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4-H DOG EXHIBITS - TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  DOG AGILITY GUIDE HERE

Dog Vaccination

Required:  4‑H 671 Dog Vaccination Form - You must read carefully the sections on showing animals and health regulations for animals.  Your 4-H 671 (above) must be filled out by your vet.

Certain required vaccinations have not been proven effective in wolf-hybrids, therefore, because wolf-hybrids cannot meet the vaccination requirements of the Indiana Board of Animal Health, wolf-hybrid dogs cannot be shown in the 4-H Dog Program.

 Rules:

1.  By March 15, turn in your enrollment form, and the Dog Ownership Enrollment And Entry Form to the Extension Office. At the show, turn in a copy of the Dog Enrollment and Entry Form, the Certificate of Vaccination due at that time.

2.  All 4‑H dogs not being shown must be on a leash or crated.

3.  A 4‑H member may not repeat the following lots with the same 4‑H dog: 1‑A; 1‑B; 2‑A; 2‑B; 3‑A; 4‑A; 5‑A; 6‑A; or novice showmanship.

4.  4‑H dogs must wear well fitting slip collars of leather, fabric or chain in any obedience class.  The leash may be of fabric or leather and shall be 6 feet in length.  Collar tags will not be allowed.  4‑H dogs being raised for the handicapped programs are exempt from the collars and tags.

5.  A dog being shown in the dog obedience project must belong to the exhibitor or to a member of the immediate family or household., with the exception of dogs raised for the handicapped.

6.  Dogs in season are not permitted to show.  If this may be a problem, see your veterinarian for possible preventive measures.

Member may enter more than 1 dog, however they must be in different classes.

7.  The 4‑H drill team or 4‑H agility dog must be shown by the same 4‑H exhibitor in an obedience class first   Dogs trained for the leader dog program are not by design allowed in showmanship and/or drill team competition.

8.  The first year 1‑A, is open ONLY for youngsters and dogs who are both just starting the project.  Any youngster or dog with training before March 1, of the exhibit year must be shown in the 1‑B class or above.

9.  A dog fouling in the ring will receive an automatic 10 point dock in score for that exercise.  (Also applicable to drill team dogs.)

10. Commercial advertisement and insignia on 4‑H exhibitors while showing their dogs is prohibited; however,  the 4‑H emblem is permitted.  4‑H dogs raised for the handicapped are exempt.

11. Each 4‑H handler is required to clean up after his/her dog.

12. The high jump height will be measured as once the height of the 4‑H dog measured at the withers.  Minimum height is 8 inches.  The broad jump distance shall be measured as twice the high jump height.

13. Decision of the judge is final.

14. Obedience regulations not covered by these rules will be based on the regulations of the American Kennel Club, Inc.

15. All dog exhibitors are strongly urged to participate in at least 2 practice meetings prior to fair in order to socialize dogs and to become familiar with show routines.

16. Exhibits available in the Dog Project:  A  member may choose to exhibit in one or all of the following classes.

17. Dog Poster.  This is a new State Fair category.  For all Levels, the poster  must be size is 22" x 28" (the height is the short dimension) with a stiff backing and plastic covering.  Classes and some suggested topics are listed below.  Grades are as of  May 15, of the exhibit year.

17a Dog Display.  This is a new State Fair category.  For all Levels, the educational table top display must be no larger than 36" high x 24" wide x12” deep with a stiff backing and plastic covering.  Classes and some suggested topics are listed below.  Grades are as of  May 15, of the exhibit year

17b. Dog Diorama.  This is a new State Fair category.   For all Levels, the educational, three dimensional, free standing, table top exhibit, or minature scene, backed by a display board no larger than is 36" high x 24" wide x12” deep with a stiff backing and plastic covering.  Classes and some suggested topics are listed below.  Grades are as of  March 15, of the exhibit year

q  Level 1 (Gr 3-5)  ‑ dog care, dog breeds, me and my dog, helping the handicapped, etc.

q  Level 2 (Gr 6-8) ‑ purposes of dogs, responsible dog ownership, uses of dogs, disease/parasite prevention, careers with dogs, etc.

q  Level 3 (Gr 9+) ‑ your dog and the law, food, a dog's sense of smell, dog over‑population problems, animal health, animal welfare, learning life‑skills with the dog project, etc.

