Juniorhandling is for the future of the dog world. Young people showing off their excellent handling skills and having fun with their dog. At the EDS, you can participate all four days and go to the final where the best of the best is found!
Individual juniorhandling competitions will take place each of the four days. Each day, the judge will select 3 finalists from the entered juniorhandlers and these 3 juniorhandlers will compete in the semifinals on Sunday for a spot in the final with the national representatives. 5 juniorhandlers will go from the semifinal to the final.
On Sunday, a final with the national representatives and the 5 juniorhandlers from the semifinal will take place and the judge will place the 4 best juniorhandlers.
The start time and ring for judging of junior handling will be published no later than 2 weeks before the show.
Participation in junior handling is for everyone between the age of 10 and 18, but not 18 on the day of the show. An exception is made for the national representatives, who can compete at the age of 18 but not 19.
At DKK’s international shows, it is allowed for the junior handler to participate with the same dog on all days of a show weekend. The dog does not have to be entered at the show, but it must be able to enter an official class (find the specific requirements in the show regulations).
Due to time issues, it cannot be expected that a dog entered in regular breed judging, can also participate in junior handling, which takes place during the day.
It is required that juniors compete in the semi-final - and final - with the same dog that they qualified with in the daily competition. Exceptions can be made if the dog in question has been injured or sick since the qualification. In this case, a veterinarian certificate is needed or an official related to Juniorhandling can clearly see the dog's injury.
At region- and breed club shows, the organizers can choose to deviate from the above-mentioned.