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Cumberland Fair 4-H Dog Show

Cumberland Fair 4-H Dog Show
will be held Friday, September 28 2012 at 3:30 P.M. at the Livestock Arena, Cumberland fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland.
The 4-H Dog show will include showmanship, obedience, and a fun obstacle course.  This show is open to 4-H youth in any county.

Dog show entry forms are due by September 21, 2012

Dog show entry form and information

Directions to fairgrounds

Please send entry forms to Sara Conant
For questions please contact:
4-H Representative: Sara Conant
6 Village Road
Windham, ME 04062
Phone: 892–5855

Rules and Regulations Governing the Cumberland Fair 4-H Dog Show:

1. Entries are open to all youth in the State of Maine who are enrolled in an approved 4-H Dog Project as of April 1, 2012. Participants must have reached their 9th birthday but not have passed their 19th birthday as of midnight Dec 31, 2011.

2. Show entries must be postmarked to the 4-H representative by Friday September 21, 2012. Day of the show entry will not be allowed.

3. All dogs must be owned or leased by June 30, 2012.

4. All participants must present a properly executed rabies certificate, and lease form (if applicable), to the 4-H representative on the day of the show. The 4-H representative strongly encourages all dogs to have up-to-date distemper and parvo shots.

5. Participants must pick up after their own animals.

6. Participants must dress in 4-H attire, with green or khaki bottoms and white on top. Girls should dress appropriately and boys should wear ties. Sandals and flip-flops are not permitted in the show ring during any of the competitive classes.

7. Participants must enter one Showmanship and one Obedience class. Participants may also enter an additional dog in one Obedience class as non-competitive if time permits. No premiums or high point awards will be given for the additional dog’s classes. The dog used for the additional class cannot be the same dog as in the competitive classes, and all necessary paperwork must accompany the second dog. A fun Obstacle class may also be offered if time permits.

8. Dogs must check in no later than 3:15 P.M. on Friday, September 28th at the Livestock Show Arena next to the 4-H Exhibit Hall. Judging for Showmanship classes will begin at 3:30 P.M. Obedience classes will begin at approximately 4:15 P.M. A fun obstacle class will occur following all classes at approximately 5:15 P.M. if time permits. All times are approximate and each class will finish until completion regardless of time constraints. Awards will be presented upon completion of all classes.

9. All animals must meet the health requirements of the State of Maine Department of Agriculture, as listed in the rules and regulations of the Livestock Department.

10. AKC rules will be used as a guide for scoring. All scoring for awards will be on the Danish point system of 200 points for Obedience and 100 points for Showmanship. A Championship trophy will be given to the participant with the highest combined score from all Obedience and Showmanship classes and a Reserve Champion trophy will be given to the participant with the second highest combined score.

11. All dogs must be kept on-leash when not in the show ring and handler must keep dog under control at all times. Any dogs displaying aggressive or disruptive behavior will be asked to leave the show grounds immediately.

12. Female dogs in heat will not be permitted on show grounds for any reason.

13. Failure to comply with any rule will be considered just cause for disqualification from the show and/or forfeiture of all awards.

14. The 4-H representative, Sara Conant, is available to answer any questions at the email or phone number listed above.

15. All participants are asked to write a short paragraph that can be announced to the audience throughout the show. Please include your name, 4-H club, dog’s name, age, breed, what discipline you train in most (showmanship, agility, etc,) and any interesting facts about you and your dog. Paragraphs should be sent to the 4-H show representative with the show registration form.

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