17c.  Poster , Display, Diorama Class:  ANIMAL SCIENCE POSTERS:  Grand & Reserve Grand comes from the following  types of animal projects: Cat, Dog, Rabbits, Llamas, Horseless Horse, Dairy, Goats, Poultry, Beef, Sheep and Swine.  The judge will select one grand and one reserve grand from all these project areas.  Each project then can only be given as high as champion/reserve champion in each grade division.   Dog posters,  displays and dioramas are state fair projects.

1 Dog Action Demo.  An action demo is a short demonstration of about 2 to 3 minutes which can be given to passers‑by at the fair over a period of 20 to 30 minutes.  This is expected to be a State Fair Project also.  To receive exhibit credit for your demo, exhibit the articles and any poster materials you use in the demo in the 4‑H Building.  The Extension Office at the fair will help with this. You must inform the office of your interest in the Action Demo by May 15.

18. Live dog.  NOTE:  A number of State Fair classes are available for Dog.

Dog Obedience Classes

The class numbers followed by a "B" are optional.  They provide more experience, but a member may skip these if desired.

q  First year ‑ Section A ‑ Owner with no previous formal dog training experiences showing a dog which has received no obedience training prior to March 1 of the current year.

q  First year ‑ Section B ‑ 4‑Her has previous dog training experience, (4‑H or otherwise) coming back with a new dog; or for 4‑Hers with no experience whose dogs have had training which disqualifies them for 1‑A.

q  First year Leader Dog Section A (For 4‑Hers with no previous formal dog training experience with a leader dog.)

q  First year Leader Dog Section B ( For  4‑Hers with previous dog training experience (4‑H or otherwise) coming back with a leader dog.)

q  Second year  Section A (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have completed 1‑A and /or 1‑B.)

q  Second year  Section B (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have completed the second year.)

q  Third year  Section A (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have completed the second year.)

q  Third year  Section B (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have been in 3‑A, but are not ready for fourth year work.)

q  Fourth year  Section A (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have completed third year work.)

q  Fourth year Section B (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have been in 4‑A, but are not ready for fifth year work.)

q  Fifth year  Section A (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have completed fourth year work.)

q  Fifth year Section B (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have been in 5‑A, but are not ready for sixth year work..)

q  Sixth year  Section A (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have completed fifth year work.).

q  Sixth year  Section B (For 4‑Hers and dogs which have been in 6‑A and repeat.).

In addition to the above classes, classes may be available in Best Trick, if there are qualified entrants with interest.  Veterans--For 4-H members whose dogs are at least 7 years old or are physically challenged.  The dog must have completed at least lot 2B in previous years.  Dogs who are physically challenge must be accompanied by a letter from a veterinarian stating that the dog is unable to perform jumping and/or retrieving exercises.

Dog Drill Team

Team Section A ‑ "limited division"  ‑ For county 4‑H dog drill teams who choose to include only obedience exercises below 3‑A.   Owen County 4-H will have a drill team if there is a qualified leader.  Contact your dog leader or Extension office for info.

NOTE:  Commercial advertisement is not permitted on 4‑H exhibitors, handlers, or dogs.  Not acceptable on the clothing are fringe, glitter, sequins and any other decorations.  Accessories such as hats, gloves, purses, and any other type normally not allowed in the 4‑H obedience and/or showmanship ring are unacceptable.  Drill teams must also abide by the printed "rules" for the Dog  Show given above.  Coordinated outfits that are intended to identify 4‑H handlers as members of a specific group are acceptable.  Shirts, pants, (including jeans), shorts, skirts that comply with standards established for exhibi­tors showing in 4‑H dog obedience and/or showmanship classes may be worn.   Insignia and logos on clothing identifying the drill team may be worn.  Accessories such as scarves, bandanas, ties, vests and sashes may not be worn by 4‑H handlers or dogs.

