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March 7, 2017

This is your online resource for the 4-H Dog project. The record sheet is attached below. If you have any questions, please refer to the 4-H Handbook or contact the Extension Office.

*If you have trouble accessing any of these documents below because of a disability, please contact the Jackson Co. Extension Office at (812) 358-6101 or send an email to mille330@purdue.edu.

 

Here are the requirements for this project:

DOG

Judging Classes

Agility:

 

  1. Beginner-A 5. Advanced - A
  2. Beginner-B 6. Advanced - B
  3. Intermediate - A 7. Excellence - A
  4. Intermediate - B 8. Excellence - B

Showmanship:

Junior Showmanship - For any 4-H exhibitor in grades 3, 4 & 5. Once an exhibitor is the Junior Showmanship Winner, he/she is only eligible to compete in intermediate or senior showmanship.

    Intermediate Showmanship - For any 4-H exhibitor in grades 6, 7, & 8. Exceptions only for previous Junior Showmanship winners. Once an exhibitor is the Intermediate Showmanship Winner, he/she is only eligible to compete in Senior Showmanship.

    Senior Showmanship - For any 4-H exhibitor in grades 9 or above. Exceptions only for previous Intermediate Showmanship winners. Once an exhibitor is the Senior Showmanship Winner, he/she is only eligible to compete in Master Showmanship. (This is a county rule.)

    Master Showmanship - For previous winners of Senior Showmanship.

Obedience:        

    First Year - Section A (Class 1-A): For 4-H’ers with no previous formal dog training experience with a dog which has received no obedience training prior to January 1 of the current year. Previous mini-dog member showing at any obedience show must advance to Level 1-B.

    First Year - Section B (Class 1-B): For 4-H’ers with previous dog training experience (4-H or otherwise), coming back with a new dog, or for 4-H’ers with no experience whose dogs have had training, which disqualifies them for 1-A.

    Second Year - Section A (Class 2-A): For 4-H’ers and dogs which have completed 1-A and/or 1-B.

Second Year - Section B (Class 2-B): Same as 2-A, only has drop on recall and three (3) and five (5) minute sit and downs.

    Third Year - Section A (Class 3-A): For 4-H’ers and dogs which have completed second year work.

    Third Year - Section B (Class 3-B): For 4-H’ers and dogs which have spent a year in 3-A, but are not ready for fourth year work. May be repeated.

    Fourth Year - Section A (Class 4-A): For 4-H’ers and dogs which have completed third year work.

    Fourth Year - Section B (Class 4-B): For 4-H’ers and dogs which have spent a year in 4-A, but are not ready for fifth year work. May be repeated.

    Fifth Year - Section A (Class 5-A): For 4-H’ers and dogs which have completed fourth year work.

           Fifth Year - Section B (Class 5-B): For 4-H’ers and dogs which have spent a year in 5-A, but are not ready for sixth year work. May be repeated.

    Sixth Year - Section A (Class 6-A): For 4-H’ers and dogs who have completed fifth year work.

    Sixth Year - Section B (Class 6-B): For 4-H’ers and dogs which have spent a year in 6-A and may repeat.

    Veterans Class: For dogs 7 years old and above, or who have physical impairments which prohibit them from participating in other classes. The dog must have completed at least class 2-B in previous years. Dogs which 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 show in any other obedience class, once they have competed in the Veteran’s Class. May be repeated.

NOTE: CLASS CHANGES AT THE LEADERS DISCRETION ONLY!

Poster Exhibit Requirements:

Level 1 (Grades 3-5)

  1. Complete a minimum of 4 activities per year in the Level 1 Dog manual. Turn in your manual at the Dog show. Turn in your green folder with record sheet on Wednesday prior to the Fair or at the county dog show.
  2. Exhibits (do a minimum of one)
  3. Exhibit your animal(s) at the Jackson County Dog Show.
  4. An educational poster (following poster guidelines) or exhibit that shows something the 4-H’er learned from a completed activity in the Level 1 manual. Must be turned in on Wednesday prior to the fair or the county dog show, whichever comes first.
  5. Action Demo at the Fair. (Sign up at the Extension Office by Wednesday before the Fair.

Level 2 (Grades 6-8)

  1. Complete a minimum of 4 activities in the Level 2 Dog manual. Turn in your manual at the Dog Show. Turn in your green folder with a record sheet on Wednesday prior to the Fair or at the county dog show.
  2. Exhibits (do a minimum of one)
  3. Exhibit your animal(s) at the Jackson County Dog Show.
  4. An educational poster (following poster guidelines) or exhibit that shows something the 4-H’er learned from a completed activity in the Level 2 manual. Must be turned in on Wednesday prior to the fair or the county dog show, whichever comes first.
  5. Action Demo at the Fair. (Sign up at the Extension Office by Wednesday before the Fair.)

Level 3 (Grades 9-12)

  1. Complete a minimum of 4 activities per year in the Level 3 Dog manual. Turn in your manual at the Dog Show. Turn in your green folder with a record sheet on Wednesday prior to the Fair or the county dog show.
  2. Exhibit (do a minimum of one)
  3. Exhibit your animal(s) at the Jackson County Dog Show.
  4. An educational poster (following poster guidelines) or exhibit that shows something the 4-H’er learned from a completed activity in the Level 3 manual. Must be turned in on Wednesday prior to the fair or county dog show, whichever comes first

Action Demo at the Fair. (Sign up at the Extension Office by Wednesday before the Fair.)

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