One of the more important activities in the sport of dogs in my opinion is Junior Showmanship. It's an activity that involves, trains and encourages young people who will hopefully remain in the dog show world as participants and contributors. Exhibitors, handlers, breeders and judges have come from the involvement and participation of Junior Showmanship. As a result it often produces the future leaders in the sport of dogs. Through this activity they learn to show and care for a dog, how to win and loose gracefully, how to compete, work with and appreciate others in a healthy and constructive way, while also learning to be responsible dog owners. While increasing there skills, they are also learning self confidence and learning how to perform and speak in front of others. They meet new friends and form lasting friendships.