Manitoba Junior Handling

History 
Junior Kennel Clubs exist to promote the participation and education of young Canadians in all activities involving dogs, and especially purebred dogs. Their chief goal should be to create and nurture in their members a lifelong affection and understanding of animals, whether these members have only a family pet, or wish to develop their expertise in dogs to the highest levels.

Membership   
Membership shall be confined to persons who are under 18 years of age.

Class Structure - Conformation

  • Peewee -

    This class is for handlers 4 years of age up to 6 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year. This class is optional and non-competitive. No placements are to be awarded; only participant ribbons, rosettes and token trophies may be presented.

  • Junior Novice -

    This class is for handlers 7 to 10 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have not won 6 first places in the same class with competition.


  • Junior Open -

    This class is for handlers 7 to 10 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have won 6 first places with competition.It is understood that once the handler has entered and competed in the Junior Open Class he may not compete in the Junior Novice Class again.


  • Intermediate Novice Class -

    This class is for handlers 11 to 14 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have not won 6 first places in the same class with competition.


  • Intermediate Open Class -

    This class is for handlers 11 to 14 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have won 6 first places with competition and for any handler who has progressed through the Junior Open level and feels that he has enough experience to compete at this level.

  • Senior Novice -

    This class is for handlers 15 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year and up to 18 years of age, who have not won 6 first places with competition in this class. Handlers from the Intermediate levels progress to this class.


  • Senior Open -

    This class is for handlers 15 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year and up to 18 years of age, who have won 6 first places with competition in the Senior Novice Class, and for any handler who has progressed through the Intermediate Open level and feels that he has enough experience to compete at this level.