DANIELLE TAYLOR, 12 YEARS OLD
DISTRICT/COUNTY WHERE YOU LIVE: Swansea, Wales
HOW DID YOU START OFF JUNIOR HANDLING?
I started showing at the age of 7 showing my Bichon Frise. Then my started to enter me in junior handling classes.
DO YOU TAKE PART IN ANY OTHER DOGGY ACTIVITIES (OBEDIENCE ,AGILITY, FLY BALL, ETC)?
I did start obedience in a training class on a Wednesday with my bichon, but I do it for fun.
HOW MANY DOGS DO YOU LIVE WITH, OWN AND/OR SHOW?
We have 4 bichon's but we only show 3. I do show many other breeds too.
WHICH ONES DO YOU USE FOR JUNIOR HANDLING AND WHY?
I use my Bichon Daz because he is so patient and calm when on the table.
WHAT BREEDS HAVE YOU SHOWN BEFORE IN COMPETITION?
I have shown my Bichon Frise, Pugs, Shih Tzu, Papillion, Chihuahua, Whippet, Chinese crested and a Shiba Inu.
TELL US ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE (SHOWING STYLE) YOUR BREED IN JUNIOR HANDLING CLASSES?
A Bichon Frise is a table dog, So they are stacked in front of the judge's eye.
WHAT DO YOU NORMALLY WEAR IN COMPETITION?
I normally wear brown trousers with a brown top.
WHAT ARE YOUR BEST ACHIEVEMENTS?
My best achievements are being placed 1st at the Banwen open show which allowed me to have 1st in Crufts ykc 2007. 1st at the Birmingham National Champ Show 2007. 3rd at the LKA 2006. 2nd at the LKA 2007. 2nd at the Welsh kennel club 2007. 5th at Richmond 2006.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST MEMORABLE OCCASION SO FAR?
I think winning RESERVE BEST IN SHOW with my bichon Daz and then being able to qualify him for Crufts 2007 and 'DOG OF THE YEAR 2007'.
IF YOU ONLY HAD ONE 'TOP TIP' TO SHARE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
THE GOLDEN RULE: NEVER GET IN BETWEEN THE JUDGE AND THE DOG.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT JUNIOR HANDLING?
Being able to have fun with my dog and doing the best I can. =)
WHAT DISAPPOINTS YOU IN THE WORLD OF JUNIOR HANDLING?
Bad losers. When some people don't always come out with a red rosette and stomp around. Junior Handling should be fun for you and your dog.
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