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4H Dogs

Marlene Noteboom Superintendnt

Marlene Noteboom Superintendnt

(360) 354-3888

Department 23

To place an on-line entry, click here:http://nwwafair.fairwire.com/

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View Rules & Regulations

All entries must be registered on-line, this will be required for all exhibits and exhibitors that would like to be entered in to the fair. If you don’t have access to a computer, the library is your best option. We will have a computer to use at the fair office but once again the library is preferred as they have many for the public to use.

All dogs must be in place by 8 a.m. Monday, opening day of the fair.
Dogs must be removed between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday of the fair.

4H Dog Calendar

8 a.m. Dogs on bench for Vet check
9 a.m. Fit and Showing Classes
1 p.m. Obedience Classes
4 p.m. Costume Class
4:15 p.m. Trick Class
7:30 p.m. Obstacle Course

8 a.m. Dogs on bench for Vet check
9 a.m. Fit and Showing Classes
1 p.m. Obedience Classes
4 p.m. Costume Class
4:15 p.m. Trick Class
7:30 p.m. Obstacle Course

9 a.m. Judging Contest
10 a.m. Identification Contest (to continue throughout the morning)
7 p.m. Show Highlights

10 a.m. Small Animal Round Robin

4H Dog Department Rules:

1. Health requirements: All dogs entered must be at least 6 months of age at time entries are due. A rabies certificate dated within 36 months of entry is required for each dog entered. All dogs must have distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, para influenza, parvovirus and corona virus vaccinations within 36 months of entry. Proof of vaccinations is required. Any questions, please call the Superintendent. All dogs must have been free from any contact with any infectious illness at least 30 days prior to entry. No female dog in estrus (heat/season) may be exhibited. Fair vet must and will reject any animal with an infectious disease or ectoparasites such as lice, mites, ticks, fleas.

2. Entries can be placed on-line until July 25th. See rule #1 on 4-H General Rules & Regulations. Entry must be signed by parent or guardian of each exhibitor assuming any and all responsibility and liability resulting from any action, accidents or misfortune to the dogs, exhibitors and spectators. All exhibitors or clubs participating at this fair in these events must be accompanied by an adult leader, advisor, and/or parent or guardian. All dogs must be the exhibitor's project animal. A lease or record book is required if the dog is not owned by the exhibitor or exhibitor's family.

3. All dogs shall be kept on leash except as required for exhibiting purposes and are not allowed to enter into livestock or other exhibit buildings on the fairgrounds. An exhibit building, exercise and judging areas are provided. A Guide Dog Puppy will be allowed to go out on the fairgrounds only if the puppy is wearing its Guide Dog Coat, is controlled by its 4-H Puppy Raiser, and is accompanied by an adult.

4. No dog will be crated or muzzled on the bench. Any dog that cannot be benched without causing a problem will be excused from the fairgrounds. No dog without suitable benching equipment, which includes a leather or web buckle collar and a benching chain with swivel bolt snaps at both ends, will be allowed on the bench, and will be excused from the fairgrounds. The benching chain should be at least as long as the shoulder height of your dog, maximum length 3 feet. Training collars are not allowed on the bench.

5. No dog shall be left unattended. At least one attendant for every four dogs shall be on duty at all times. The attendants must be a 4-H dog exhibitor or an approved member of the immediate family. No exhibit may be removed from the exhibit building or fairgrounds to another place without the consent of the Superintendent during the scheduled hours of the show. All dogs will be benched from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. No dogs will be left in the benching area overnight.

6. Each exhibitor is solely responsible for the cleanliness, control, and conduct of their entry. Exhibitors are expected to maintain a clean bench area and shall toilet, exercise and groom their exhibits in designated areas only, and will be responsible for keeping such areas clean and orderly (clean-up equipment is provided). No food will be allowed in the building. This rule will be strictly enforced.

7. 4-H members exhibiting a dog must enter one class from each Division A, Division B, classes 1 thru 9, and Class C in order to be considered for Best Overall Showman. Best of Division will be awarded on total of scores received by the 4-H member showing the same dog in Division A, B, and C. Members not entering Division A, B, and C will not be eligible for Best of Division.

Junior 8-10 years of age
Intermediate 11-13 years of age
Senior 14 to less than 19 years of age

Lots may be split according to age groups

PREMIUMS: 20.00 15.00 10.00
1. Novice class
2. Open class, for exhibitors that have been awarded a blue ribbon in a county or state competition.

Trophies for Overall Grand and Reserve Overall sponsored by Elenbaas and Kulshan Veterinary Hospital.

Only one entry permitted each member per class (effective 1/1/2016. Score sheets are available from superintendent)

PREMIUMS: 14.50 12.50 10.00
1. Pre-Novice
2. Sub-Novice
3. Beginner Novice
4. Novice
5. Graduate Novice
6. Advanced Novice
7. Pre-Open
8. Open
9. Graduate Open
10. Pre-Utility
11. Utility
12. Veterans/Modified (dog over 7 years of age)
13. Versatility
14. Guide Dog

PREMIUMS: 7.50 6.00 5.00
15. Sub Novice Brace
16. Novice Brace
17. Advanced Novice Brace
19. Novice Team
20. Advanced Novice Team

Trophies for Overall Grand and Reserve Overall sponsored by Elenbaas and Kulshan Veterinary Hospital.

Written test on knowledge of parts of the dog, breeds of dogs, equipment, general care and training. Information sources: current 4-H dog project materials and AKC Complete Dog Book.

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 2.50
1. Identification Contest


PREMIUMS 6.00 5.00 4.00
1. Judging

DIVISION E – GAMES Ribbons only

1. Trick class
2. Best dressed dog
3. Obstacle course
4. Rally Obedience


Judged on: Creativity - 40%, Neatness - 20%, Utility (theme) - 30%, Subject and Background -10%.
1. Decorated bench


Judging will be done on a club basis (minimum of four animals). Will be based on display effects, club sign, name or stall cards, cleanliness and orderliness of benching, equipment out of sight or neatly displayed, alleyway swept and neat, educational displays - 60%; exhibitors (youth on duty) appearance, courtesy, conduct and cooperation on job - 30%; Dogs, securely and properly tied on benched, clean and comfortable, regularly cared for - 10%.

PREMIUMS: 26.00 24.00 21.50
1. Herdsmanship


ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE ENTERED BETWEEN 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday before the fair.
Any shop project, equipment built, sewing project, models, or art project associated with exhibitor’s project. Items should be brought in to the Dog Area.

PREMIUMS: 9.00 7.00 6.00
1. Projects costing over $5.00 to make

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 3.00
2. Projects costing under $5.00 to make

4H in action, enter on line in Department 1, remember to put time needed in the description box

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