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Charese Kelly BEST JUNIOR HANDLER both days
Tori Lebsack RESERVE JUNIOR HANDLER both days
Photo Credit: family member
Traveling together, these girls are best friends, exhibit great sportmenship, and are tough to beat!
Best Junior Handler TVDS Oct 2016
Jr Handler: Charese Kelly
Bernese Mtn Dog
Car-Rae's Miricle 'Mira'
Owner: Mary Dowski; Charese Kelly
Judge: Garry K. Newton
Photo Credit: Roberts
Best Jr Handler TVDS Oct 2015
Ch Rocky Mountains Cold One
Jr Handler: Tori Lebsack
Judge: Mr. Robert Frost
Photo Credit: Elaine
Charese Kelly & Bailey's Royal Echo "Jacque"
BOISE TEEN TO COMPETE IN AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION
More than 120 of the country’s top young dog handlers will compete in the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship’s Junior Showmanship competition in Orlando, Florida this December 13 – 14, 2014. As a result of hard work in the show ring and classroom, Charese Kelly of Boise, with her Standard Poodle, Bailey’s Royal Echo Jaque, who she calls “Jacque,” will contend for a top placement and scholarship dollars at this invitation – only event. Charese, a junior member of the Idaho Capital City Kennel Club, and handling student of Carol Green, also an Idaho Capital City Kennel Club member, is honored as the only teen from Idaho invited to compete.
The Junior Showmanship competition is judged on the handler’s ability to present the dog with skill and confidence. All juniors entered will compete in Preliminary classes, from which a specified number of juniors will be selected by the judges to compete in the Finals. The Junior Showmanship Final will be live streamed on www.akc.org.
Eligibility to enter is based on the juniors’ accomplishments in school and previous dog shows. Juniors entering are required to:
Four scholarships from Eukanuba Dog Foods will be awarded to junior handlers during the National Championship: the first-place winner will receive $2,000, with $1,500, $1,200 and $1000 going to second, third and fourth place, respectively.
- Be at least age 9 and under 18 years old at the time of the wins.
- Have five wins in an Open Class with competition present between October 10, 2013 and October 8, 2014.
- Have a grade point average of at least 3.0, or equivalent, for the 2013 - 2014 school year.
The AKC’s junior handler events are aimed at recognizing and supporting the special relationship between young people and dogs, encouraging responsible dog ownership, and promoting dog show participation for future generations.
For more information about the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and the Junior Showmanship competition, please visit www.akc.org/nationalchampionship/2014.
2016 Recipient of the ICCKC Owen Clouss Junior Scholarship Award
Jami M. Smith is a student at BSU. She was salutatorian of her graduating class (Fruitland High School), and has been on the Dean's List for the majority of the time she has been a student at BSU.
She has shown dogs in Junior Showmanship since age 10; spent 3 summers working with a professional handler. Jami was involved with Silver Spurs 4-H for 3 years, a Cloverbud Dog Leader, as well as dog projects with FFA.
She has worked with Smooth Fox Terriers and German Shorthaired Pointers, and involved with the American Fox Terrier Club. In 2005 she was awarded Best Junior Handler at the Washington State Cocker Spaniel Club Specialty, and qualified for AKC Natl Championship Eukanuba. In 2007 she was awarded Best Junior Handler at the Fox Terrier Exhibitor Class. In 2013 she became an AKC Breeder of Merit.
Jami states that "Purebred dogs will always be a part of my life."
Jami M. Smith
Litter of Smooth Fox Terriers co-bred by Jami
2014 and 2015 Recipient of the ICCKC Owen Clouss Junior Scholarship Award
Lexi's application essay included this statement:
"I attended an ICCKC dog show and was hooked for life!"
Lexi competes in Agility with her Border Collies. She is studying to become a Veterinary Technician and an Agility Judge.
Border Collies, 'Jessie' & 'Epic"