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    4-H Youth leading a dog up a teeter totter
    4-H youth and volunteer at a Vet clinic
    4-H youth showing their dogs

     The 4-H dog program creates more then obedient dogs, it builds youth. While 4-H members learn to better control and train their dog, they are also building self confidence, independence, and mastery. Opportunities within the 4-H Dog Program include Obedience, Showmanship, Rally-Obedience, and Agility! Contact your local county Extension office to find dog clubs in your area! 

    2019 STATE 4-H DOG FAIR | Dog Camp and State Dog Show

    June 28th - 29th at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds in Tremonton and Garland

    • Registration will open May 24th and will close June 21st
    • $20 for first dog + $10 for second ($30 total) and third dog ($40 total) | Early-bird registration until June 17th
    • $30 for first dog + $10 for second ($40 total) and third dogs ($50 total) | Late registration June 18th - 21st
    • The link to register is at the bottom of this page
    • When you register, you will need to know your exhibitor division, dog classification, have your vaccination record, and agility verification form.

    Schedule

    Description of Events

    Exhibitor Division and Dog Classification

    Agility Verification Form

    Pet Advocate Project - Pet Show Info

    Rules & Guidelines

    Utah 4-H Guidebook: includes all the rules. Keep an eye open for updated score sheets! This will give you an idea of what to expect the day of the show!

    2018 Dog Fair Study Guide

    Youth Division & Dog Classification

    • Youth Division: for some of the dog events, youth handlers and their dogs will be divided by skill and experience rather than age. To figure out what division best suits the exhibitor, review the Exhibitor Division Fact Sheet. If you are unsure what division is best, err on the side of caution and go down a division.
    • Dog Classification: There are three dog classifications for exhibitors to participate in.
      • Standard: Dogs 12 months and older
      • Puppy: Dogs 7 months to 12 months (puppies younger than 7 months at the time of the show will not be allowed on the grounds)
      • Aged/Modified: Dogs typically older than 7 years that need modified show conditions to account for age, endurance, etc. or dogs that have injuries or other conditions that need modified show conditions.

    Keep in mind, dogs that participate in the Aged classification will not be permitted to compete as a Standard dog. The show committee reserves the right to recommend dogs be moved to a different division prior to the start of the show.

    Exhibitors will either participate as a Novice or an Open youth in the puppy and aged classifications (assigned by the show committee). Exhibitors can bring one dog per classification. For more information on Dog Classification, review the Dog Classification fact sheet.

    Qualifications to Show

    We are excited for the growth of this program! We now have active clubs in three counties with many interested individuals from all over the state. Not every county offers the dog program currently, and we want to accommodate and help guide youth that may not have the opportunity close to home. As such, we will have clinics and practice show classes Friday. Individuals who have NOT competed at a county show can qualify for the state show by participating in Friday's educational events and passing off the skills necessary for a Rank 2 in our Utah 4-H Dog Program Rank Advancement book.

    Utah 4-H Rank Advancement Book: this book will be implemented within the program and required for the 2019 show. For the upcoming show, all exhibitors must pass off the Handler/Dog Team Skills for Rank 2. This can be done in two ways:

    1. Attend the Ranking & Evaluation Event held Friday afternoon. This event is simply an opportunity to make sure youth are registered in the correct division and that the handler/dog team is adequately prepared to participate in the show
    2. For youth who have attended a County level show, a club leader at the county level may pass off the requirements prior to the show. Club leaders will be asked to verify individuals once registration closes.

     

    For more information, please contact Jessie Hadfield at jessie.hadfield@usu.edu.

      

    Click Here to Register 

    QUESTIONS? Contact Jessie Hadfield. 435-797-8442 or jessie.hadfield@usu.edu