ALL 4-H GENERAL LIVESTOCK/ANIMAL RULES SHALL APPLY!
DOG OWNERSHIP OR LEASE (SHOWN AT THE COUNTY ONLY) FORM MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE SHELBY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE BY THE START OF THE DOG WORKSHOPS.SHELBY COUNTY 4-H DOG ENTRIES MUST BE MADE BY MAY 15TH IN THE FAIR ENTRY ONLINE PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SHOW AT THE SHELBY COUNTY FAIR.
Show: Obedience, Showmanship & Agility - Saturday, June 27, 2020- 9:00 a.m.
PREMIUMS: $6, $5, $4; $3, $2, Participation $1.00 Ribbons will be awarded based on points earned.
Showmanship Premiums: $2, $1, $1
Terms and Conditions
1. Dogs showing in Agility are required to also show in Obedience.
2. The Dog project will follow Indiana State Fair rules and regulations concerning equipment and guidelines used in each division. Agility regulations not covered by the State Fair rules will be based on the regulations of the United Kennel Club.
3. All agility work will be done on a flat, buckle collar (no choke chains). Beginning Level A must use a 6 foot lead but all other divisions will work off-lead.
4. Scoring will be based on the UKC rules, starting with 200 points and subtracting Performance Faults based on a set Course Time. Time fault for course time exceeding the set time will be deducted.
4-H DOG ENTRY RULES
- All 4-H handlers are suggested to attend a minimum of half of the scheduled dog workshops. It is the 4-H member’s responsibility to keep the leaders informed if you have a conflict in attending workshops. Dog Fun matches may be substituted for workshops.
- 4-Hers must have an adult present during the workshops.
- A handler may show two (2) dogs at the Shelby County Fair and the dogs must be in different obedience classes.
- Dogs must be owned by the handler or his/her family in order to qualify to show at State Fair. However, handler may train and show – at county level only – a dog not owned by his/her family.
- The Shelby County Dog Class Entry must be made by May 31 in the Fair Entry online pro- gram to be eligible to show your dog. There will be NO entries accepted after May 31st.
- After May 15, handler may not make a change in show animal or class. However, if a handler’s dog is injured, killed, physically unable to show, or removed from the class by the leader after May 15, the handler will be allowed to train and show another animal if he/she desires.
4-H DOG HEALTH/SAFETY REGULATIONS
1. Refer to 4-H General Livestock/Animal Rules. Also:
2. No dog which is exhibiting any symptoms of any communicable disease may be shown.
3. All dogs must be accompanied by 4-H 671 Certificate of Vaccination, signed by a licensed, accredited veterinarian indicating the dogs have been vaccinated for rabies, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, and bordetella -- all within one (1) year of the date of exhibition. Certificate must be submitted to Dog Project Leaders by the first night the dog is in attendance in training.
4. All dogs three (3) months of age and over must be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed, accredited veterinarian within one (1) year of exhibition; a copy of the Rabies Immunization Certificate provided by your veterinarian must accompany the 4-H 671 certificate of vaccination at check in.
5. 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
6. Dogs must be cared for by the 4-H member on a regular basis.
7. No dog is to be left unattended at any time.
8. The Project Leader, Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent have the right to dismiss a 4-Her from the class if he/she mistreats his/her dog.
Indiana 4-H Aggressive Dog Policy
The safety and well-being of 4-H members and volunteers is a primary concern with all Indiana 4-H Program opportunities. Families should err on the side of caution in selecting a dog for the 4-H member to exhibit. A dog that has a known history of aggression or biting is not appropri-ate for involvement in the 4-H Program. On occasion, the 4-H member may have difficulty managing their dog within the 4-H Program. The following guidance has been provided for the Indiana 4-H Dog Program as the owner/exhibitor of the dog bears responsibility for the dog’s actions. In the subsequent policy, the term “4-H Dog Personnel” will include County 4-H Volun-teers, County Extension Educators, State 4-H Staff and appropriate County and State Fair Directors.
