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Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show

The Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show is an annual event held in the fall after the Minnesota State Fair. The State Dog Show consists of agility, obedience, showmanship and rally events.

Who can participate?

4-H youth, who have completed 3rd grade at the time of the show and have earned a blue ribbon at their county show.

What will I do at the State Dog Show?

2017 Show schedule (PDF)
2017 Exhibitor information sheet (PDF) - for reference

How much does it cost?

2017 Program Fee is $15 plus $15 fee for each class entered.

Important News from the Minnesota 4-H Dog Project Development Committee:
Every county with Dog Show participants must read the Fundraiser Information Letter below

2017 Minnesota 4-H Dog Project Development Committee Fundraiser Information Letter - posted July 11, 2017

Ring Stewards for the State Dog Show

The State 4-H Dog Show depends on many volunteers to make the days run smoothly. Each county is required to provide designated ring stewards. Ring stewards need to be a responsible adult or youth leader (grade 7 or older). See show premium list (provided by county program coordinator) for additional details. Sign up to volunteer on your member entry form OR at this helper webpage. You will be contacted with the time you are scheduled to steward at the show.

Ring Steward/Helper Descriptions

Volunteer/Leader Recognition

Does your county have an outstanding youth and/or adult volunteer in the dog project?
If so, nominate them for a youth leader or adult leader award to be presented at the state dog show.
Submit the nomination forms below by September 1, 2017 to the address on the form.
For questions related to the State 4-H Dog Show, you should contact the volunteer coordinators, Jan Brule at or Kelsey Aszmann at .

2017 Dog Project Outstanding Adult Leader Nomination Form

2017 Dog Project Outstanding Youth Leader Nomination

Tentative Future State Dog Show Dates

September 22-23, 2018

State Dog Show Results

2017 Dog Show Champion Photos - posted September 26, 2017
2017 Dog Show Results Agility times by class - posted September 26, 2017
2017 Dog Show Results - by class -- updated October 9, 2017
2017 Dog Show Results - by county -- updated October 9, 2017

2016 Dog Show Champion Photos
2016 Dog Show Results Agility times by class
2016 Dog Show Results - Obedience and Rally scores

2015 Dog Show Champion Photos
2015 Dog Show Results by County
2015 Dog Show Results by Class
2015 Dog Show Results Agility Times by Class


Brad Rugg
4-H Program Director

Amber Greeley
4-H Program Manager

All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.

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