Messukeskus Helsinki 18–19 Dec 2021

Finland's biggest dog event

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Junior handling

Young handlers compete in Junior Handling on both days at Messukeskus.

Finnish Championship event

The Finnish Championship event in Junior Handling is held on Saturday 18th 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 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.

Some Finnish Championship events planned for 2021 had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. The Finnish Kennel Club’s youth section is currently working in order to be able to award the remaining slots to the Finnish Championship final at the last Finnish Championship event at Dog Fair Finland on Saturday.

More information regarding this is published as soon as possible and we will open the entry to Saturday’s competition as soon as all necessary measures have been taken.

Saturday's Junior Handling competition is judged by Audur Sigurgeirsdottir, Iceland.

The entry to the competition is opened shortly.

Finnish Championship final

The Finnish Championship final in Junior Handling is held on Sunday 19th December. All winners of Finnish Championship events in 2021 participate in the final. Contestants in the Finnish Championship final must be Finnish citizens and members of the Finnish Kennel Club.

The Finnish Championship final in Junior Handling is judged by Alice Varchi, Italy.