Junior Handling

Participation in FCI World Dog Show

Zagreb 2024




National representation


The representative of each country has to be a national citizen of the country that he/she is granted to represent.

If the country does not have junior handling activity, it is not allowed to send a candidate to

FCI World dog show Junior Handling finals.





Age groups


Only the single group aged 10-18 years will be allowed to take part in the Open Junior Handling

competitions taking place on each day of the FCI World Dog Show.

Participants taking part in the International Open Junior Handling competitions happening on each day of

FCI World Dog Show, have to be less than 18 years of age on the date of the first day of the

International Open Junior Handling Competition.


Only the participants who are competing as the official national representatives

in the final Junior Handling Competition held at the FCI Word Dog show can be under 19 years of age

on the day of the Final Junior Handling Competition held at an FCI World Dog Show. *


The above is only valid unless an event has been cancelled or postponed due to force majeure,

in which case the original dates of the competition should be considered as referential.


*The amendments on the maximum age allowed came into force from 2019 onwards.






Information to the participants


The show organiser will confirm the participation of each junior handler early enough before the competitions.

The participants will also get clear written and publicised instructions about

ALL Junior Handling Competitions taking place during World dog show:

a map of the show ground indicating clearly where all of the Junior Handling Competition will take place;

the exact times and also the name(s) of the judge(s).






Competition procedure


Daily Open Competitions:

Every day, the judge selects the best three (3) of each Open Competition without placing them.






Final Junior Handling Competition:


The Final Junior Handling Competition will be arranged on the last day of the FCI World show

in the Main Ring just before the group competitions and Best in show programme begins.


The best junior handlers from the Open Competitions compete in the Final Junior Handling Competition

together with the participants sent by the National Canine Organisations.


The judge selects the best three (3) participants and places them accordingly.








At FCI World dog Show Zagreb 2024, the following rules apply:



Each daily Open Competition consists of a preliminary decision competition which takes place in a separate ring,
and in a final competition in the afternoon which takes place in the main ring.
The junior handler may participate each day in the daily Open Competitions unless he/she has already
been placed among the best three (3) on one of the Open Competition days.
The breeds handled in the Junior Handling competition do not necessarily have to be the same as those
which are judged in the World show on the same day, but dogs that are handled
in Junior Handling have to be entered at the WDS.
Every country (national organisation) is entitled to designate one participant who may compete
only in the final competition of the FCI World dog Show on official email.
The qualified National representative may not compete in the daily qualifying Open Competitions
held at the same FCI World dog Show.
In daily qualifying Open Competitions, Junior Handlers are not bound to comply with the order
of the starting numbers as the dog may be entered in the World dog show.

The assisting ring stewards will take care that not too many juniors are in the ring
at the same time and that dogs match in size.




If you have any question, please contact Ivan Kovačić, 

main coordinator for Junior Handling at the World dog show Zagreb 2024 

on email: juniorhandling@worlddogshow2024.com 

Tip for mobile users: 

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