Drill Team Section B ‑ unlimited division) ‑ For county 4‑H dog drill team who choose to include any obedience exercise.   Any type of clothing or costume to be worn by the 4‑H handlers.   A costume is defined as (1) a style of dress characteristic of a particular country or period, (2) a set of clothes for a particular occasion or session, (3) an outfit worn by one playing a part.   General Rules for Dog Drill team are available from the Extension Office.

 

Showmanship Classes

q  Novice Showmanship ‑ for any 4‑H exhibitor in first year showmanship, regardless of obedience level and/or age of 4‑H exhibitor.  The novice winner can compete in the junior class to be elligible to go on to Round Robin if they also win that class.

q  Junior Showmanship ‑ for any 4‑H exhibitor age 10 through 13 by December 31, of the exhibit year.  A Junior Showmanship winner at the State Fair is only eligible to compete in Senior Showmanship.

q  Senior Showmanship ‑ For any 4‑H member age 14 through 19 by December 31, of the exhibit year.  Exceptions only for previous State Fair Junior Showmanship winners.

q  Advanced Showmanship – For any prior Senior showmanship winners.

DOG AGILITY

AGILITY IS SOMETHING WE WILL DO ONLY IF PROPER LEADERSHIP & EQUIP MENT IS AVAILABLE.  CONTACT YOUR DOG LEADER OR THE EXTENSION OFFICE IF INTERESTED.   CLASSES & RULLES:

Beginning (must use 6' leash)

Lot 1 - BA 4-H member has not previously participated in Beginning Agility.

Lot 2 - BB 4-H member has participated in Beginning Agility before, either with the current dog, or a different dog.

Intermediate (must be off lead)

Lot 3 - IA 4-H member has not previously participated in Intermediate Agility.

Lot 4 - IB 4-H member has participated in Intermediate Agility before, either with the current dog, or a different dog.

Advanced (must be off lead)

Lot 5 - AA 4-H member has not previously participated in Advanced Agility.

Lot 6 - AB 4-H member has participated in Advanced Agility before, either with the current dog, or a different dog.

 

AGILITY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The 4-H Dog Agility Program is based on guidelines from the United Kennel Club. Some modifications to the UKC rules have been made to provide a program suitable for 4-H handlers of all ages.

1. Dogs showing in agility are required to show in obedience at the current fair.

2. The county leader must sign the entry form, verifying that the dog is qualified and physically able to compete at the level entered.

3. Agility classes will be entered as Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced, and awards will be granted by that classification, regardless of dog size. The show committee will place dogs in the appropriate size

division based on the height reported on the entry form. Dogs may be measured at the show to verify accuracy of the reported height.

4. Each class will offer three divisions based on the dog's height at the withers.

* Division 1 - dogs 14" and under and will jump 8" hurdles.

* Division 2 - dogs over 14" through 20" will jump 14" hurdles.

* Division 3 - dogs over 20" and will jump 20" hurdles.

The Pause Table will be at the hurdle height for each division.

5. All agility work will be done on a flat, buckle collar.

* Beginning level must use a 6-foot lead.

* All other levels will be off lead.

6. Scoring will be based on the UKC rules, starting with 200 points and subtracting Performance Faults based on a set Course Time. Time faults for course time exceeding the set time will be deducted.

7. Agility regulations not covered by these terms and conditions will be based on the regulations of the United Kennel Club. For information on obstacle specifications, please contact the 4-H Office.

8. Awards will be determined by the leader prior to fair.

 

DOG GROOMING: Washing and clipping, nail polish, and oil are allowed.

 

DOG COSTUME CLASS:  Each year the dog club will have a fun costume class.  See leader for rules and how this is judged.

 

SCORECARDS:  Each class in obedience and agility has a separate scorecard.  Showmanship also has a scorecard, but it is in showmanship manual.  With all the classes there are too many scorecards to print here.  You may pick them up at the office or get one from the leaders anytime.  Please get these early so you can see what you will be judged against and how many points each activity is worth.