Junior Handling

Young handlers compete in Junior Handling on all three days at Messukeskus.

Nordic Championship

The Nordic Championship competition in Junior Handling is held on Saturday 9th December. Each Nordic country participates with its own team of four Junior Handlers. These talented young handlers compete for both individual and team championship. The competition will be judged by Jason Lynn, UK. Judge presentation

Finnish Championship event

The Finnish Championship event in Junior Handling is held on Friday 8th December. The competition is open for 10–17 year olds. In the competition, the young handler's ability to show the dog as typically for its breed as possible is judged, as well as the handler’s ability to highlight the best features of the dog. The contestants are divided into two age groups: 10–13 year olds and 14–17 year olds The judge places the five best contestants in each age group. The winners of each age group then compete against each other for the title Best Junior Handler of the Day.

The winner of the Finnish Championship event gets a ticket to the Finnish Championship final in Junior Handling. The contestants of the Finnish Championship final must be Finnish citizens and members of the Finnish Kennel Club. Thereby, a foreign winner of the Finnish Championship event can be the Best Junior Handler of the Day, but he or she may not participate in the Finnish Championship final.

The schedule for the Finnish Championship event is published later.

The competition will be judged by Denis Sabolic, Croatia. Judge presentation

Finnish Championship final

The Finnish Championship final in Junior Handling is held on Sunday 10th December. All winners of Finnish Championship events in 2017 participate in the final.

The competition will be judged by Anna-Bella Halltunen, Finland. Judge presentation