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Collie Club of America Junior Activities

Thursday April 4th
Junior Meeting and Pizza Party

Takes place 30 minutes after the completion of judging in Peoria Civic Center Room 220. No dogs will be needed on this night.

Friday April 5th
Junior Handling Clinic for ALL Ages 

Takes place 30 minutes after the completion of judging in the ring. Juniors will need their dog and some bait. If a junior is in need of a dog, we will be glad to help find a dog for you to work with.

Children under 5 will be provided the opportunity to participate in the handling clinic on Friday evening prior to the start of the official handling clinic. Please send inquiries to Jennifer Rutkas (jrutkas@gmail.com) , Katie Rendina (kathrynskilton@gmail.com), or Bree Ardizzone-Sulewski (bardizzone315@gmail.com)  prior to the handling clinic.

Saturday April 6th
Junior Showmanship Competition and Pee Wee Attraction PLUS Annual Group Photo

Juniors will compete in the ring per the judging program, followed by The Tuff Quest Scholarship Presentation and the Pee Wee event.

Pee Wee entries will only be taken on April 5th and 6th with a limit of 10 Pee Wee handlers. Entry cost is $5. Each dog and child team will require an adult supervisor to be present in the ring. Rules for Pee Wee are below. More information is available on the AKC Pee Wee Special Attraction page.

Pee Wee Special Attraction

The Pee Wee Special Attraction is a pre-Junior Showmanship class. The Pee Wee class is geared toward children 5–9 years of age. Children younger than five or older than eight cannot participate in the Pee Wee Class Special Attraction. Each Pee Wee unit consists of the child, his/her parent/guardian/responsible adult, and the dog. Only one Pee Wee unit is in the ring at a time. This is not a competitive class, but rather a fun, learning experience for the child and the adult. The entry form and a release must be signed by the child’s parent, legal guardian, or a responsible adult.

  • The dog must be at least six months of age.
  • Bitches in season will not be allowed to participate.
  • All dogs entered must have the proper lead and collar.
  • A responsible adult must be present with the child both inside and outside the ring. The adult is to maintain control of the dog outside of the ring.
  • The dog must be a Collie.

The safety of both the dogs and Juniors inside and outside the ring is a primary concern. Outside of the ring, the dog is to be controlled by the adult accompanying the child. At the Judge’s discretion based upon the size of the child and the dog, for safety purposes the adult may be asked to attach a second lead to the dog so both child and adult will walk the dog together.

Any questions regarding Pee Wee can be sent to Katie Rendina (kathrynskilton@gmail.com)

Upon the completion of both events, all juniors will receive the opportunity to take a picture with their dog with the photographer. Once all individual junior photos are completed, it is requested that juniors of ALL ages return to the photographer’s stand without their dogs to do a group photo.