Junior Handler - Liz Holle
Liz is a fantastic young handler, in the Juniors ring, and in the breed and Group rings. She started in dogs with Miniature Dachshunds and a Chinese Crested she showed in 4-H. As she got taller and began traveling with the Sketchbook gang and helping "the other Liz", she started showing Standards in the Juniors ring and the breed ring. She's a natural, very smooth and capable handler, and the dogs all love her!
Liz was the top Standard Schnauzer Jr Handler in the country in 2004, 2005, and 2006! Her wins qualified her for a trip to compete in Jr Showmanship at the AKC Invitational in 2004 & 2005, and at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club in 2006.
Grooming the wire coat of Standard Schnauzers can be difficult for some to master, but Liz does a beautiful job. While some Juniors rely on their parents or others to get their dogs ring ready, Liz does the grooming and all preparation on the dogs she shows.
Liz's abilities in the ring have not gone unnoticed by other handlers, both owner-handlers and professional handlers. She is frequently called upon to help out showing many other breeds, and always does a great job with any dog she takes in the ring.
We're very proud of Liz and her accomplishments, and look forward to her continued success!
NEWS FLASH! Liz takes another Best Junior Handler win under judge Clinton Harris at the Southeast Arkansas KC, Pine Bluff, AR, Feb 4, 2007 - picture coming soon! She's already qualified for the AKC Invitational in December 2007, and working on qualifying for Westminster 2008!
Best Junior Handler with "Moose" at the Tri-Star KC inaugural show in Nashville, TN, October 2006
Best Junior Handler with "LE" at the Edwardsville IL KC, December 2005