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The Kentucky 4-H Dog Program encourages youth to develop character, self-esteem, discipline, and responsibility. The dog serves as a tool in the growth of each individual.  

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, care, management, and handling, belonging by interacting with youth from their county and counties across the state, independence by demonstrating responsible dog ownership, generosity by participating in community service such as pet food drives. Contact your county extension office for more information (link).



State Events


District and County Upcoming Events

*Contact CES offices for additional information. 

  • June 9, Larue County Fair, Dog Show, 2 pm ET
  • June 16, Breckinridge County Fairgrounds, Open Fun Dog Show,  Check-in at 8am CT
  • June 23, Scott County Fairgrounds, Dog Show, 9 am ET 
  • July 21, Henderson County Fair, Dog Fun Show, 10:30 am CT
  • July 21, Kenton County, Dog Show    
  • July 28, Full Circle Farm (Pendleton, KY), Oldham County Dog Show
  • August 4, Jessamine County Fairgrounds, Dog Show


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