State Dog Events

2015 Kansas 4-H Dog Judges Certification, Recertification & Project Leader Training


Judges’ Certification Location and Date:
The training will be Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2015 at the Edwards County Fair Building, 1305 South Niles (U.S. Hwy. 183 on the south edge of town), Kinsley, KS 67547.

For Questions:
For additional information about this program, contact:  Deryl Waldren, 785-462-6281 or e-mail:

To Register:

General Details:         
The Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Action Team is sponsoring a dog judges’ certification, re-certification, and project training to better prepare judges and volunteer 4-H leaders on the standards of 4-H showmanship, agility, obedience, and rally obedience.  The format allows for training in specific or all four phases.  Judges may certify in all phases or re-certify in specific phases.  The training is available to anyone interested in the Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training project as observers (members 16 or older and/or project leaders) and current and potential dog show judges who will receive an opportunity to actually score classes and test their knowledge via a written test.
To be certified as 4-H Dog Show judges, participants must pass a written quiz and judging exercise for each discipline (showmanship, agility, obedience, rally obedience) in which they wish to certify. These tests will be given after each section.  If it has been five years or longer since you were certified, we strongly encourage you to re-certify!  Those individuals longer than 5 years since their last certification will be removed from the list following this training!
Refunds will not be given after January 15, 2015.  Participants must be present at the end of each phase to take the appropriate test.  Anyone leaving early will not receive credit for completing each specific or all phases.

Tentative Agenda:
Friday:  5-6 p.m.                Registration and check-in
            6-9 p.m.                Nuts and Bolts of Being a Judge
Saturday:  8 a.m.-Noon       Showmanship and Obedience
                1-5 p.m.            Showmanship and Obedience (continued)
Sunday:  8 a.m.-Noon         Rally Obedience
              1-5 p.m.              Agility

Registration Details:
Registration fee is due by 5:00 p.m., January 15, 2015.  Make checks payable to:  Kansas 4-H Foundation.  Return check and Kansas 4-H participation for to: 
Kansas 4-H Dog Judges’ Certification Registration
Kansas State 4-H Office
201 Umberger Hall, KSU
Manhattan, KS 66506
The registration fee and the Kansas 4-H Participation form must be mailed separately.   To print off a copy of the Kansas 4-H Participation form, visit:

Registration Costs:
•$80.00 – Certification for all four phases of showmanship, agility, rally and rally obedience.  Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.  Fee includes training, rulebooks, judges’ guidelines, training notes, two lunches and four breaks. 
•$45.00 – Observers Only.  Must be 16 years of age or older to attend.  This is intended for volunteer leaders, older teens, and other interested in increasing dog subject-matter knowledge.  Fee covers two lunches and four breaks; references, rulebooks, trainer notes not included.
•$25.00 – For each phase.  Please specify phase(s) attending.  Fee includes specific rulebook, guidelines and training notes, specific lunches and breaks during that training phase.  
Hotel Options:
Hotel costs are extra, and hotel registration must be made by individuals.  Available hotels in Kinsley:
•Do Drop Inn, 713 US Hwy. 50, Kinsley, KS 67547; 620-233-6056;  Full size bed, $45.00; Queen, $65.00, some other special room options are available, inquire.  No breakfast served.
•Two Elks Lodge (hunt club is an former converted nursing home), 208 N. James Ave., Kinsley, Ks 67547; 620-659-3153; Twin beds, $40.00; Queen, $60.00.  Breakfast included.
•Greensburg is 30 miles away; Larned is 25 miles; and Dodge City is 38 miles away for other hotel possibilities.


2014 Kansas State Fair Dog Show Book
2014 KSF Dog Show Booklet (PDF)

2015 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference & Quiz Bowl

Where: Rock Springs 4-H Center
When: October 17-18, 2015
Who: 4-H members 7-18 years of age and their dogs

Full details about the 2015 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference & Quiz Bowl will be posted by August 15, 2015.
2014 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl Registration will go live by September 1, 2015.
2014 Directions on Quiz Bowl Team Formation - (PDF)
2014 Quiz Bowl Rules and Information - (PDF)
Dog Event Links

- Dog Action Team

- Dog Project

- Dog Judging Scoresheets

- Kansas 4-H Participation Form

KSRE Staff may request a copy of the 2014 Certified Dog Judges List from Deryl Waldren, 785-462-6281 or e-mail: