Lincoln County Fairgrounds

Lincoln County Ag Society

5015 Rodeo Road Ave

North Platte, Nebraska

69101

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Dogs

LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR PRE-ENTRY INFORMATION

DEPARTMENT O

All LIVE ANIMAL entries must be pre-entered for County Fair

Entry deadline July 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

All animals exhibited must be free from disease and parasites. The committee reserves the right to reject any or all entries which cannot qualify under this provision.

DIVISION 8 - Open Class Dog

4-H show will be held Tuesday beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Beef Arena

Open Class Dog Show will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Beef Arena  

This is an un-benched show. The procedures will be consistent with all 4-H rules.

The eligibility and entry rules already set up for livestock in the Lincoln County Fair will apply to entries for the Dog Show.

All dogs must be in training by the exhibitor by June 15 of the current year.

 

Exhibitor may enter one showmanship, two agility classes (using two different dogs and in different levels), two rally classes (using different dogs and in different levels), and two obedience classes (using two different dogs and in different levels).

The name of the dog must appear on the pre-entry form.  Any entry turned in without the name of the dog will NOT be accepted.

 

PROOF OF VACCINATION

All dogs must be immunized for distemper, rabies, and parvo. A copy of the immunization card must accompany entry cards. Individuals who vaccinate their own dogs must be able to show proof of vaccination. It is recommended dogs be vaccinated for kennel cough prior to show.

 

FEMALE DOGS IN SEASON WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO SHOW. IF FEMALE DOG IS IN SEASON, EXHIBITORS CAN SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER DOG, IN APPROPRIATE CLASSES.

DOGS MUST BE AT LEAST SIX MONTHS OLD TO BE SHOWN.

DOGS MUST BE IN CRATES OR ON A LEASH AND UNDER THE CONTROL OF THEIR EXHIBITOR AT ALL TIMES.

LAME OR CRIPPLED DOGS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO SHOW IF IT IS DETERMINED BY THE SHOW SUPERINTENDENT THAT IT IS AFFECTING THE HEALTH OF THE DOG.

IF EXHIBITS ARE NOT BLUE RIBBON QUALITY, CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL NOT BE AWARDED.

 

SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES

Showmanship Classes will be judged on handler’s appearance “10%”, grooming and conditioning of dog “20%”, coordination of the dog and handler “50%”, and general knowledge “20%”. Special coat trims (such as poodle or terriers) will not count except for being clean and neatly brushed.

 

101     Showmanship - Over 18 years of age

 

OBEDIENCE CLASSES

BEGINNING NOVICE-All exercises must be performed on a six-foot leash. Dogs must heel including figure 8; Stand for examination; come on recall; long sit for one minute and long down for three minutes.

 

102     Beginning novice A - Neither dog nor exhibitor that has previous        training experience.

103     Beginning novice B. Dog or exhibitor is beyond first year competition.

104     Novice - Dogs must heel on leash including figure 8; heel free; stand for examination of leash; come on recall off leash; and down stay off leash for 3 minutes with handler away from dog and a 1 minute long sit.

105     Graduate Novice - Dogs must heel on leash; heel free including figure 8; drop on recall; stand for examination off leash; sit-stay for 3 minutes with handler out of ring; 5 minutes long down with handler out of sight.

 

AGILITY General Rules

Level 1 & 2 Agility classes are run on leash. Level 3, 4, and 5 are all run off leash. One of each obstacle noted in each level are mandatory and duplicate obstacles will be added to make up quantities of obstacles in each level. Dogs must be 12 months old or older at fair time. All dogs must wear a flat collar; no other type is allowed. Each dog may be exhibited by only one handler in agility competition. Handlers should wear closed toe shoes; tennis shoes are suggested. More than one dog may be entered per exhibitor but they must be in different classes. No baiting, toys or training devices are allowed on the course during competition. Class entry fee will be $5.00 per agility class.  All fees are due at pre-fair entry deadline. Fees are non-refundable.

 

AGILITY CLASSES

106     LEVEL 1 - 6 obstacles – 3 bar jumps which have two bars each, short dog walk, pause box or table, and tunnel (open).

107    LEVEL 2 – 10 obstacles – several bar jumps which have two bars each, short dog walk, pause box or table, tunnel (open), and solid panel jump.

108    LEVEL 3 - 10 obstacles – same obstacles as Level 2 but dogs run off leash for Level 3.

109    LEVEL 4 - 13 obstacles – bar jump which has one bar each, bar jump which has two bars each, tall dog walk, pause box or table, tunnel (open), solid panel jump, teeter totter (seesaw), and weave poles (single set with 6 poles).

110    LEVEL 5 - 15 – 20 - of any of the following obstacles such as: bar jump which has one bar each, bar jump which has two bars each, tall dog walk, pause box or table, tunnel (open), solid panel jump, A-frame short, A-frame tall, teeter totter (seesaw), weave poles (single set with 6 poles), weave poles (double set with 12 poles), broad jump, dump jump, triple bar jump, swing bridge, etc. Number of obstacles used for a course will depend on ring size and available equipment at show site. Course layout may include more advanced handling techniques.

 

Agility Jump heights

Measure dogs at withers to determine jump height:

 

  • Dogs 11 inches or less – 4 inches

  • Dogs over 11 inches up to and including 14 inches – 8 inches

  • Dogs over 14 inches up to and including 18 inches – 12 inches

  • Dogs over 18 inches – 16 inches

 

RALLY

Rally obedience is a dog sport based on obedience.  It was originally from the obedience practice of “doodling” - doing a variety of interesting warm up and freestyle exercises.  Many of the rally exercises are the same as, or have the same parts of traditional obedience.  Rally obedience is a dog performance class that uses directional signs that are numbered to indicate the course the handler is to follow during the performance.  The team of dog and handler heel from sign to sign and perform the exercises indicated by the numbered sign at the location.  At the start sign, the judge gives permission to start the courses and then the dog and handler go through the courses.  The judge will say “Are you ready?”  followed by “Forward.”  No other directives are given. The course consists of signs that instruct the team what to do.  Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs during the course.  The number of stations/signs is noted below in the class description (start and finish signs are not included in the sign count and are automatically used).  Signs may be duplicated and used more than one time to create the course.

PROCEDURE - Sequence and course map of the exercises will vary.  The exhibitors will begin doing rally based on their level in obedience classes. Exhibitors must advance to the next level after receiving two blue ribbons.

Jump heights are the same as agility classes.

 

111 Beginning

Exhibitors entered in Beginning Novice Obedience.  Eight to 12 signs with two to three stationary signs. Exercises are performed on leash.

112 Novice

Exhibitors entered in Novice Obedience.  Ten to 15 signs with 3-5 stationary signs.  Exercises are performed off leash.

113 Advanced

Exhibitors entered in Graduate Novice Obedience.  Twelve to 17 signs with 3-7 stationary signs.  Exercises performed off leash.

114 Excellent

Fifteen to 20 signs with 3-7 stationary signs, 2 jump signs, and the sit stay exercise.  Exercises are performed off leash.

 

Premiums:  

Blue      $2.00

Red       $1.75

White    $1.50