Jr Fair Book
Dogs – Department J-9
- Judging Friday (agility) and Saturday, two weeks prior to fair.
- Dog Project members may also exhibit in the Petless Pet Class listed under Veterinary Science.
Be sure you understand health regulations before you enter
- All exhibitors must currently be members of Waupaca County 4- H, FFA, or any other recognized youth organization under adult leadership with an educational program approved by the local fair.
- All dog obedience and showmanship exhibits shall have completed training requirements specified and authorized by county dog project committee and/or Key Leader. Training is to have been done at approved county youth dog training classes during the current year.
- The dog is to be shown in the class for which it received training during the current year, unless it conflicts with the following: A dog that has received his CD by July of this year must compete in the Grad-Novice or higher class at the fair. A dog that has received his CDX by July must compete in the Pre-Utility or higher class. Pre-Utility class dogs may not have any legs toward UD. Dogs will be permitted to compete in Utility class until 3 qualifying scores have been attained or an AKC degree of UD has been reached.
- A dog that has attained a qualifying score previously at the Waupaca County Fair must be shown in at least the next higher class. If you do not get a qualifying score, you do not have to advance the next year.
- Each handler is limited to two obedience and one showmanship dog and must have solely trained the dog(s) which he/she enters.
- Only one dog may be entered in any one class (except brace) by an exhibitor. Only one member allowed per dog (except brace). Only one showmanship class per member.
- Dogs must be on leash at all times except when exhibiting in the ring.
- Exhibitors shall keep their dogs under control at all times. Everyone cleans up after their own dog(s).
- AKC rules will be followed in the regular and non-regular obedience classes, with the following exceptions.
(a) A blind, deaf, lame or mixed breed dog may compete, but they must complete all exercises the same as any other dog in their class.
(b) A female with nursing puppies may not compete; she should not be brought to the show.
(c) Score sheets will be returned if the judge is willing.
(d) A qualifying score is required to receive a trophy. A qualifying score is not required to receive ribbons.
(e) Brace class – 4-H literature will be followed.
(f) Females in season may compete in the obedience classes, but NOT with the rest of the dogs. They will be judged outside after all other dogs that are in that class are judged. If your female is in season, please DO NOT bring her in the building. Report to your ring and get your arm band; tell the ring steward that your dog is in season. Females in season are not allowed in or around show building at any time. They are to be shown in an outside ring. An area will be designated with special personnel assigned.
(g) Females in season CANNOT compete in Showmanship.
Department J-9, Class A – Dog Obedience
Open to all 4-H Dog Project members or other recognized youth organizations approved by the local fair, who have met the requirements of the 4-H Dog Project.
There must be at least six animals shown to have one Grand and Reserve Champion for Obedience selected from exhibitors with qualifying scores. Ribbon will be awarded. Sign up on fair entry form.
- Pre-Novice A (exhibitors all grades) – Open to first year members training an untrained dog.
- Pre-Novice B (exhibitors all grades) – Open to members who have had previous experience training a dog, but are now training an untrained dog; or inexperienced members taking a previously trained dog.
- Graduate Novice
- Brace Class – 4-H literature will be followed.
Department J-9, Class B – Dog Showmanship
Sign up for Showmanship on fair entry form. Open to all 4-H Dog Project members or other recognized youth organizations approved by the local fair, who have met the requirements of the 4-H Dog Project. Skill by the exhibitor in handling, grooming and conditioning of dog are judged.
Conformation of dog will not be considered. Females in season cannot be shown. There must be at least six animals shown to have one Grand and Reserve Champion for Showmanship selected from the first place winners in each class. Ribbon will be awarded.
- Beginner Showmanship (1st or 2nd year of project)
- Intermediate Showmanship (3rd or 4th year of project)
- Senior Showmanship (5th year or more of project)
- Cloverbud Showmanship – Grades K-2 with stuffed dog. Ribbon only.
Members interested in entering exhibits in addition to their obedience and/or conformation performance, or unable to exhibit their dogs at the fair, may enter a poster, scrapbook or other display under the Petless Pet Project section of this book. Use Dept. J-10, Class E on your entry blank.
Department J-9, Class C – Dog Agility
Agility judged Friday two weeks prior to the fair
Open to all 4-H Dog Project members or other recognized youth organizations approved by the local fair, who have met the requirements for the 4-H Dog Project.
Agility is a timed event with faults accumulated for the final scores. Sign up on fair entry form. A grand and reserve champion will be selected in agility if there are 6 or more animals shown in class C.
- Beginner Agility — open to any member who has never trained a dog or is training a new dog. Dogs can run on leash.
- Intermediate Agility — open to dogs with previous training, leash optional.
- Advanced Agility-open to dogs with previous training, no leash.