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2020 Texas 4-H Dog Show

July 10 - July 11

Texas 4-H Dog Show
The state 4-H dog show is held each year in July, and offers classes in agility, rally, obedience, costume, tricks, drill, showmanship and conformation. Some counties host 4-H Dog Shows. These contests will be publicized on this page and through e-mail as information becomes available. At the annual State 4-H Dog Show, you can enter photos you have taken of your dog in the Dog Photography Contest. Photos are entered in four categories: dog still life, active, storyboard, and theme.


4-H CONNECT Email Blast: 4/23/20

RE: Texas 4-H Dog Show Entry Instructions

This letter has been sent blind copy to all 4-H members who have validated dogs and to their County Extension Agents.

The 2020 Texas 4-H Dog Show registration is has been open on 4-H CONNECT.  The show will be held at the Walker County Fairgrounds in Huntsville, Texas on July 10-11, 2020.   The deadline for registration is May 8, 2020. From May 9th -15th , late registration will be open for a $50 late fee. DO NOT wait until 4:55 on the last day to enter. It will be difficult for your County Extension Office to help you if you run into problems. The best thing to do is sit down with the rule book or the attached Quick Reference Guide and determine what you want to enter and which class you should enter in before you get into your 4-H Connect profile.

At this time we are still planning to have the 2020 Dog Show.  The Management Team will meet at the end of May to evaluate the COVID-19 situation and make a final decision.  4-H Connect does not complete the charge for your entry fee until it has been approved at the highest level.  Texas 4-H Dog Show entries will not be approved until we can confirm the show will occur.

WHAT CLASS TO ENTER:

– First year exhibitors, you will enter the lowest skill level class, unless you show outside of 4-H.

– If you showed in Obedience, Rally or Showmanship at State last year, refer to your score sheets from last year or go to the State Dog Show web page and look at last year’s results at https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/dog-care-training/

– Using your score or the results, read the progression rules for that event to determine which skill level you should enter. I have attached a Quick Reference Guide.

– Obedience and Rally results have an “*” next to qualified scores which means you should move up.

– Showmanship, you will need to know what you placed and how many were in your class, then refer to the chart on page 39 of the rule book or the Quick Reference guide.

– Any titles received up to the time of entry will determine the class entered. It is not necessary to advance based on titles received between entry and the show.

– It is best to make a list of the events and classes you want to enter for each dog before you log-in to register.

STEPS TO ENTER:

– Select your browser.  Most successful is Mozilla Firefox.  Most problems occur when Explorer is used.

– Log into your 4-H Connect profile. At the bottom of the page is a grey box “Register for an event”.

– Select the member’s name in the first drop down menu and select “2020 State 4-H Dog Show” in the second drop down menu.

– Under “Registration Types” select Register

– The dog(s) you validated will be listed at the top of the registration.

– You will select the dog you are entering and then select the events for that dog.

– Mark the events you want to enter for that dog.

– Go to the “Select Classes” section.  For each event you entered use the pull down menu to select the class this dog will be entered in.

– This is also where you will enter your photography entries see directions below.

–  At the bottom of the page should be three buttons. If you have another dog to enter, click “Save and Add New Entry”.

– With the new entry page pulled up, select the next dog and repeat the entry process.

– At the end of the last dog, you will click  “Continue”. This will take you to a payout page with a list of the dogs you have entered and the total for each one.

-At the end of the list, in blue, you will see “Edit Payment Information”.

– Double check the payment information you have. The most common problem is credit cards that have expired.

– DO NOT click 4-H/County Check unless you have specific information from your County Extension Office to do so.

Once you hit submit, it will first go to the county level, where your County Extension Agent or support staff will approve them. If you have made a mistake or need to make a change, contact your County Office to kick it back for you to correct.  The charge will not go through until the entry is approved at the State level.

The Photography Contest entries have 2 steps.

  1. Mark the categories you want to enter on the first list.
  2. Upload your photos in the corresponding box below the initial list.

