Treasure Coast Kennel Club - Junior Showmanship Classes

Treasure Coast Kennel Club offers Junior Showmanship training classes. Also Called Junior Handler. Participation in Junior Showmanship is intended to encourage Juniors to learn how to care for and present different breeds. Part of the educational process could include apprenticeship or assisting professional handlers. Junior Showmanship shall be judged solely on the ability and skill of the Juniors in handling their dogs as in the breed ring. The show qualities of the dogs shall not be considered. Junior Handlers shall not be required to exchange dogs. The judge must excuse a handler and dog from the ring if, in his opinion, the handler cannot properly control the dog. In this class the instructors will teach the juniors all the necessary skills for competing in AKC Junior Showmanship. 

 

Please be sure you have read, and abide by our Aggressive Dog Policy prior to registering for this course. 
 

Cost: $30.00 for 5 weeks, payable on the first night, checks made out to TCKC. 

 

Notes: Children should dress appropriately to be running, kneeling on the floor etc, and to wear sneakers, no sandals or flip flops please. Bring the dog you will be showing or borrowing. We hope to see you all there for some fun and learning experiences!

 

Dates: TBD

Novice

This shall be for boys and girls who are at least 9 years old and under 18 years old on the day of the show and who at the time entries close have not won three (3) first place awards, with competition present, in a Novice Class at a licensed or member show.

Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Classes

Each of the regular classes may be divided by age into Junior, Intermediate and Senior Classes. A Junior Class shall be for boys and girls who are at least 9 years old and under 12 years old on the day of the show. The Intermediate Class shall be for boys and girls who are at least 12 years old and under 15 years old on the day of the show. The Senior Class shall be for boys and girls who are at least 15 years old and under 18 years old on the day of the show.

Open

This class shall be for boys and girls who are at least 9 years old and under 18 years old on the day of the show, and who have won three first place awards in a Novice Class in a licensed or member show, with competition present.