A dog that bites a human or another dog at any 4H Dog Event must be immediately removed from that event by the 4-H member and will subsequently be excused from the 4-H Program. The member should be directed by a 4-H Dog Personnel on-site to remove the dog if the member does not do so willingly. If a determination is made by the 4-H Dog Personnel that a dog bit in self-defense, it may be allowed to remain at the 4-H Dog Event.
Dogs that display other signs of aggression, including but not limited to barking and standing ground, growling, lunging and snapping will be given one verbal warning. They will be removed from the event after the second violation at the same event. To be removed from a 4-H Dog Event, there must be two violations at the same event.
Any dog that is removed from a 4-H Dog Event due to aggressive behavior will be placed on probation for 2 weeks. Written notification of the probation will be given to the 4-H member. The 2-week period will start upon written notification to the 4-H member. While on probation, the 4-H Dog Personnel and the 4-H member and parents will work together to determine the best course of action for the dog. This may include (but is not limited to working individually with the dog and 4-H member, asking the 4-H member to use a different dog or having the 4-H member attend events without their dog. At the end of the designated probation period, 4-H Dog Personnel will make a determination regarding the dog’s return to 4-H Dog Events.
Dogs that are removed from a 4-H Dog Event twice will be immediately excused from the 4-H program and will not be allowed to re-enter. Excusing a dog from the 4-H Program is rare but could be necessary for the safety of 4-H members, volunteers and other participating dogs. Should a dog be excused from the program it must be remembered that the action is against the dog and not the 4-H member. 4-H Dog Personnel should look at many solutions and en-courage the 4-H member to attend classes without their dog while training it at home or poten-tially bringing another dog to 4-H events. 4-H members will always be welcome in every other part of the dog project.
In the event that a dog is removed from a 4-H Dog Event or excused from the 4-H Program, 4-H Dog Personnel should report such to the State 4-H Office so that the information is available to all county 4-H dog programs and the Indiana State Fair.
4-H DOG OBEDIENCE SECTIONS:
Class 1A - Not Repeatable
For 4-H members with no previous formal training experience with a dog that has received no obedience training prior to October 1. Exercises: heel on leash; Figure 8 on leash; Sit for Exam on leash; Sit Stay on Leash-30 seconds; Recall on Leash (no finish)
Class 1B - Repeatable for exhibition only
For 4-H members with previous dog training experience with a new untrained dog; or for 4-H'ers with no experience whose dog has had training; or for 4-H’ers and dogs with previous training experience, including showing in 1A; or for 4-H’ers with no experience whose dogs have had training that disqualifies them for 1A. Exercises: Heel on Leash, Figure 8 on Leash; Stand for Exam on Leash; Recall off Leash; Down Stay (Walk Around Ring); Sit Stay (Get Your Leash)
Class 2A - Not repeatable with the same dog except for exhibition only
Exercises: Heel on Leash, Figure 8 on Leash, Stand for Exam off Leash; Heel Free; Recall off Leash; Sit Stay (Get Your Leash); 1-minute Sit Stay on Leash (group), and 1 minute Down Stay on Leash (group).
Class 2B - May repeat until ready to move up.
Exercises: Heel on Leash, Figure 8 on Leash; Stand for Exam off Leash, Heel Free; Drop on Recall; Sit Stay (Get Your Leash); Sit Stay 1 minute on Leash (group); Down Stay 1 minute on Leash (group)
Class 3A - Not repeatable with the same dog except for exhibition only
Exercises: Heel Free, Figure 8 off Leash; Stand for Exam off Leash; Dumbbell Recall, Drop on Recall; Stand Stay (Get Your Leash)
Class 3B - May repeat until ready to move up
Exercises: Heel Free, Figure 8 off Leash; Stand for Exam off Leash; Retrieve on Flat; Drop on Recall; Stand Stay (Get Your Leash)
Class 4A - Not repeatable with the same dog except for exhibition only
Exercises: Heel Free, Figure 8 off Leash; Retrieve on Flat; Dumbbell Recall over High Jump; Recall over Broad Jump; Command discrimination (stand-sit-down)
Class 4B - May repeat until ready to move up.
