The Young Kennel Club (YKC) is on the look out for young people
who have made a special contribution to the dog world this year,
and is inviting nominations for the Shaun McAlpine Outstanding
Young Person Award
If you know a YKC member who tirelessly trains their dog to the
highest standard, or who gives up their free time for the benefit
of dogs, make sure you put them forward for the award. Finalists
will be invited to Crufts 2012 where their dedication and hard work
will be celebrated and the overall winner will be chosen.
The award is the highest level of achievement for young dog
lovers. For over 20 years, Ed and Cindy McAlpine have presented the
Shaun McAlpine Trophy and awards at Crufts in memory of their son
Shaun, who was tragically killed in a road accident two weeks after
his 22nd birthday in November 1984.
The trophy is awarded annually to encourage young dog lovers to
become more involved in dog activities, as Shaun himself had
achieved considerable success as a dog handler.
Anybody can nominate a YKC member for this fantastic award,
including parents, trainers and teachers. Reasons to nominate can
include anything and everything that you think warrants a young
person to be applauded for their effort in upholding the aims of
the YKC and ensuring all dogs live healthy, happy lives. Here are
just a few examples:
- Taking part in fundraising or raising awareness for dog
- Helping to organise a dog activity
- Helping others (training, stewarding, mentoring)
- Success in competitions and training
- Volunteering (at dog training clubs, stewarding, shows)
To nominate, fill in the form, which can be found at www.ykc.org.uk, and email it
firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to Shaun McAlpine
Outstanding Young Person Award, Young Kennel Club Team, The Kennel
Club, 1-5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8AB.
Nominations close on Tuesday 31st January 2012.