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YKC Handling

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YKC handling competitions let members compete against one another to find out who is the best at showing their dog. The competition is held in exactly the same format as a breed ring, but it isn't the dog being judged, it's you! The most important thing to remember is: Never come between your dog and the judge. 

Want to know more about handling? Click on the button to discover what it's all about

Interested in getting started in YKC handling? Click on the button for top tips on how to start out

Click on the button to check out all the previous Handler of the year winners, keep practising, and one day your name could be here!

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Class types

There are 3 different age categories for YKC handling classes:

  • 6-11 years
  • 12-16 years
  • 17-24 years

YKC Handling is one of our most popular activities and lots of our members have become best friends through their Handling hobby.

YKC handling qualifiers are held across the country throughout the year and you can get a list of YKC handling qualifiers below for clubs that hold classes which qualify members for the YKC ring final at Crufts. The first place in each age group will qualify for Crufts provided they are a fully paid up member.