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Sheila Beutler, Tammy Brecht, and Diane Gaw ……………….……………………………Superintendents


Entered - First Saturday of Fair Week, 12:30-1 pm  in the small animal barn.

Judging starts at 1pm


Additional dog exhibits are listed under Department 17, section 1 - Animal Science



Cloverbud Rules

1. Cloverbuds may use their own dog or share a dog with an older 4Her.

2. The rules in all classes for 4Hers will be the same for Cloverbuds.

3. Cloverbuds will be evaluated only and will receive participation ribbons.


Cloverbud Classes

1.   Educational Project - A poster or notebook on dog breeds, grooming, health, etc.

2.   Showmanship - Cloverbuds should know their dog's breed and group.  Cloverbuds should know how to pose and gait their dog in the "Down and Back" and "Triangle" patterns.

3.   Obedience - Pre-novice (on lead). Cloverbuds will demonstrate with their dog how to heel with an automatic sit, fast and slow pace, right and left turns, the Figure 8 and a long sit (1 minute).

4.   Agility - Equipment used for the course is at the discretion of the superintendents.


1. The Dog superintendents, veterinarian or judge reserve the right to excuse any dog for aggressive behavior toward people or other dogs.

2. Dogs must be trained by the 4Her.

3. All dogs must be on a leash and kept in the designated area at all times, unless they are warming up or competing.

4. Puppies under one year of age are NOT allowed to compete at fair unless approved by the superintendents.

5. REQUIRED vaccinations are to be given two weeks BEFORE the fair dog show.  Required vaccinations are rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parvo, and parainfluenza.

6. Proof of vaccinations are required on the day of the show.

7. 4Her's are required to turn in a completed Project Record form on the day of the show.

8. Dogs are required to be examined by the show veterinarian between 12:30 - 1:00 pm on the day of the show. There is a $1 donation per dog.

9. Project Records that are to be judged must be entered in Class # 1134 Dog Project Records.

10. 4Her's are required to attend at least eight classes each in obedience, showmanship and agility to compete at this year's fair. Classes are offered by the dog superintendents.

11. 4Her's in their second year and over may exhibit two dogs.

12. Females in season cannot participate in showmanship.



  1. Any clothing which draws undue attention to oneself, or clothing that may distract other handlers, spectators, or the judges(s), is unacceptable.

  2. Halter tops, low-cut blouses or sweaters, shorts, leggings (stretch/yoga pants), muscle shirts, hats, mini-skirts, denim of any type, style, or color, and bare mid-drifts are NOT ACCEPTABLE IN ANY CLASS.

  3. Skirts/culottes shorter than knee length are not recommended.

  4. Flat shoes such as tennis shoes should be worn by all exhibitors. Sandals, high heels, or boots are not recommended.

  5. Long hair should be tied back.

  6. Jewelry that makes noise or interferes with handling should be avoided.

  7. No clothing with the club or group name, personal identification, logos, or other printed word or words will be allowed.

  8. For Showmanship, participants should consider wearing skirts, culottes, dresses, or jumpers (with appropriate tops) no shorter than knee length, dress slacks, and a shirt and tie or turtleneck. (Jackets or suits are optional). Clothing should be neat and free from wrinkles. If at any time the judge feels your attire is not appropriate, it may reflect on your placement.

  9. For agility, athletic attire including shorts that are at least knee length, polo shirts or t-shirts free from the club or group name, personal identification, logos, or other printed words or sayings is acceptable.



1. 4Her's are required to compete in an obedience class.

2. Trophies will only be awarded for a qualifying score.

3. If you or your dog have received training other than the 4H classes, you are required to compete in the "B" classes.

4. NO treats allowed during competition at the fair.

5. 4Hers' dogs may stay in the same class for up to two years, then are required to move to the next level.

6. 4Hers' dogs who win first place, Champion or Reserve Champion with a qualifying score, are required to move up to the next level the following year.

7. Dogs being passed on to another 4Her are required to compete at the same level or higher. The only exception is Cloverbuds.

8. 4Her's who have earned a Companion Dog title on their dog may compete in the Novice B class for a period not to exceed six months from the date of earning the title. When the six-month period has expired, the dog is required to compete in the next level.

9. Females in season must be crated and will compete at the end of the obedience competition.






1112 Pre-Novice A- New dog and new handler in first year of dog project

1113 Pre-Novice B- Experienced handler and experienced dog, experienced handler and new dog, or new handler and experienced dog

1114 Novice (off lead)

1115 Graduate Novice

1116 Advanced Graduate Novice

1117 Open (an advanced 4-H obedience class)



1. Exhibits may consist of:

- a poster (28” x 22”) depicting some aspects of learning in the project area.

- and/or a notebook with a collection of information learned in the project area.

- and/or a three-dimensional display with maximum dimensions of 16” x 16” x 16”.

- and/or an item made by the exhibitor.

2. 4Her’s should be prepared to answer the judge's questions regarding their poster.



1118 Dog Poster



1. Dogs are required to be on a leash and in the designated area.

2. Ribbons will be awarded through sixth place for each class.

3. Second year and over 4Her's are required to compete in showmanship.



 1119        Junior Dog Showmanship, age 8

 1120      Junior Dog Showmanship, age 9

 1121     Junior Dog Showmanship, age 10

 1122      Junior Dog Showmanship, age 11

 1123     Intermediate Dog Showmanship, age 12

 1124      Intermediate Dog Showmanship, age 13

 1125      Intermediate Dog Showmanship, age 14

 1126      Senior Dog Showmanship, age 15

 1127      Senior Dog Showmanship, age 16

 1128      Senior Dog Showmanship, age 17

 1129      Senior Dog Showmanship, age 18

 1130      Senior Dog Showmanship, age 19



Intermediate and advanced classes MUST be approved by a superintendent.



1131 Beginner

1132 Intermediate

1133 Advanced




1134 Dog Project Records

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