During Saturday and Sunday of the Birmingham National Dog show, the YKC will be hosting two training days for young handlers to improve existing skills, or to try handling for the first time.
Both days are open to all members aged 6-24 years. These sessions will be split into advanced members and members who are less experienced.
Training for one full day will cost £20 per member. For more information and booking go to https://www.ykc.org.uk
For the 2019 show we have scheduled Special Beginners classes for all breeds and a Special Beginners Groups.
“Have a Go – An Introduction to dog showing” will be held each day at Birmingham National Dog Show commencing at 2.15pm.
This will be led by Christina Chapman and will give a step by step guide for new exhibitors or those who may be interested in showing their dog. A have a Go ring will be provided for those who wish to receive tips on how to handle their dog in the ring.
The Seminars will be free of charge. Anyone interested should report to the Secretary’s office.
Also these Seminars delivered by Christina Chapman:
Thursday 9th May – Puppy Development – 11am
Friday 10th May – Stewarding 11.00am
Saturday 11th May – Requirements of a Dog Show Judge 9am
Sunday 12th May – Conformation & Movement 9am.
Refreshments available half hour before start times.
To book contact Christina Chapman on 01507 363736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadly our President Mrs Meriel Hathaway died shortly before the 2015 Show and the Society scheduled The Meriel Hathaway Memorial Open Stakes at the 2016 Show. These Stakes will again be scheduled at the 2019 Show and will be judged by Mr Geoffrey Davies. The Society are offering generous prize money for these stakes and special rosettes will also be provided.