The Scottish Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club.

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 SCKCS Club Championship Show 2019


Junior Handling


Judge


Erna-Britt Nordin 

Cavamirs Kennel. Sweden


How lovely it was to visit my beloved, dear old Scotland again! I was staying with my very dear friends George and Morag Donaldson that I first met at the Pantisa kennel in Wales in the very early 70's! I enjoyed  my stay immensely and it was quite a treat to visit the Diamond Jubilee show.

When I came to the show I was asked  to judge the Junior Handling and I accepted with pleasure. I have judged quite a bit of  handling classes  in Sweden and I’m proud that I was part of developing the sport when my local Kennel Club was the first in thr=e country  to arrange Junior Handling  classes with their ring, their own judge  and  written critiques.

Not too many handlers were entered but the ones that participated really showed their Cavaliers in a nice way. it’s important to be .”true to your breed”. They were able to show off the true, happy Cavalier temperament and had lovey contact with their dogs. I also asked them some questions about the breed and their knowledge was not to be faulted.

My two finalist Maggie and Toni got to swap dogs with each other ( to my joy they were both showing whole colours!) to show me that they could show another dog than their  own. Very little differed between them, but in the end Maggie was my winner for the day. 

Thank  you very much for giving me an opportunity to have a look at the next generation of top  handlers!


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SCKCSC Junior Handling 

Summer Show 4th June 2019


Judge:  Mrs P Sidgwick (PAULIAN)


Class Winners:-  1st Toni McCue   2nd Skye McLean


I was delighted to be invited to judge the junior handling class at the show, only two young handlers present on the day. 

I chose as my winner Toni McCue, who despite having to 'battle through with a broken leg' making it more difficult for her dog to move with ease alongside her. she managed to keep a steady pace, talking to her dog and keeping his attention.

Placed second Skye McLean close up to the winner moving her dog at a good pace and stacking him well in the line up.

Both handlers would benefit from practicing 'shadowing' to help improve their handling skills in the future.

I will look forward to watching their progress over the coming years.


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SCKCS Club Championship Show 2018


Junior Handling


Judge


Kevan Berry 


Junior handling entry was a disappointing turn out of young handlers but the ones that did show were excellent.

9 to 11 years (1 entry}

1st  Toni Mc.Cue just 9 years old but she was instructed what and how I wanted her to show her very nicely presented dog,.this she did, her dog just wanted to pull a little bit but Toni kept him on his toes at all times. She herself was smart and didn’t over power the dog, she should be proud of her performance. in the


12 to 16 Years (2 entries}

Jodie Sidgwick and Maggie Williamson were marvellous handlers and it made my job very difficult.

1st    I just felt Jodie spoke to her lovely Blenheim boy keeping him focused at all times.

2nd   Maggie and her delightful Black and Tan puppy didn’t do anything wrong in fact they made a lovely pair. I just wish I could handle as well as these young lady’s

 Kevan Berry 

Final Results


9-11 Years


1st Toni McCue aged 9


12-16 Years


1st Jodie Sidgwick aged12


 2nd Maggie Willaimson aged 12


Best Handler.  Jodie Sidgwick

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SCKCSC Junior Handling 

Summer Show 4th June 2017


Judge:  Mrs Jenny MacAlpine (Annatika)


It was quite unexpected to be requested to judge this at the show but very 

enjoyable.  Sadly only a couple of entries but they were very close in their expertise.

Class 6 – 11 years

1st Toni McCue 8 years she worked hard as her dog was quite a handful but she 

showed him well and followed all instructions given to her.  Best Junior Handler.

2nd. Sky McLean 11 years another good wee handler in the making. 

 Just got pipped to the post by 1.  Her dog was older and not so much of a handful.  She showed him well and I am sure on another day the place s   could well be reversed.