The 4-H dog program breeds more then obedient dogs, it builds youth. While 4-H members learn to better control and train their dog, they also building self confidence, independence, and mastery. Opportunities within the 4-H Dog Program include Obedience, Showmanship, and Agility Trials.
2018 STATE 4-H DOG FAIR | Dog Camp and State Dog Show
September 27th - 29th at the Cache County Fairgrounds
- Camping: Contact Cache County for camping information 435-750-9896
- Tentative Schedule of Events
- $20 + $10-$15 for extra dogs | Early-bird registration until September 17th
- $30 + $10-$15 | Late registration September 18th - 20th
Registration and Show Information
When you register you will need to know your youth division, dog classification, vaccination record, and agility verification form. For more information on each of these items, please review the following documents below.
Rules & Guidelines
Utah 4-H Guidebook: includes all the rules. Keep an eye open for updated score sheets in the next few days. This will give you an idea of what to expect the day of the show!
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: Dogs typically older than 7 years that need modified show conditions to account for age, endurance, etc.
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 Thursday. Individuals who have NOT competed at a county show can qualify for the state show by coming to at least 1 clinic 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:
- Attend the Ranking & Evaluation Event held Thursday evening. 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
- 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.
We will have equipment and trainers each night to help exhibitors practice and to introduce dogs to equipment (including puppies). Saturday will have two different agility events. The first is the Utah 4-H State Agility Trial. This event is for exhibitors who have participated in Agility and feel comfortable participating in a full trial. The second event will be a fun event for exhibitors who have never done agility before or who need some extra help. The fun-runs will be available following Rally-O classes and exhibitors can sign up for these the day of.
Agility Verification Form: if exhibitors want to participate in the Utah 4-H State Agility Trial, they must upload this form with their registration. There will be fun runs and the opportunity to practice agility for those who would like to participate.
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