A Junior Handler, showing a Wheaten, who has defeated the most other Junior Handlers as a result of class placements, first through fourth, or winning Best Junior Handler at AKC shows in a calendar year. One point is given for each dog defeated; for example, if a Junior Handler places third, s/he receives points for the number of Junior Handlers in that class minus three. For Best Junior Handler, the handler receives points for the total number of Juniors entered minus one. Qualifying placements are verified through American Kennel Club Awards.
The Junior Handler must be a SCWTCA member, co-own the Wheaten exhibited with a SCWTCA member, or be a relative of a SCWTCA member. For purposes of the award, relatives include: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, legal guardians, step, adoptive, and half relations.