Formatting your Photograph: Each photograph must be formatted in a jpg file to where it can be printed at 300 dots per inch (dpi) at a 3 inch X 5 inch size. File must not be over 1.5 MB in size to upload.

Labeling/Naming your Photograph: Each photograph will need to be clearly labeled with the name of the category,  4-H member’s last name, and first initial (see below for label name). For example: A 4-H member entering the Dog – Still Life category would label their photography as: Dog.Still Life_qtee.s (Dog.Still Life is the category file label name and qtee.s is the 4-H member’s last name and first initial).

Pass the word to your friends outside the project. They don’t have to own a dog to enter the photography contest. They will go through the 2020 Auxiliary Texas 4-H Dog Show event registration. Parents and Project Leaders can also register as adults for the show through Auxiliary registration.  The only selection for adults will be signing up to help with various tasks. Be sure to pass this information along to your project leaders.

Foster/Family Dog program for dogs who have never been validated will use the Auxiliary registration and use the same steps for entering as for the regular registration.

We will have a silent auction to raise funds for judges. Additional information about the silent auction will be coming, but start thinking about what your county group or multi-county group could provide.

If you have trouble with 4-H CONNECT, contact your County Extension Office.  The 2020 Texas 4-H Dog Show Rules and Guidelines and last year’s results are available at the State Website  https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/dog-care-training/ along with hotel information in Conroe.

We hope you are having fun with your project and look forward to seeing you in Huntsville in July.

T-Shirts : We will email T-Shirt order information and ordering instructions after late entries close in May.

The Judge Recruitment Packet is attached. I realize the deadline has passed, but please go ahead and submit any judges you would like to see at the show this year or any that would be willing to judge.  This is always the most difficult part of organizing the show and we could certainly use your help.

We look forward to working with you this year. Good luck in your practices. If you have questions about 4-H Connect contact your County Extension Office.  For questions about what classes to enter, work with your 4-H Dog Project leader first, if you are still having trouble, I’ll be glad to help.

Michelle Mihalek, MEd
County Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development
Montgomery County | Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
9020 Airport Rd. | Conroe, Texas 77303
P: (936) 539 – 7823 Ext. 3 | F: (936) 538-8199
mmmihalek@ag.tamu.edu| http://montgomery.agrilife.org


4-H CONNECT Email Blast: 4/23/20

RE: Texas 4-H Dog Show Entry Instructions

This letter is being sent blind copy to 4-H members enrolled in the Dog Care and Training project on 4-H CONNECT.

Dog Show Photography,  Non-Validated Dogs (Foster/Family Dog Program) and 4-H Dog Project Leaders will enter using the Auxiliary Texas Dog Show Registration.  It  has been open on 4-H CONNECT.  The show will be held at the Walker County Fairgrounds in Huntsville, Texas on July 10-11, 2020.   The deadline for registration is May 8, 2020. From May 9th -15th , late registration will be open for a $50 late fee. DO NOT wait until 4:55 on the last day to enter. It will be difficult for your County Extension Office to help you if you run into problems.

If you didn’t validate a dog project, there are still a couple of ways you can participate in the 2020 Texas 4-H Dog Show. The Photography Contest and the Foster/Family Dog Program.  There is also an avenue for dog project leaders to register to help.

To register you will go through 4-H CONNECT,

STEPS TO ENTER:

– Select your browser.  Most successful is Mozilla Firefox.  Most problems occur when Explorer is used.

– Go to the Register a Member In An Event box at the bottom of your 4-H CONNECT profile.

– Once you select a member, look for 2020 Auxiliary Texas 4-H Dog Show in the event box.

– Youth will see two options

Photography Contest Only – Select this if you only want to do Photography

Foster Family Dog – Select this one if you have a Foster Family Dog and Photography

– Adults will see an Adult Registration option where they can sign up to help.  This is specifically for our project leaders who do not have their own children participating in the show.  If a project leader has their own child participating in the show, they can do this process through that entry.

