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JAVIER GONZALES MENDIKOTE

Javier Gonzalez Mendikote has been involved in dog world since young age. He got his first dog, English Cocker Spaniel, from his uncle, a world known German Shepherd breeder. It was him who though him all the basics about the dogs and their structure. Best in Show at the European Dog show in Bucharest in 2012, Best of Group at CRUFTS in 2015, Reserve Best in Show at the World Dog Show in Helsinki in 2014, Eukanuba World Challenge 2017 are some of Javier's proudest wins, just to name a few. Nowadays, Javier enjoys passing him knowledge, especially to young people interested in the sport. He gives a lot of seminars all around the world. Besides giving seminars, he judged couple of Junior Handling competitions around Europe.

ALICE VARCHI

Back to junior handling days, Alice was Junior Handler of the Year 2007 in Italy. In 2008 she was awarded third place at the Pedigree International Junior Handling Final at Crufts, 4th place at the World Junior Handling Final in Stockholm, and 2nd at the European Dog Show in Budapest. Reaching the age of 18 years old she became founder president on the unofficial “Italian Junior Handlers Association”. Nowdays, Alice is still an active member of Junior Handler Committee in Italy.
In 2013 Alice judged Daily Selection of the World Dog Show, in 2014 she judged the Italian Junior Handling Final, in 2015 she coordinated the Junior Handling at World Dog Show in Milan and in 2018 she judged be German Junior Handling Final.

RICHARD PAQUETTE

Richard Paquette has been involved in purebred dogs since 1971, and is now a retired professional dog handler, a profession he enjoyed for 15 years. During this time he finished over 500 champions in 80 different breeds and won over 150 All Breed Best in Shows on 16 different breeds. He has served on the executives of All Breed and Specialty breed clubs and is currently a Canadian Kennel Club and Director, Chairperson of the CKC Junior Kennel Club, President of the Canadian Shih Tzu Club. Richard has been honored with Life Memberships in the Canadian Kennel Club, the Sudbury & District Kennel Club and the Canadian Shih Tzu Club as well as being awarded an Honourary Membership in the Canadian Professional Handlers Association.

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MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOS

While not learning and practicing...






SUNDAY

Evening practice
with Alice

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SUNDAY

"Dog First Aid" seminar by
Dr. Vet. Igor Mioč






MONDAY

All day seminar & practices
with Alice

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testimonial

I think this system which combines lessons with plenty of free time was great. Everything was really nice, especially the atmosphere. The food was delicious, too!

Darina, Russia
testimonial

I loved teachers and that we had opportunity to meet new people and make friends. The most interesting lessons were about grooming tools and first aid for dogs.

Zara, Croatia
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TUESDAY

All day seminar & practices
with Javier






WEDNESDAY

All day seminar & practices
with Richard

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testimonial

Thank you for the most amazing 5 days in this summer. I think that with Alicia and Javier it was so much fun and I learned something new. Especially with Javier, because he tell us his tips and tricks which were so usefull later on Split shows. And last but not least thank you that you teach me how to play UNO.

Tereza, Czech Republic
testimonial

I really liked that there were a lot of teachers with a lot of different experiences. That's why we learned different ways that the judge judges a dog, how to groom different breeds of dogs etc. Everything was always nicely organized even if it was raining. The presentations were interesting and educational. We learned the basics of junior handling and also some little things that are also very important.

Karla, Croatia
1st junior handling summer camp

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