Nebraska State 4-H Dog Show

The Nebraska State 4-H Dog Show offers 4-H members an opportunity to demonstrate and test their skills with their canine companion and test their knowledge of dogs. This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, in the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus

The State 4-H Dog Show offers 4-H members an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities in working with their canine companion through a variety of competitions, including showmanship, obedience, agility, and rally classes. For rules, classes, and additional resources, please see the State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Dog Show 

Youth also have the opportunity to participate in the Nebraska State 4-H Dog Skillathon. Dog Skillathon is an opportunity for 4-H members to test their knowledge of a variety of dog care topics. Youth work through three testing stations during the contest which does not require a live animal. For rules, guidelines, and additional resources, please see the State Fair 4-H Fairbook: Dog Skillathon.

This event is offered in cooperation with the Nebraska State Fair. For more information and details about the date and location change, please view the information webinar recording (2019) and review the frequently asked questions (2019)

Entry Process

4-H exhibitors must print and complete the Exhibitor Entry Form and Dog Vaccination Certification (SF263). Dog Vaccination Certification forms must be for the dog(s) being shown and must be signed by a veterinarian. Dog vaccinations must be up to date and not expire before October 3, 2020. Completed forms with signatures and entry fees must be submitted to the local Extension office by August 10, 2020

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