Dog Camp


Kentucky 4-H Camp Canine is an overnight camping program designed for 4-H members and their dogs. Together the 4-H member and their dog will participate in classes on a variety of topics surrounding the care and handling of their animal. The program provides a fun, low-stress environment for youth handlers (beginners to advanced) to practice showing their animal.

Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This event fosters mastery by learning about dog breeds, anatomy, conformation, and animal care and management, belonging by interacting with youth from their county and counties across the state, independence by demonstrating responsible dog ownership, and generosity by participating in a community service project for a local animal shelter. 


  • May 13-15, 2022
  • J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp, London, Kentucky
  • Contact your county extension office for information regarding deadlines and fees (link). 


Additional Information

  • Kentucky 4-H Dog Program Rule Book and Guide (2021-22)
  • Camp Canine Slides
  • Flyer 
  • Dog Camp Letter 2022
  • Camp Canine 2022 Agenda 
  • Each county club is asked to bring one "doggy" item (e.g., dog toys, dog books, etc.) to camp for each 4-H member attending. These items are used as prizes for events throughout the program
  • Cloverbud Policy: Cloverbud members may not participate at the Kentucky 4-H Camp Canine Program. Cloverbud members may participate in county 4-H dog clubs if allowed by the county for the purpose of training and non-competitive and age appropriate activities. 
  • Score Sheet Examples for Camp Canine (subject to change)
  • Dog Judging Information for Camp Canine
      • Intro to Dog Judging (PDF Slide Set by Heather Blakeman and Elizabeth Clearly)
      • Dog Judging Scoresheet 
      • Breeds for 2022: Announced Closer to Date of Event (Senior Division of Dog Judging will judge all breeds and give oral reasons on one breed; Junior Division of Dog Judging will judge all breeds but will not give oral reasons)

Volunteer Opportunities


State Contact:  Ashley Osborne| | 859-218-0986