Junior Handlers in Companion Events


Title bars recognizing titles earned by Juniors will no longer be automatically mailed with Junior Recognition Certificates. Juniors wishing to receive titles bars will need to contact Juniors@akc.org and request the specific titles bar. Please include the Junior's name, mailing address, and specific title bar(s) being requested in the email.

The Companion Events staff is pleased to encourage Junior Handlers in the sports of Obedience, Agility, Rally and Tracking. In these Companion Events, any Junior Handler up to the age of 18 is eligible to compete as a Junior. They exhibit in the regular classes and in the field along with all other exhibitors at the trials and tests. They obtain the same titles and awards as adult handlers if they qualify.

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