The Flatcoated Retriever Society is keen to encourage and promote young people's interest in the breed. For further information, please contact Helen Osborne-Brown, the Junior Members' Co-Ordinator, via the link on the Contacts Page..

There are many different activities that Juniors can partake in including showing and junior handling, obedience, agility, flyball, field trials, working trials and even heelwork
to music .

For more information about becoming a Junior Member of the Flatcoated Retriever Society please contact the Membership Secretary, Brian Broadbent on 01702 545348 or email him via the link on the Contacts Page..

The Kennel Club also run the Young Kennel Club (YKC) to encourage and promote young people's interests in dogs. For YKC details click here.

 

 

 

Junior Handling FCRS Open Show 10th June 2017

Results of Junior Handling at the Open Show 10th June 2017 - Judge Mrs A. Youens

Class 32 : 6-11 Years  - 1st Molly Davis
Class 33  12-16 Years - 1st Bryony Fossett,  2nd Freya Taylor-Ellis

Well done to all the Juniors who took part.

Photo of Class 32 6-11 Years Winner  Molly Davis (below) 
(Photos by Sarah Egginton)


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Photo below of Class 33: 12-16 Year Olds 1st Bryony Fossett and 2nd Freya Taylor Ellis

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Junior Handling Report for 41st Breed Championship Show 2/4/17

                 FLATCOATED RETRIEVER SOCIETY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2ND APRIL 2017

Junior Handling Classes

The Society has always encouraged and offered tuition to the junior members who wish to progress in our hobby. Our breed is not always the easiest in the show ring and it takes a lot of hard work and patience to get the best out of your charge, particularly if you are handling a young dog. The handling, precision and sportsmanship of some of the youngsters today was very impressive and bodes well for the future. For those handling for the first time please persevere and you will see the results. Well done to you all.

6 – 11 Years 3 (1). 1. Emma Wyatt aged 10, handling a young dog and I believe her first attempt in the show ring. She listened to instructions and carried them out to the best of her ability whilst remaining calm with her charge who was at times wanting to go her own way. Her positioning on the move was good and she ensured that she did not get between the judge and the dog. 2. Ben Colson aged 9, handled well and followed instructions but managed to get between the judge and his dog on the triangle.

12 – 16 Years 3 (0). This was a very difficult class to split the first two handlers who both put on first class handling skills throughout their time in the ring. I am sure they do and will change places with each other on different occasions. Well done to you both. 1. Georgina Mellor aged 15, did not put a foot wrong, presented herself and her charge to perfection by always being in the right place at the right time. The bond between her and her charge was obvious and the final decision was made right at the end when she just managed to get the dogs attention at a critical time. 2. Meaylee Lewis aged 14, all the same remarks apply and I am sure that on another day she could have taken the winners spot. Expertly handled throughout the class whilst being sympathetic to her charge and showing such good sportsmanship when I had to make a decision. 3. Thomas Wyatt aged 12, handling a young dog for the first time. Did not get flustered and I am sure has the makings of becoming a good handler.

 

Brian Izzard (Judge)

Junior Handling Show News

On Saturday 6th August at Paignton Ch Show Robert Beevers won the 6-11 years YKC handling and at the National Gundog Association Championship show 7th August 2016, Melissa Osborne Brown won the YKC Handling (17-24 Yrs) with Cassiopi Just Dance For Perrymel and also came 2nd in the YKC Members Stakes class with Cassiopi Phynns Tribute By Perrymel ShCM.  The judge for the handling class was Mrs Katie Stewart and Mrs Sandra Marshall for the stakes class. Well done Melissa. Overall a good weekend for the Juniors.

Juniors Report Open Show 4th June 2016

At the Open show on Saturday at Stoneleigh Andy and I put on some junior handling training.  We had 2 juniors turn up and we had fun training with and without dogs.

After a training session Sarah Egginton was asked to judge them on what they had learned that morning.  Both children did very well with their dogs and after consideration and a very close decision Sarah gave 1st to Lee with Tor and 2nd to Abbey with Dudley, both receiving a goody bag and Special Rosette.

I will put a more thorough report in the newsletter and look forward to receiving news from the juniors over the summer.

Please get articles and results to me by the 10th August 2016, to be included in the Autumn newsletter. 

Good luck everyone for the summer.

Many thanks

Helen Osborne-Brown
Junior Coordinator
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Junior Handling: 40th Ruby Anniversary Breed Championship Show: Sunday 3rd April 2016

Breed show 12

 

1st Meaylee Lewis and 2nd Abby Bellamy : Judge Miss Melissa Osborne-Brown Clas for 12-16 year olds

 

Breed show 11

 

1st Robert Beevers age 10 in Class 6-11 year olds

 

Results:

6- 11 years     1st Robert Beevers handling Bramatha Brownie (Brownie)         

                         2nd Abbie Looker handling Telurn Better be Good (Dudley)

                         3rd Ben Colson handling Eskwinds Driving Miss Daisy to Windyhollows (Daisy)

                        4th Maisie Ballard-West handling Ch Calzeat Causa Commotion at Flatcharm (Douglas)

12-16 years   1st Meaylee Lewis handling Draketor Sea Gypsy among Fairwinds (Gypsy)

                        2nd Abby Bellamy handling Bochilbarley Izzy's Moon at Moontorn (Jess)

 

Click here for the Judges Report

Crufts: International Junior Handling

Anabel Leedu from Estonia handling Kelly Hollands "Douglas" came 3rd out of 45 in the International Junior Handling (the only one handling a Flatcoated Retriever and freestanding dog). Well done Anabel.

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Lauren and Luke Huyton

A big well done to Lauren and Luke Huyton for their wins at Crufts yesterday (11/03/16).  Lauren Huyton came 3rd in the Best Young Handler (Under 14 years) - Mixed class and Luke Huyton 1st in the Best Young Handler (14-18 Years) Mixed with Hopevalley Morning Madness At Hightyne owned by Mr P and Mrs C Huyton.

 

FCRS Ch Show Junior Handling

Results of the Junior Handling at the Championship Show held on Sunday 6th April 2014.  Congratulations to all the junior handlers for taking part.

 

  Junior Handling 6-11 Years (2, 1 Absent)
  1st  Robert Beevers  
     
  Junior Handling 12-16 Years (6 , 3 Absent )
  1st  Laura Leigh  
  2nd Georgina Mellor  
  3rd  Emily Powell  

Working Training Day for Junior Handlers

Would any Juniors between the ages of 10-16 interested in taking part in a Working Training Day to be held in a central part of the country please contact Helen Osborne-Brown or Terry Sparkes.   The idea is to introduce younger flatcoat people to the working side of the breed or encourage and give new ideas and advice to those that already work their dogs.  Helen and Terry Sparkes contact details can be found on the Contacts page.

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