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Minnesota 4-H Dog Project Judges Information

The purpose of the dog judges certification process is to certify judges for state 4-H dog shows.
This will provide consistent judging at state competition.

Counties are not required to use a certified judge at their county fair shows.
You may select the judge of your choice.

Categories of 4-H Dog Judges:


In the process of being certified, but not yet completed.


Have met the requirements to become certified.  May be certified in any area (example:  Agility only, Obedience only, Showmanship only, Agility & Obedience, Agility & Showmanship, Obedience & Showmanship, or Agility, Obedience, & Showmanship).


Have been certified for five years and have judged a minimum of 25 shows (at the county, regional, and/or state level) in agility, obedience, and/or showmanship (not 25 of each).


A senior judge who is certified in all three areas with a minimum of five shows (at the county, regional, and/or state level) judged in each area.


Brad Rugg
4-H Program Director

Karen Nelson

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