I became 18 years, so it’s time to say goodbye to a very pleasant and memorable time of my life. Trough I started late with the Junior Handling, namely at the age of Fourtheen. I had four great years with the Pedigree Junior Handling. I’ve learned a lot in those years, and gained a lot of knowledge about all kinds of breeds. The time I’ve had as a Junior Handler had brought me many wonderful moments. So I often achieved podiumplaces. I have also repeatedly taken part in the Junior Handling abroad, including World Dog Show in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2008.

During my Juniorhandling career I had the opportunity to show a lot of different breeds, such as the Afghan Hound, American Cocker Spaniel, Chinese Crested Dog, English Cocker Spaniel, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Fox Terrier, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Poodle, Saluki and more.

Since I participated in Junior Handling I have managed to qualify for the finals at the Winner Dog show in Amsterdam each year. In 2007 and 2008 I was qualified with the BEST FIVE. In 2008 I participate with American Cocker Spaniel CH. Colorfull’s Storm in a Teacup “EMILY”. Emily did great, and we became runner-up so I may call myself VICE DUTCH JUNIOR HANDLING CHAMPION 2008!

In 2009 I participate with Saluki BIS SBIS Multi CH. Gideon Djaal Lhilal “GIDEON”. I really enjoyed the last time in Junior Handling and made it to best junior handler 2009 and may call myself DUTCH JUNIOR HANDLING CHAMPION 2009! I officially said farewell to the competition at the International Junior Handling finals who was held at Crufts 2010 in Birmingham where I had the honor to represent the Netherlands!

First of all, I would like to say THANK YOU to all breeders and owners of the wonderful dogs that I was allowed to show for the Junior Handling. Secondly I would like to thank all the judges and friends who are giving me the chance to reach this. And least but not least I would like to thank all of you for your trust and believe in me! 

Copyright 2010 - Linda Schenk