We are so proud of our talented group of Junior handlers (ages 9 - 18).
In the Pacific NW, AKC Juniors is one of the most competitive rings in any show, averaging over 50 competitors a show. 50! While it's great that so many youth are involved in conformation, it also means that the competition is extreme. Judges often remark that Juniors in the NW are the best overall and the toughest to judge because they're so GOOD! But the ribbons are few and only one person can become Best Junior Handler at any show.
Junior Showmanship requires skills and training above and beyond that of the breed ring. Specialized skills, multiple poses and ring saavy make the difference. That's what we teach and instill into Around the Ring Juniors.
We're very proud to have a history of Eukanuba and Westminster qualifiers from our classes, but we're even more impressed by the supportive community that forms among the youth and parents at Around the Ring. There's always a friend nearby to cheer you on, sympathize, offer help or share information.
For more information or a complimentary Junior's evaluation...
Contact Marian Sweeney or 425-530-8548.