assist this junior in this class if they need it. 

12 and under Competitive Junior Showmanship: 

This Class is for Juniors Ages 4-12 (as of January 1). Juniors in this class will be ranked 1st - 3rd place (if more than 3 some juniors will not place and recieve an award). Judges will ask juniors to move thier dogs, stack them on the table/ground, show their bites, ask anatomy questions, ask for specific patterns while moving the dog (L, Down and Back, Triangle, Ect.), and breed related questions to rank the juniors from most knowledgable, to least knowledgable handler. 

13-18 Competitive Junior Showmanship: 

This Class is for Juniors Ager 13 - 18 (as of January 1). Juniors in this class will be ranked 1st - 3rd place (if more than 3 some juniors will not place and recieve an award). Judges will ask juniors to move thier dogs, stack them on the table/ground, show their bites, ask anatomy questions, ask for specific patterns while moving the dog (L, Down and Back, Triangle, Ect.), and breed related questions to rank the juniors from most knowledgable, to least knowledgable handler. 

Year End Top Junior Ranking - 

The top and Reserve Top Junior in the 12 and Under and 13-18 age groups will be awarded at the year end banquet. 

Juniors will earn points from attending Handling and Grooming seminars (5 points per seminar). 

The following points will be earned from willing the competitive Junior handling classes: 

Top Overall Junior Handler - 60 points

Reserve Overall Junior Handler - 50 Points

1st in their age group - 40 points

2nd in their age group - 30 

3rd in their age group - 20 

Participate (no placing) - 5

 

 

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