Dog Poster

4-H DOG POSTER – 2014

 Project Check-in and Judging MONDAY, JULY 7 - 5:00 - 7:45 P.M.

3 State Fair Exhibits:  One from Divisions 1, 2 & 3, One from Divisions 4, 5 & 6 and One from Divisions 7 & above

 Divisions 1, 2 and 3 (3rd, 4th & 5th grades.)

PROJECT COMPLETION:  Complete one activity out of the Dog Project Level 1 Manual and a General Record Sheet.  Turn in both the Manual and the completed record sheet.

 EXHIBIT: A 22” x 28” education poster displayed horizontally with a stiff backing, and a clear protective covering. Exhibits should be focused on topics listed in the Dog Manuals or from the list of topics in the State Fair Book. Suggested exhibit topics are: dog care, dog breeds, me and my dog, helping the handicapped. 4-Hers are not limited to just these topics.   See additional ideas at end of section.

 Divisions 4, 5 and 6 (6th, 7th and 8th grades.)

PROJECT COMPLETION:  Complete one activity out of the Dog Project Level 2 Manual and a General Record Sheet.  Turn in both the manual and the completed record sheet.

 EXHIBIT: A 22” x 28” education poster displayed horizontally with a stiff backing, a clear protective covering. Exhibits should be focused on topics listed in the Dog Manuals or from the list of topics in the State Fair Book. Suggested topics are: purposes of dogs, responsible dog ownership, uses of dogs, disease/parasite prevention, careers with dogs. 4-Hers are not limited to just these topics. See additional ideas at end of section.

 Division 7 & Above (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.)

PROJECT COMPLETION:  Complete one activity out of the Dog Project Level 3 Manual and a General Record Sheet.  Turn in both the manual and the completed record sheet.

 EXHIBIT: A 22” x 28” education poster displayed horizontally with a stiff backing, a clear protective covering. Exhibits should be focused on topics listed in the Dog Manuals or from the list of topics in the State Fair Book

Use Level 3 Manual. Suggested exhibit topics are: learning life-skills with the dog project, your dog and the law, food, a dog’s sense of smell, dog over-population problems, animal health, and animal welfare. 4-Hers are not limited to just these topics. See additional ideas at end of section.

 

ADDITIONAL IDEAS AND TOPICS

  • Your dog’s breed or the most prevalent breed showing in your mixed-breed dog. Place a picture of you and your dog on the poster. You may use a brief history of the breed, the characteristics, the accepted standard, etc. which most pertains to your pet.
  • First aid kit for a dog. What is involved, why and how each item is used.
  • The diet and nutrition of raising a healthy dog from puppy hood to adult.
  • Dogs belong to groups. What are the groups, breed members of the groups, and the different uses of the groups?
  • General history of the dog family, Canis lupis. How it began to the present day animals.
  • A disease of dogs: its discovery, effects, treatments, etc.
  • A vocation involving dogs. Type of work and preparation for the vocation.
  • Some phase of dog training: novice, open, utility, tracking, guard, narcotic, blind people’s guide dog, herding. Whatever you choose, give a little history, theory, value, pertinence today.
  • A parasite of dogs: its discovery, treatment, effects, etc.
  • Draw diagram of dog and label parts of the body and explain function of each.
  • Kennel clubs, obedience clubs, breed clubs, local, national, etc. Explain difference and functions of different types.
  • Explain breed “standards”, their purpose and how set up.
  • Junior handling – What it is and what purpose it serves.

 Poster and display boards should be 22"x28". The boards should be designed so that they can be displayed horizontally.

 

3 State Fair Exhibits

By Melva A Stamberger, Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development
The Educational Store