What is the Junior Showmanship?
While the Westminster dog show has run since 1877, the Junior Showmanship has existed since 1934. In 1934, the Westminster Kennel Club introduced the title of Best Junior Handler. The title was given to one deserving youngster.
These dedicated young dog lovers that spent countless hours training and grooming their dogs through different techniques make their way to the New York City, Madison Square for this prestigious junior dog handling competition is became part of the junior completion known as the Junior Showmanship.
Every day, the judge selects the best three of each open competition without placing them. The three junior handlers qualified from each day are qualified to participate in the semi-final to be held on Sunday afternoon.Semi-final
The semi-final competition is arranged on the last day, just before the Final Junior Handling competition. The best five handlers qualify for the final, but no placing should be done. These five handlers will compete in the final with the representatives of the national canine organisations.Final
The Final Junior Handling Competition must be arranged on the last day of the World Dog Show Madrid 2020 in the Main Ring just before the group finals and best in show finals.
The judge will select the best three junior handlers of the World Dog Show 2020 and will place them accordingly. The winner will be awarded with the title of 2020 World Winner in Junior Handling.In addition, on Thursday 23rd of April, in the frame of the RSCE Winner 2020, the competition for the title of 2020 Winner in Junior Handling in the RSCE Winner Show will be held. This competition will not qualify for the WDS. The price of the entry for each competition is 20 €.
The dogs for Junior Handling must be entered for an individual participation in the World Dog Show or in the Winner Show.
The registration deadline ends on 16th March 2020.