Open to Youth Exhibitors of Contiguous Counties
Entry Fee – $10.00
This show will be conducted according to A.K.C. obedience regulation
American System of Judging
Check-in – Monday, June 10th, 2019 12:30 PM
Show – Monday, June 10th, 2019 1:00 PM
4-H Exhibitors must be currently enrolled in a Dog Care and Training Project and be a member in good standing.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times (except during appropriate obedience classes) and under control.
RULES AND INFORMATION
- All FFA, 4-H and Grange exhibitors must wear the official uniform of their organization. Independent exhibitors wear white pants and white shirts.
- 4-H exhibitors must be currently enrolled in a Dog Care and Training Project and be a member in good standing.
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times (except during appropriate obedience classes) and under control.
- Unruly or aggressive dogs will be removed.
- Dogs will not be allowed in the livestock barns.
- Owners will clean up after their own animals.
- All exhibitors must possess valid rabies and parvo vaccination papers for their dogs.
- Females in season will NOT be allowed on the Fairgrounds.
- No exhibitor may handle more than one dog in any one class. Exhibitors may show more than one dog, but the dogs must be in different classes. One obedience class per dog.
- Judging and scoring will be according to A.K.C. regulations.
- AgFest Reserves the right to limit entries based on time available for judging.
- Exhibitor entering this Department has read the Junior Livestock – Showmanship Section, and parents, leaders or advisors have reviewed with Exhibitor.
DOG SHOW SPECIAL AWARDS
High Score Obedience: To the exhibitor who earns the highest percentage of possible points in all obedience divisions Sub-Novice and higher.
Best Youth Handler: First place showmanship winners from each class compete for Best Youth Handler. Best Youth Handler will be expected to compete in Small Animal Master Showmanship on Friday, June 14th, 2019. Please report to the Beef Ring at 12:30 pm on Friday, June 14th, 2019 in uniform for the Small Animal Master Showmanship.
Division 1- Beginner Novice Obedience
All exercises on 6-foot leather leash: Heeling (Rally Signs), Figure Eight, Sit for Examination, Sit/Stay – Handler walk around ring, Recall. 200 points possible.
- Beginner Novice Obedience
Division 2 – Sub-Novice Obedience
All exercises on 6-foot leather leash: Heeling, Figure Eight, Recall and Finish. Stand for Examination, Long Sit (one minute) and Long Down (three minutes). 200 points possible
- Sub-Novice A: 1st year exhibitor and 1st year dog
- Sub-Novice B: 2nd year and over exhibitor and 1st year of dog OR any exhibitor with a second dog in Sub-Novice A
- Sub-Novice C: 2nd and 3rd year exhibitor and 2nd and 3rd year dog who have not received 3 or more qualifying scores in any Sub Novice class.
Division 3 – Novice Obedience
Heel and Figure Eight on leash, Heel Free, Stand for Examination, Recall and Finish, Long Sit (one minute), Long Down (three minutes). 200 points possible
- Novice A: This is the only dog the exhibitor has trained. Dog has not received more than two qualifying scores in Novice at any obedience competition.
- Novice B: Exhibitor has trained more than one dog and that dog has not received more than two qualifying scores in Novice Obedience at any obedience competition.
Division 4 – Graduate Novice
Heel free and Figure Eight, Drop on Recall, Dumbbell Recall, Dumbbell Recall over High Jump, Recall Over Broad Jump, Stay – get your Leash (Sit, Down). 200 points possible
- Graduate Novice: Dogs with three qualifying scores in either Novice Division.
Division 5 – Open Obedience
Heel Free and Figure Eight, Drop on Recall, Retrieve on Flat, Retrieve over High Jump, Broad Jump, Stay – get your leash. 200 points possible.
- Open: Dogs with three qualifying scores in Graduate Novice
Division 6 – Rally Obedience
Novice is conducted on leash. Advanced and Excellent course include jumps and more challenging exercises, while Masters is more demanding in skill.
There should be evidence of teamwork between the dog and handler, but perfect “heel position” is not required. The team starts with 100 points. Points are deducted for mistakes such as tight leash, crooked sits, or performing an exercise incorrectly. There is no time limit and the team moves at their own pace, however the performance is timed and used as a tie-breaker with the fastest team taking the higher place. The judge expects to see the dog demonstrate willingness and enjoyment. Unlimited communication between the handler and dog is encouraged. Handlers may give multiple commands and signals but may not physically guide or correct the dog. Food or toys are not permitted.
Courses are designed by the judge and are different in every trial. Handlers receive a course map from the judge and can walk the course without their dogs prior to the start of the competition.
To qualify for showmanship, exhibitor and dog must enter obedience
Open to exhibitors representing San Joaquin County Only
Ribbons to 6th Place
Division 7 – Youth Handling (Showmanship)
- Youth Novice: Exhibitors 9-12 years of age
- Youth Open: Exhibitors 9-12 years of age who have won two or more first place awards in competition showing a dog (4-H or other)
- Senior Novice: Exhibitors 13 years and over
- Senior Open: Exhibitors 13 years and over who have won two or more first place awards in competition showing a dog. (4-H or other)