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International Junior Handling Competition

Competition Finals

The Kennel Club is again organising this prestigious final at Crufts 2017. Junior handlers from many different countries will be competing for the ultimate title.

Split into three exciting rounds, the competition requires the finalists to demonstrate their handling ability and rapport with unfamiliar dogs that they have met less than an hour before the final! The finalists have each selected a first and second choice breed but will not have met the individual dogs before.

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They will then handle a second dog of another breed with only about five minutes of bonding time beforehand, before returning to the ring with their original choice of breed. The judge will make a secret shortlist, with all the finalists later returning to the Arena for the final parade where the 2017 winner will be crowned.