The purpose of a junior’s program is to promote learning good sportsmanship and developing knowledge of dogs. The Junior learns sportsmanship, ring procedures, grooming, showing techniques specific to the dog and creating and building social skills. Juniors are important to the future of the sport of dogs and responsible dog ownership. The values, attitudes and responsibilities learned in Junior Showmanship will serve the youth well into their adult lives.
The Charitable Foundation provides funds for scholarships and educational programs for the youth in an effort to promote interest in the Saint Bernard, educate young people to work with the breed and encourage them to become responsible owners and breeders.
Supporting the Education Efforts of our Youth
To date, two scholarships have been awarded to Zena Brenner and Beckie Bodeving. These programs are ongoing, created by the Saint Bernard Club of America’s Junior Program Committee. Youth from 16 years of age to 25 years of age, who have actively participated in Junior Showmanship with a Saint Bernard are eligible to apply for scholarships. The individual must still be active in Saint Bernard competition and currently enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, a two- or four-year college or university. At the time of application and scholarship award, the individual must not be related to any Trustees or members of the selection committee. Scholarship funds are paid directly to the respective students’ institution by the Charitable Foundation provided that the enrolled students maintain good standing.