Eryn stars at Crufts
Amazing news for Eryn Williams, in Year 12, who was placed second in the Crufts Young Kennel Club (YKC) Gundog Handling class. This is a fantastic achievement for Eryn who qualified for the prestigious Crufts event and competed in a group of 12.
Eryn was working in partnership with Lyra, her Golden Retriever who at only two-years-old is showing maturity and skill beyond her years. Eryn’s passion for dogs and dog handling started at a very young age and she has been competing in the YKC events for nine years. She has competed at Crufts since 2017 and this is the fourth time she has been placed in the top three.
In the gundog handling class, the judge is solely looking at the handler, how they communicate with their dog and handle it in accordance with the breed. The judge sets the patterns and commands for all the competitors, such as triangles, straight lines and figures of eights.
Eryn competes most weekends, locally in open shows and across the country in championships. She also handles for other breeders.
Eryn said: “I love dog handling and particularly enjoy the experiences I gain from working with different breeds. It’s a lot of fun and I get to meet a lot of lovely people who have the same passion as me.”
Eryn is passionate about animals. She is hoping to study for a career in Veterinary Science in the future.