Junior Handlers are the FUTURE of our Sport, the Juniors on this page are dedicated hard working youngsters that the BTCLA, Inc is very proud to call their own. At home, the Juniors learn from their parents how to properly care for the dogs. They have been taught how to properly groom the dogs for competition. They attend handling classes to fine tune their skills as handlers. Some of these Juniors apprentice under Professional handlers at shows.
The BTCLA, Inc also has one token Boxer that is shown by a club members Grandson.
The Boston Terrier Club of America awards certificates to the Top 20 Boston Terrier Junior Handlers in the nation each year.
2014 Peyton Pierce is the Number 4 Boston Terrier Junior Handler in the country.
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The Junior Showmanship exhibitors at the BOSTON TERRIER CLUB OF AMERICA National Specialty 2012
Back Row Left to Right: John Kurts, Conrad Kurts, Judge Dr Steve Keating, Zoe Patton, Paige Johnson, Marie Stahmer
Front Row Left to Right: Levi Patton, Camryn Rutherford, Daniel Pine, Jarrett Carter, Thomas Carter.
While John and Conrad Kurts are the only BTCLA representatives at the National. The BTCLA is proud of each and every Boston Terrier Junior handler.
Junior Handler Jesslyn Sullivan Showing "Dozer" to Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex in Conformation Competition
Jesslyn Competes in Open Intermediate when showing in Junior Showmanship
Junior Handler Lane Richardson and "Conan" winning their very first Novice Class win. Lane has moved up to the Open Junior class after achieving 3 first place Novice class wins.
Congratulations to all the winners at the Livingston Parish Fair Dog Show. Conrad Kurts won first in Boston Terriers, first in Non- sporting and Best of Breed then went on to place first in his Jr Showmanship class. Wow what a day! John Kurts placed 2nd in Boston Terrier Class and Jesslyn Sullivan placed 3rd in the Boston Terrier class. Both John and Jesslyn showed great in Jr Showmanship.