Junior Handling
Young adults under the age of 18 compete to be the best Junior Handler in their age group. Children as young as seven may enter the competition and children as young as four may enter the Pee-Wee (non-competitive) class, which is very adorable to watch.

Held under Canadian Kennel Club Rules. Judge: TBA

Class Structure (Age Requirements)

1. PEE WEE

4 years of age up to 6 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year. Optional and non-competitive.
No placements are to be awarded, participant ribbons, rosettes and token trophies may be presented.

2A. JUNIOR NOVICE

For handlers 7 to 10 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have not won six first places in the same class with competition.

2B. JUNIOR OPEN

For handlers 7 to 10 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have won six first places with competition in the Junior Novice Class, OR any handler wishing to enter this level. It is understood that once that handler has entered and competed in the Open Class, he/she may not compete in the Novice Class again.

3A. INTERMEDIATE NOVICE CLASS
For handlers 11 to 14 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have not won six first places in the same class with competition.

3B. INTERMEDIATE OPEN CLASS
For handlers 11 to 14 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have won six first places in the same class with competition.

4A. SENIOR NOVICE CLASS
For handlers 15 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year and up to 18 years of age, who have not won six first places in the same class with competition. Handlers from the Intermediate levels progress to this class.

4B. SENIOR OPEN CLASS

For handlers 15 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year and up to 18 years of age, who have won six first places with competition in the Senior Novice Class and for any handler who has progressed through the Intermediate Open level and feels that he/she has enough experience to compete at this level.

5. BEST OVERALL

Optional at the discretion of the host club.

All dogs must be entered in one of the Official Classes or Exhibition Only on the day of the competition. Entry to be made at the show.

Best Overall Junior Handler prize donated by Best in Show Dog Supplies (Kevin Urquhart). Prizes sponsored by Pro-Plan Dog Food.

Rosettes and ribbons donated by MJN Show Services.

Disclaimer:
In the event of a discrepancy between any two sources, the premium list shall be considered the official source of information.

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