Hi, Iím Jenni Attridge and I am 13 years old. I absolutely love dogs, and enjoy spending time with many different breeds.
I commenced competing in the Junior Handlersí ring when I turned 10 years old, and since then I have qualified each year for the Queensland State Finals of the Pedigree Junior Handlers Competition held each year at the Brisbane Royal Show (Ekka).
In 2009 I handled in both the Pedigree State Finals and in the Sweepstakes Junior Handlers at the Ekka. The dogs I handled were:
- Australian Grand Champion Lemosa My Sweet Destiny (JRT)
- Australian Champion Classicyds Cabaret (Border Collie)
I placed 2nd in the Sweepstakes Handlers' contest with Destiny.
In 2010 I handled at the Pedigree State Finals. I was very lucky to be able to use the Multi Best In Show winning sheltie: Grand Champion Tiakina Thanxfr Thmemory, Morgan. I would like to thank Sharon Power for helping me so much, providing me with a beautiful new show suit, and especially for letting me use Morgan. I loved showing her, and she is such a fun dog!
At the Junior Handler State Finals in 2011 I placed first in my age group (10 to under 13years), showing Sharon and Patrik Berger's Pointer, Soli and then for swap dog showed Ruth and Jeremy Cook's Beagle, Scotch. It was a pleasure showing these truley amazing dogs and would like to thank both Sharon and Patrik, and Ruth and Jeremy for generously letting me handle their dogs.
I have handled so many different breeds from all of the 7 different groups. While I love doing Junior Handlers with Destiny, Nadia always encourages me to try new dogs and through her I have met so many people in the dog world and had the opportunity to handle so many different breeds that I previously knew little about.
This year I have especially loved showing: Fox Terriers, Shetland Sheepdogs, Pointers & Cairn Terriers. I also had the privilege of being able to handle one of the biggest winning dogs in Australia: Multi BIS/RUBIS Aust Grand /Can Ch Grandgables Home Town Hero (Imp USA), Hero. He has won multi Royal Best In Show 3rd, multi Royal Best In Groups and many Best In Shows! Again I want to thank Sharon Power, and Clare Tyler for providing me with this opportunity!
I have had so much fun in the Junior Handlersí ring, and have made some good friends. It is great to see the people you spend time with on the weekend doing so well, both in the Junior Handlersí ring and in the All Breeds ring.
In the All Breeds ring I usually handle each week with Daddy and Nadia and my sister Mel. While I love handling Destiny, it is Hollie whom I have shown the most this year. Rudie is really my dog, but Daddy likes to show him and get all the gloryÖlol.
When I grow up, I would still love to show dogs, but I think that I would like to own: Border Collies and Shelties.
I hope you enjoyed my page and that if you see me at a show and would like some help handling your dogs please just ask. Also if I come up to you and ask to use your dog for handlers, I would really appreciate that opportunity, as I am trying to handle as many different breeds as I can to learn about all of the wonderful breeds in our dog world.