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The Kentucky 4-H Dog Show is offered to all 4-H members that have participated in a county 4-H dog program or independent/individual study during the program year. The show provides an opportunity for 4-H members to demonstrate what they (and their dog) have learned, and build upon leadership, sportsmanship, and communication skills.

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 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 a pet food drive taking place at the event. 

Canine Influenza Information 

The Kentucky 4-H Dog Program highly recommends that dogs participating in any 4-H dog show receive a vaccination against canine influenza. The vaccination is given in two doses two to four weeks apart. Please contact your veterinarian for additional information. An informational handout is available. 


  • August 11-12, 2018
  • Refer to the Rule Book and Guide for specific times for individual events.
  • Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky 
  • Contact your county extension office for information regarding deadlines and fees (link). 


  • Participants must register through their county Extension office.
  • Kentucky 4-H Dog Health Form (Please note all dogs registered for State Dog Show must have a completed form submitted by March 1 to their county Extension agent.)
  • Kentucky 4-H Dog Declaration Form (Please note all dogs registered for the State Dog Show must have a completed form submitted by March 1 to their county Extension agent.)
  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (available from veterinarian)
  • Personal Information & Enrollment Form (PIEF)
  • Agent Resource Guide (password protected - link)

Additional Information

Volunteer Opportunities 


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