State Dog Events

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.  One dog is allowed per youth participant.  Dogs are optional, and may be included.  Parents, volunteer leaders and KSRE staff are also invited.

The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl will be October 17-18 at Rock Springs 4-H Center.  The theme is “All About that Dog.”  Registration will be through the CVent 4-H system with registration due by September 25th.  There is a $25.00 cancelation fee once participants have registered on CVent.  To register beginning August 10, visit:  Cost is $95.00 for full-time participants, $65.00 for Saturday only and $45.00 for Sunday only.    T-shirts and hoodies may be ordered on-line for an additional cost. 

Educational sessions will include:  Dog Behavior and Body Language, First Aid for Your Dog, Parachute Cord Collar/Lead-Making, Dog Agility Equipment Demonstration, Dog Jeopardy knowledge activity, and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program.    Keynote speaker will be Gary Lorstcher from Bern, KS, who runs Lorstcher Ag Feeds, a small business making dog food.  The program will have a costume and dog talent contest, GPS and Dogs, dog skill-a-thon, quiz bowl, plus s'mores and more.  All youth must be chaperoned by parent or 4-H leader.  County groups will be housed in the same cottage and all dogs must be on leash or kenneled in your room.  Owners must pick up and bag after dogs. 

For more information, contact Deryl Waldren, Northwest Area Extension Office, P. O. Box 786, Colby, KS 67701; 785-462-6281; 

2015 Dog Conference Flyer (PDF)
2015 Dog Conference & Quiz Bowl Registration Worksheet (PDF)
2015 Dog Conference Schedule (PDF)
2015 Dog Conference & Quiz Bowl News Release (PDF)

2015 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl Registration will go live by August 10, 2015.  Visit:

2015 Directions on Quiz Bowl Team Formation - (PDF)
2015 Quiz Bowl Rules and Information - (PDF)

2016 Kansas 4-H Dog Judges Certification, Recertification & Project Leader Training

Judges’ Certification Location and Date:
The training will be Jan. 29-31, 2016, tentatively scheduled in the Meadhowlark District - Seneca Office in Nemaha County.  Full details will be posted by November 15, 2015.

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

2015 Kansas State Fair Dog Show Book
(Will be posted by September 8, 2015)

2014 KSF Dog Show Booklet (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: