The Future Of Our Breed. The Future Of Our Sport.
Our Talented Past and Present Junior Handlers
Gaby began showing in Juniors in 2003, with our American Cocker Spaniel, Morgan. After receiving her final win in the Novice category at her first show out with Gypsy (at Montgomery), Gaby began handling Bedlingtons exclusively in the Juniors ring. Gaby switched to handling Vegas in juniors as soon as he was old enough to show. In December 2006, Gaby and Vegas went to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship as the first Bedlington Junior Handling team to compete there. Gaby and Vegas went Best Junior Handler at Montgomery 2006, and were the first Bedlington junior handler team to win there in nearly 20 years. Gaby also qualified to show at Westminster, becoming the first Bedlington junior to show there in over 20 years. Gaby ended her last year in juniors as the #1 Bedlington Junior, a Top-5 Terrier Junior, and Top-30 Overall.
After aging out, Gaby continues to breed and show Bedlingtons under the LAMZ kennel name.
Morgan competed in Junior Showmanship with her Bedlington Roadie (GCh LAMZ College Road Trip), and was extremely successful, becoming the #1 Bedlington Terrier junior over several years and the #1 Terrier Junior in 2010, #2 Terrier Junior in 2011 and #1 Terrier Junior in 2013. Morgan qualified several times for both Eukanuba and Westminster, making it to the Junior Showmanship Finals at Westminster 2015 with a Samoyed (her first breed).
Morgan is now breeding and showing Bedlingtons under the M&M kennel name.
Lydia signed on to Vegas in 2011, after purchasing Pippa, a puppy from our Royal Wedding litter. She wanted to learn how to show Bedlingtons with a more experienced dog before she focused on training her own puppy. Together, the two of them qualified for Eukanuba and received many wins and placements here on the East Coast. In 2013, Lydia purchased Tony from us, and as they say, the rest is history. Lydia and Tony set records and brought our breed to new heights. In 2015, Lydia was awarded Best Junior Handler at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. This was the first time a Bedlington junior handler had even made it to the Finals at Westminster. Not done there, they set off for the World Dog Show in Milan, Italy, where they were once again named Best Junior Handler on the world's premier stage.
Lydia is now breeding and showing Bedlingtons under the Snowbrook kennel name.
Once Gaby began showing Vegas, Ryan started to show in the juniors ring with Gypsy. In the few months that he showed Gypsy, Ryan won multiple placements and all three of his wins in the Novice category. He also received an Open win with Vegas right after Gaby aged out of juniors. Ryan did not actively compete in juniors, but went on to work with a professional handler for a brief stint before going to college.
Ryan is still an integral part of the LAMZ program, with several of our retired dogs living the life of luxury with him in Southwest Virginia.
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