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WILL CROXFORD

Will has always been around Norwegian Elkhounds.  Having started showing in the Junior Handling Competitions at the age of 6, then showing his own Norwegian Elkhound in the Breed Ring when he received Kaisa as a gift for his 8th Birthday.  They achieved many things together, qualifying for the breed classes at Crufts every year.  They also won many first prizes in the handling competitions.  He also qualified Kaisa twice for the YKC Handling and twice for the YKC Stakes, both also at Crufts.  And many success in his younger handling years followed.

In 2013 he won his heat of the Junior Handling Association Semi-Finals held at Richmond 2013, with Ch/Ir Ch Whittimere Pandemonium.  Will and Odin then took it one step further by winning the Overall Junioar Handler of the Year at the finals in October 2013.  This enabled him to travel to both the World Dog Show in Finland, representing the UK, which he was shortlisted to the final 10.  And then also representing the UK, with Pearl this time,  in the World Finals at Crufts 2014. 

 

Will has been very lucky that the Norwegian Elkhound world have helped him so much over the last few years and many people have trusted him in showing their prize winning pets. This culminated in him winning his first CC when he was just 10 years old.

Whilst still a young Junior Handler he also won many Group 1’s and Puppy Groups with our Norwegian Elkhounds at Open shows and has also been awarded Reserve Best in Show with Tara at the West Bromwich and Wednesbury Open Show in November 2008.

Since then, Will has campaigned many of our Elkhounds to CC's, Best of Breeds, Group placings and even Reserve Best in Show twice at General Championship Shows.  And winning Rigby's crowning Green Star in Ireland.

In 2022, he awarded his first set of CC's at the Norwegian Elkhound Club of Great Britain Championship Show.  Making him the youngest person ever to award CC's in the breed.  The previous youngest being Robert.  And has since awarded them again at The National Dog Show.

Whittimere Pandemonium & Will Croxford
Will Croxford & Swillyvalley As You Like It
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