Exercises: Heel Free, Figure 8 off Leash; Retrieve on Flat; Retrieve over High Jump; Broad Jump; Command Discrimination (stand-down-sit)
Class 5A - Not repeatable with the same dog except for exhibition only
Exercises: Hand Signals (and voice); Directed Retrieve (2 gloves); Retrieve over High Jump; Broad Jump; Moving Stand and Exam.
Class 5B - May repeat until ready to move up
Exercises: Hand Signals; Directed Retrieve; Retrieve over High Jump; Broad Jump; Moving Stand and Exam
Class 6A - Not repeatable with the same dog except for exhibition only
Exercises: Hand Signals; Scent Discrimination (1 retrieve); Directed Retrieve; Moving Stand and Exam; Go Out; Directed Jumping (1 jump)
Class 6B - May repeat
Exercises: Hand Signals, Scent Discrimination (2 retrieves); Directed Retrieve, Directed Jumping (2 jumps); and Moving Stand & Exam.
For 4-H members whose dogs are at least 7 years-old or are physically challenged. The dog must have completed at least class 2B in previous years. Dogs who are physically challenged must be accompanied by a letter from a veterinarian stating that the dog is unable to perform jumping and/or retrieving exercises. A dog may not be shown in any other obedience class at the Indiana State Fair Dog Show once they have competed in the Veteran’s Class. Exercises: Heel Free; Figure 8 off Leash; Stand for Exam off Leash; Recall off Leash, Stand Stay (Get your Leash)
Class Service Dog A
For 4-H’ers with no previous service dog training experience; or for 4-H’ers with no experience with their personal service dog.
Class Service Dog B
For 4-H’ers with previous service dog training experience (4-H or otherwise); or for 4-H’ers with previous training experience with their personal service dog.
4-H DOG SHOWMANSHIP SECTIONS:
- Junior Showmanship-For Any 4-H member who is in the 3rd, 4th and/or 5th grades on January 1 of the current year. Once you have won Junior Showmanship, you are eligible to compete in intermediate or senior showmanship in subsequent years.
- Intermediate Showmanship-For any 4-H member who is in the 6th, 7th, and/or 8th grades on January 1 of the current year. Once you have won the intermediate showmanship you must compete in the senior division in future years.
- Advance Showmanship-For any 4-H member in the 9th grade and/or above on January 1 of the current year.
4-H DOG AGILITY SECTIONS:
Beginning Class A - Not repeatable
Teams in which neither the 4-H member nor dog have previously participated in agility. The course is run on leash. The team must use a 6-foot leash
Beginning Class B - The dog should repeat Beginning B until it can perform intermediate level work.
Teams in which either the 4-H member or dog has previously participated in agility. The 4-H member may have participated with another dog, or the dog may have participated with another 4-H member. The course is run off leash.
Intermediate Class A - This class is not repeatable
4-H member has not previously participated in Intermediate Agility in a previous year. The course is run off leash
Intermediate Class B - The dog should repeat Intermediate B until it can perform Advanced-level work.
4-H member has participated in Intermediate Agility with the current dog or a different dog in a previous year. The course is run off leash.
Advanced Class A - This class is not repeatable.
4-H member has not participated in Advanced Agility in a previous year. This course is run off leash.
Advanced Class B - The dog should repeat Advanced B until it can perform Excellent-level work
4-H member has participated in Advanced Agility before, with the current or a different dog in a previous year. The course is run off leash.
For 4-H members and dogs exhibiting more advanced handling skills over the same obstacles as those in the Advanced classes. The course is run off leash.
Each class will offer five divisions based on the dog’s height at the withers.
- 4 inches: For dogs 11 inches and under at the withers
- 8 inches: For dogs 14 inches and under at the withers
- 12 inches: For dogs 18 inches and under at the withers
- 16 inches: For dogs 22 inches and under at the withers
- 20 inches: For dogs over 22 inches at the withers
Dogs are measured by the dog club leaders at the beginning of the year and may be re-measured before the county show to verify accuracy of the previously measured height. Pause Table will be the hurdle height for each division.