Texas 4-H Dog Show Photography Contest

The Photography Contest entries have 2 steps.

  1. Mark the categories you want to enter on the first list.
  2. Upload your photos in the corresponding box below the initial list.

Formatting your Photograph: Each photograph must be formatted in a jpg file to where it can be printed at 300 dots per inch (dpi) at a 3 inch X 5 inch size. File must not be over 1.5 MB in size to upload.

Labeling/Naming your Photograph: Each photograph will need to be clearly labeled with the name of the category,  4-H member’s last name, and first initial (see below for label name). For example: A 4-H member entering the Dog – Still Life category would label their photography as: Dog.Still Life_qtee.s (Dog.Still Life is the category file label name and qtee.s is the 4-H member’s last name and first initial).

Pass the word to your friends outside the project. They don’t have to own a dog to enter the photography contest. They will go through the 2020 Auxiliary Texas 4-H Dog Show event registration. Parents and Project Leaders can also register as adults for the show through Auxiliary registration.  The only selection for adults will be signing up to help with various tasks. Be sure to pass this information along to your project leaders.

Foster/ Family Dog Program

– You will enter the name, breed(s) and birth date of the dog you are entering

– Mark the event(s) for that dog. This registers you for the event and will open class selection in the next section.

– Scroll to the next section.  Here you will be given the option to select the specific class  in the event you entered.

– Once you have selected the classes for this dog, you will enter any photos following the instructions above.

-Scroll to the bottom of the page where three are buttons.

– If you have another dog to enter, click “Save and Add New Entry”. With the new entry page pulled up, select the next dog and repeat the entry process.

– At the end of the last dog, you will click  “Continue”. This will take you to a payout page with a list of the dogs you have entered and the total for each one.

– At the end of the list, in blue, you will see “Edit Payment Information”. Please double check the payment information you have. The most common problem is credit cards that have expired.  DO NOT click 4-H/County Check unless you have specific information from your County Extension Office to do so.

Once you hit submit, it will first go to the county level, where your County Extension Agent or support staff will approve them. If you have made a mistake or need to make a change, contact them to kick it back for you to correct. The charge will not go through until the entry is approved at the State level.

The rules are available at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/dogshow

Since the Foster/Family Dog Competition rules are included in this e-mail. In addition to fostering a dog, if you have recently adopted a dog or discovered 4-H this is an opportunity to get some show experience.

Foster/Family Dog Competition Rules

Dogs with home environment experience that are well mannered are more adoptable. Some families may not be able to make a long term commitment to dog ownership. In an effort to promote and encourage 4-H members to participate in this service learning project, the Foster/Family Dog program was developed. Patterned after other states programs, it offers the opportunity to showcase some of the community service projects 4-H members have been doing allowing more members to participate.

  1. Subject to the Texas 4-H Dog Show Rules EXCEPT ownership/certification guidelines.
  2. Handler and dog team is only eligible for the Foster/Family Dog program for one year. A dog that has been previously validated is not eligible for the Foster/Family Dog program.
  3. Classes open to Foster/Family Dog include score sheet classes Costume, Tricks, Obedience, Rally and Canine Good Citizenship.
  4. Foster/Family dogs will be awarded on the Danish System of Blue, Red and White ribbons.
  5. An exhibitor that has previously shown at the Texas 4-H Dog Show may participate in the Foster/Family Dog Competition with a foster dog. However, they must show in Obedience and Rally classes befitting the dog/ handler team’s experience. No lower than Obedience Pre-Novice B or Rally Novice B.

For details of Costume, Tricks, Obedience and Rally, refer to those events in the rule book.

Michelle Mihalek, MEd
County Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development
Montgomery County | Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
9020 Airport Rd. | Conroe, Texas 77303
P: (936) 539 – 7823 Ext. 3 | F: (936) 538-8199
mmmihalek@ag.tamu.edu| http://montgomery.agrilife.org

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