Juniors Program: Empowering Future Generations of Pointer Enthusiasts

Pointers:  A Great Choice For a Great Team

The Pointer is an excellent choice for junior handlers of all experience levels. Not only are they dependable competitors, but also devoted companions. If you’re a junior or prospective junior interested in developing a fulfilling and invaluable companion relationship, look no further than the Pointer. The members of the American Pointer Club are more than willing to introduce you to our wonderful breed.

For an insider’s view of the Junior Handling experience, check out the award-winning video, This is Zephyr by former Pointer junior handler Diana Chan.

APC Supports the Future of the Breed

The APC is enthusiastic about encouraging junior handlers in whichever events they want to participate in with their pointers. The APC currently offers a $100 donation to any junior member who qualifies for Westminster or the AKC National Championship while handling a Pointer. Any junior who is a current member in good standing of the APC, qualifying for Crufts while handling a Pointer, will be offered a stipend of $500, if they choose to attend and compete at Crufts.

Take a TOUR of Juniors with their Pointer from the past,  Best Junior Handlers from our National Specialties as well as those who placed and or won Best Junior at Westminster Kennel Club.

APC Supports the Juniors Advancement

The club provides special recognition of the winner of Best Junior Handler at the National Specialty each year with a perpetual trophy offered by Solivia Kennels.  This beautiful silver plated, engraved champagne bucket on a walnut base is presented at the annual banquet. Juniors who are club members can take the trophy home for the year.

Veterinary Scholarship Recipients who participated as Juniors

APC is proud that several of the Veterinary Scholarship recipients were also Junior Handlers and their breed of choice was a Pointer. Our first recipient, Chad Malinak, was one of those, he received his scholarship in 2011 while attending Louisiana State University. Chad was followed by Jenna Dockweiler in 2012. You can read biographies of all the recipients in the APC Veterinary Scholarship section.