RHIANNON NOW 18 WITH VIENNA, ABBI AND SASSIE
RHIANNON NOW 18 WITH HER DOG IZZY
MIRANDA NOW 15 WITH SPICE
REBECCA NOW 19 WITH HER DOG lADY
Rebecca now age 16
RHIANNON NOW AGE 15
Liam now age 15
Miranda now age 13
Miranda with Jalhar Miles Ahead (Miles)
Miranda also as multiple placings in Junior Handling and has twice won Reserve Best Handler in Show
Rebecca with All the way to Vigor (Abbi). Rebecca has multiple places in Junior Handling, Beagle Open Show Puppy, Junior Dog and Veteran with Jalhar Ray Of Light (Sasie)
Jalhar Juniors are Mick and Liz’s children combined. Mick’s children are Liam Aged 15 and Miranda aged 13. Liz’s daughters Rebecca Aged 16 and Rhiannon Aged 15.All have taken part in Junior handling and are members of the Junior Kennel Club.
All the children help with the general looking to the dogs and litters of puppies when we have them. They also help train the show dogs,lead train and stack then road walk ,take them on buses and get their friends to visit so they are socialized ready to show. They and the grandchildren Dylan and Leah also help bath and groom and all the dogs which is always fun !
Rebecca was lucky in 2007 to be asked to take part in the Friends for Life Performance which takes place in the main arena of Crufts of the last night just before Best In Show is judged!
This involves Junior Kennel Club members and their dogs joining stage coach children and professional opera singers to sing several songs while the six chosen dogs and owner finalists are presented to both the audience and BBC television viewers.
Then the winning owner and dog is chosen and presented with their trophy. All this involves several nights of practice of both singing and moving, children adults and dogs into the right places at the right time.
All the children were given a cap and t-shirt for the event as well as plenty of food and drinks! Everything went well and Rebecca and Miles
( Jalhar Miles Ahead ) really enjoyed it – even though Miles insisted on having a wee in the main arena in the middle of the performance!
The BBC sent every person that took part a DVD copy of what they have filmed to keep as a memento which was really nice.
Here are a few pictures of Becky and Miles who are on the bottom right hand side of the pictures.
Rhiannon with Jalhar Melody Maker (Jazz),
Rhiannon has multiple places in Junior handling with Jazz and also achieved Best Beagle Puppy a Lichfield and District Open Show.