Junior Showmanship at Westminster

Since 1934, the Westminster Kennel Club has bestowed the title of Best Junior Handler to one deserving youngster. These talented handlers come from all across the country to be judged on their dog handling skills with eight advancing to the finals competition held at Madison Square Garden. These dedicated dog lovers spend countless hours training, grooming, and perfecting their ring techniques throughout the year to qualify for a chance to show at Westminster. Approximately 100 qualified juniors annually make their way to New York City for the most prestigious junior handling competition in the sport. The Westminster Kennel Club congratulates these juniors for their continued involvement and future success in the sport of purebred dogs and beyond.

See the full list of 2019 Junior Handler Winners and the Junior Showmanship Records.



2020 WKC Junior Showmanship Qualifiers

If you have qualified for the 2020 WKC Junior Showmanship competition and would like to be added to this gallery contact us.

Alison Yoho
Alison Yoho
Ariella Harris
Riley Dean
Brigid White
Marit Alsager
Lily Bennett
Fred Ortiz
Kathryn Markey
Mikala Seymour
Olivia Shelldazlo Persinger
Marilyn Dempsey
Maddy Buehler
Melony Lopez
Johnathon Wehry
Logan Yankowski
Juliana Palmer
Lila Holberg