America’s Junior Handler Program

If you belong to a Junior Handlers program now or would like to join one, please consider America’s Junior Handlers sponsored by Purina Dog Food. This program is not to take the place of any program you are in, but to add more to it. America’s Junior Handlers program is also for you, if you don’t belong to another program and want to be a Junior Handler. There are forms to the left under the menu to help you get started.

America’s Junior Handlers program will include shirts and hats for everyone joining. There will be consistency awards for all four classes. These awards will be given out at the AKC SPO National during the Purina Awards and Hall of Fame banquet. There will be an America’s Junior Handlers’ National Championship trial, and the G.F.W. and G.F.R.U. will receive their awards at the banquet. When handlers make their pups an AKC Field Champion, they will also receive an award at the dinner. There will be Purina Dog Food each time you win a derby or licensed trial, make your dog an AKC Champion, or win a National Championship trial. Look forward to many other prizes, too, like backpacks and chaps, etc!

On other thing that makes America’s Junior Handlers program unique is that each handler will have the opportunity to get a FREE puppy from a top breeder. Our program will be tracked by what you achieve with YOUR puppy or puppies, not what you do handling other people’s dogs.

We will give away 60+ puppies each year. This puppy will carry the breeder’s kennel name, the name you give it, and a PP will be added at the end of the name so we can track it as a “Program Puppy.” Example: Rita Butler donates a puppy and you win it. It will carry the Choptalk kennel name, your choice of a name, and then PP: Ex: Choptalk Hot Tracks PP.

You can use your own puppy or puppies by putting the PP at the end of its name when you register it so we can track it through its entire career. Each time your puppy wins a trial during its lifetime and you are still the owner, you will receive Purina Dog Food for as long as Purina sponsors the program.

Our first puppies to be given away will be born between 7-1-13 and 12-31-13. The drawing for the puppies will be held at the UBGF All–Age Run-off in November 2013. Those puppies present will be drawn for first, so try to be there and get first in line for your very own Program Puppy for FREE! If you are unable to attend, if your name is drawn you will need to arrange a pick-up for your puppy from the breeder’s kennel.

All you need to do to be in the America’s Junior Handlers program sponsored by Purina Dog Food is to be between the ages of 7 and 17 on January 1st of 2015. Download and print a copy of the AJH Puppy Request form on this site, or send your name, address, email address, and phone number to Kaylynn Williams at:
2534 North 1900 East Rd, Martintown, IL 60951

We cannot promise that you will win a puppy, but if you don’t you can still use your own. We cannot promise the sex of the puppy, but if you put in what gender you prefer, we will try to get that for you. If you definitely do not want a particular gender of puppy, please tell that to Kaylynn when you send her your other info.

REMEMBER, we encourage you to stay in any program you are already in. Ours is different; it rewards you for what you achieve with your own dog. You can have the best of both!

(More program details coming soon!)


You can find the forms you need printed in the October issue of Hounds & Hunting. You can also view them here.

Author: Tamah DePriest

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