BETHAN WILLIAMS, 16 YEARS OLD
DISTRICT/COUNTY WHERE YOU LIVE:Porth
HOW DID YOU START OFF JUNIOR HANDLING?
I started showing at the age of 4, showing my really calm Golden Bobby, then when I turned 6 my mum started to enter me in the junior handling using my granddads Norfolk Terrier Spud
DO YOU TAKE PART IN ANY OTHER DOGGY ACTIVITIES (OBEDIENCE,AGILITY,FLYBALL,ETC)?
I train my German Spitz in obedience & agility but only do it for fun, all though I do compete every year at Jersey Junior Handling Team Match.
HOW MANY DOGS DO YOU LIVE WITH,OWN AND/OR SHOW?
We have 4 Golden Retrievers, 2 German Spitz, 2 Welsh Springer, a Welsh Terrier and a Tibetan Terrier, but I show many other breeds
WHICH ONES DO YOU USE FOR JUNIOR HANDLING AND WHY?
I tend to use the Tibetan Terrier as she's calm and really enjoys showing
WHAT BREEDS HAVE YOU SHOWN BEFORE IN COMPETITION?
Border Collies, Jap & German Spitz, Newfoundlands, Goldens, Flat-coats, Labs, English & Welsh Springers, Norwich & Norfolks, Pharaoh Hounds anything and everything really!!
TELL US ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE (SHOWING STYLE) YOUR BREED IN JUNIOR HANDLING CLASSES?
I handle naturally because you should show the dog of not yourself. My breed is stacked and is a table dog she's stood square, I usually walk with her on the gait and I string her up.
WHAT DO YOU NORMALLY WEAR IN COMPETITION?
I have lots of suits because I show lots of breeds but I tend to wear my green skirt suit because it will go behind mostly all the different colour dogs.
WHAT ARE YOUR BEST ACHIEVEMENTS?
I think my best achievement was going over to the US with a professional handler and winning every handling class except for one where I came 2nd!!
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST MEMORABLE OCCASION SO FAR?
I think winning my first best puppy in show with my first German Spitz (Mittel), and going over to America.
IF YOU ONLY HAD ONE 'TOP TIP' TO SHARE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT JUNIOR HANDLING?
Meeting new people
WHAT DISAPPOINTS YOU IN THE WORLD OF JUNIOR HANDLING?
Gossip and arrogance.
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