4-H Dog Show

Monday, July 21 at 7:00 PM
Committee Member in Charge:   Monica Ammerman (859) 462-2053
Premiums:  $12/1st Place, $10/2nd Place, $7.50/3rd Place
All participants will receive a ribbon.


1. 4-H dog entries should be made upon arrival at the fairgrounds on show day or at a regular scheduled 4-H Dog Club meeting. 
2. All dogs over four (4) months of age to be consigned for any purpose shall be admitted only when accompanied by a certificate of Veterinary Examination signed by a licensed, accredited veterinarian stating that they are free from all infectious diseases, did not originate within an area under quarantine for rabies or from an area where rabies is known to exist and has not been exposed to rabies. All dogs over four (4) months of age shall be vaccinated against rabies not less than fourteen (14) days nor more than twelve (12) months prior to date of consignment if killed vaccine is used. All dogs vaccinated with an approved 3 year immunity vaccine and vaccine is approved by the "Compendium of Animal Rabies Vaccine" prepared by the Association of State Public Health Veterinarians qualifies for exhibition if the dog is 1 (one) year of age or older when vaccinated.
3. Health form required to show at the County Fair:  Kentucky 4-H Dog health form, (available from http://www2.ca.uky.edu/4-H/dog) The dog must have been examined by a licensed veterinarian within one hundred and fifty (150) days before the State Fair Dog Show.  Dogs not accompanied by KY 4-H health forms will not be allowed to show.
4. All dogs on the grounds MUST be on leash.
5. Dog must be trained by the 4-H member showing the dog. A dog owned by a family may be shown by more than one member of that family, even in the same class.  A professional handler can train 4-H’er and dog in a group situation such as dog project group or dog club.  Private professional training of the dog is prohibited.  In case of a dog emergency, an appeal may be made to the Dog Program Coordinator.
6. Dogs in season may not show.
7. Mixed breed dogs may show.
8. 4-H’ers may wear clothing identifying their county and/or club.
9. Judges decisions are FINAL. If necessary a Show Grievance Committee will review rule violations, calculations of scores, and dog behavior.    10. The judges may excuse a dog that attacks another dog/person or that appears dangerous to another dog/person in the ring.
11. The 4-H’er is responsible for appearing at the ring when their class is called. If 4-H’er does not appear in the ring by conclusion of class the 4-H’er will be ineligible for champion. The 4-H’er or their guardian (if youth is in a ring) is responsible for informing class steward of conflicts.
12. Parents, guardians, and leaders may not approach a judge before or after completion of a class.  Concerns, comments, and complaints shall be directed to the division chairperson.  After a warning is issued, violation of this rule will result in a parent, guardian, or leader being asked to leave the ring area for the remainder of the show.
13. Training and grooming of the dog on show grounds may be done only by the 4-H exhibitor.
14. 4-H’ers shall be respectful of judges, other exhibitors, and their dogs at all times. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.

All classes will be divided by age (Clover Bud, 4-H, and Open Show)


The 4-H'er may be interviewed in the show ring about his/her costume.  Costumes cannot be repeated from past years by the same contestant.

Class No.
497 Most creative dog(s) costume.  Brace Team accepted  -  two dogs accepted as one costume entry or most creative dog and 4-H'er costume depicting a theme.  The theme may be historical, humorous, cartoon, etc.  No Premium


498  Heel to Music - A HTM routine should be done with the dog and the handler in close proximity to each other throughout the routine. Handler's steps should be in time to the music. On all moves, the dog and handler team should move as one entity throughout the routine, displaying heelwork and creativity in the many positions and behaviors possible in HTM. No distance work should be included in HTM routines. The dog or the handler should not weave through or be in-between the other's legs or arms in HTM routines. (Note: The dog's tail is excluded from this). No intentional attempt on the part of the dog or the handler to jump, either horizontal or vertical, should be included in HTM routines. No food in the ring. [EXHIBITION ONLY- NO PREMIUM WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS CLASS]

499 Freestyle Obedience – Individual - The 4-H’er and their dog should move to the beat of the music and the dog may be on or off leash. They will be judged on: how many moves the dog and handler successfully complete; the variety of moves; how the dog and handler are interacting; and control of the dog by the handler. The routine should cover 50% of the ring space. The handler and dog should appear to be having an enjoyable experience. Judges must look to see if the handler has control of their dog. The routine length must be within 1:30 and 2:15 minutes (plus or minus 15 seconds, allowed for recording and playback device speeds). No food in the ring. [EXHIBITION ONLY- NO PREMIUM WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS CLASS]


Sponsors:  Pendleton County Schools and Falmouth Lions Club and Wyatt’s Super Valu.