Dear all ! My Name is Yury, and I am a Junior Handler from Belarus, a beautiful land in Eastern Europe.
Since childhood dogs have always been by my side. They are the biggest and most exciting part of my life! My first dog was German boxer. Later we took Russian toy, and that's how my career in a Handler's role started.
At the age of 12 I began to show my dog in different shows in Belarus. I did it well, they said, so my friends and relatives who owned a dog often asked me to show their pets in dog shows. Since then I started to take part in Junior Handling Competition and was awarded first place more and more often. I realized that handling is my genuine passion, so I started to work hard as a handler with lots of different dogs.
In August 2017 I was chosen to represent my country at the EUROPEAN DOG SHOW 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine. My companion for this show was amazing Clumber Spaniel "VENYA".We were in TOP-25 best European handlers.
In November 2017 I took part at the WORLD DOG SHOW 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. My little teammate for this show was Kerry Blue Terrier "APOLLO". With him we were selected in TOP-3 Best junior handlers of the day, and later in TOP-12 of all days.
In June I won the Junior Handling Competition at the International Dog Show in Minsk, Belarus. It was a hard show, but, well, we DID it with "GOLDY" the Siberian Husky. At this show I was chosen to represent my country at the biggest and oldest World’s show in Birmingham, England in March, 2018.
It isn't just a dog show. It is a place where different dog lovers from all over the world meet each other and make lifetime personal and professional connections! For me it's a real honour to represent my homeland at such a famous world-class show. The trouble is that income I earned so far is not enough to cover 4-day accommodation and flight expenses. Let alone special treatment of dogs I will take.
That's why I am here, asking for your support. All donations will be used to cover the above-mentioned expenses. I will deeply appreciate it if you support my aspirations and help me to represent Belarus in Birmingham Dog Show in the best possible way.