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Junior Resources

Junior Resources

Children and teenagers are the future of the sport of dogs and responsible dog ownership. The more they learn, the more they will grow in dog sports and as a person. The values, attitudes, and responsibility learned while competing as Juniors serve children throughout their entire lives.

Junior Showmanship

Junior Showmanship offers children between the ages of 9 and under 18 years of age an opportunity to develop their handling skills, learn about good sportsmanship, dogs, and dog shows. Juniors are judged on their ability to present, or handle, their dogs as they would in the breed ring.

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Other Sports for Juniors

Juniors may also compete and earn titles on their dogs in many AKC Events. The Junior Recognition program awards points for participation in all AKC events and additional points for earning qualifying scores or placements. Learn about Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tracking, Hunt Tests, Herding, FastCAT, Field Trials, Earthdog, Lure Coursing, Coursing Ability, Scentwork and Coonhound Events in which all juniors are eligible to compete.

Introduction Videos

Best Practices

Resources Links

AKC National Championship Events

AKC Junior Recognition Program

AKC Junior Scholarships

AKC Junior Ambassador Program

AKC Junior Education Material

AKC Junior Mentor Program

AKC Juniors On Facebook

Upcoming Junior Events & Activities

Titles Earned By Juniors