Classicyds Jack Russell Terriers
Last Updated 21/10/2011 Copyright Melaine Attridge 2012
Hi, my name is Melaine Attridge but you can call me, Mel. I have been handling dogs since I turned ten at the end of 2006. Starting off with Jack Russell Terriers, as my family bred and owned them, I commenced my journey in handlers. Although handlers can be tough and challenging, I love learning about the different breeds of dogs whilst handling them and making friends.
Out of all the breeds I have shown throughout the five years of showing my favourites would be Akita Inu, Border Collie, Golden Retriever, Jack Russell Terrier, Pointer, Staffordhsire Bull Terriers and Portugese Water Dogs. In the future I hope to show and own either one or a couple of these breeds.
In November 2010 I started handling my dog, Classicyds Ringside Romance, Flirt in the Baby Puppy class. From a young age she showed potential to be a very nice bitch. At Kilcoy Show Society I handled Flirt to Runner Up in Group under Mrs Denise Smith, out of only Minor Puppy Class. I was stoked at this big win and followed it up with handling flirt to Puppy of Breed at Sydney Royal 2011. Flirt has become my baby girl and I have to admit I do spoil her a little bit.
I would like to thank Rosalyn and Lyn Fergusson (Golden Retriever), Paula Hill (Magicmine Staffordshire Bull Terriers), Vicki and Norm Schneider (Akita Inu), Sharon, Patrik and Elise Berger (Pointer) Sherri Lilley (Portugese Water Dog), Sharon Power, Clare Tyler, Brett and Vanessa Lougheed for letting me handler your dogs, your time, your patience and your guidance to help me become a better handler.
Also I would like to send a special thank-you to Clare Tyler, who helped me at 2011 Sydney Royal by showing my dog Classicyds Ringside Romance (Flirt) in Puppy in Group and being finalised in the top 4, as I was unable to be there.
I'd like to wish good luck and give a big congratulations to all the other junior handlers.