Hello, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Brittney Lusk and I am 17 years old. I am from a small town called Rio Linda, in Northern California and I have a passion for dogs. I show dogs in AKC (American Kennel Club) conformation-based dog shows all over California and into neighboring states. Not only do I show in conformation, I also show in Junior Showmanship. Junior Showmanship is where kids between the ages of 9-18 compete against each other's dog handling skills. The competition is judged solely on how the handler presents and shows the dog according to its desired breed standard, as published by the AKC.