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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?

2015 Activities Schedule - posted in September
2015 Participant Confirmation Letter with Show Details - posted in September

How much does it cost?

2015 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

2015 Minnesota 4-H Dog Project Development Committee Fundraiser Information Letter

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, 2015 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 .

2015 Dog Project Outstanding Adult Leader Nomination Form - coming soon

2015 Dog Project Outstanding Youth Leader Nomination - coming soon

Tentative Future State Dog Show Dates

September 24-25, 2016
September 23-24, 2017

State Dog Show Results

2014 Dog Show Champion Photos

2014 Dog Show Results by County - posted September 25, 2014
2014 Dog Show Results by Class - posted September 25, 2014
2014 Dog Show Results Agility Times by Class - posted September 25, 2014


Brad Rugg
4-H Program Director

Amber Runke
4-H Program Specialist

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