Junior Handlers Competition 2023

Handler Profile

Handler Name : Imogen Steer
Age Class : 10 to under 13 years
Competition State : VIC

Points tally based on top 40 shows (points value) : 53
Number of First Place Wins : 12
Number of Second Place Wins : 1

Starting 2022 winning her heat at the DV NYE committee shows & then the final on 3rd January awarded Champion handler 7-under10yo. From there has been given the opportunity to handle a variety of breeds not just in handlers but in the classes at all breeds & specialty level. Given a dobermann neuter to show she titled her in 2 months with awards that included several neuter in show, runner-up neuter in show & other group & RUIG wins.

Victorian State Final saw Imogen win the 7-10 year age group with a dobermann & a whippet as her swap dog.

The most thrilling win by far was being awarded Best Overall Junior handler champion Melbourne Royal 2022 which enables her to compete at the World Dog Show in Geneva, Switzerland August 2023.

Finishing 2022 as #1 National Junior handler 7-10 years with 22 first place & 2 second place handling many different breeds.

2023 will be an interesting year with Imogen turning 10 in April & moving up the middle age group.
Date Show Name Breed Result Points Top 40
16-Apr-2023 Ladies Kennel Club Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) First 2 Y
22-Apr-2023 Deniliquin Whippet First 2 Y
25-Apr-2023 Toy Poodle Society Shetland Sheepdog Third 3 Y
18-May-2023 Shepparton & Dist. Schnauzer (Miniature) Second 2 Y
3-Jun-2023 Dogs SA Winter International Samoyed First 7 Y
4-Jun-2023 Dogs SA Winter International Dobermann First 8 Y
2-Jul-2023 Box Hill & District Shetland Sheepdog First 3 Y
8-Jul-2023 Junior kennel club Australian Shepherd First 7 Y
23-Jul-2023 North Of The Harbour Australian Shepherd First 2 Y
12-Aug-2023 Lillydale kc Dachshund (Long Haired) First 3 Y
23-Sep-2023 Melbourne Royal Dachshund (Long Haired) First 1 Y
30-Sep-2023 Melbourne Royal Dobermann First 6 Y
21-Oct-2023 Kyabram AG Boston Terrier First 2 Y
22-Oct-2023 Echuca KC Schnauzer (Miniature) First 5 Y
Pointscore total based on top 40 shows (points value) 53