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September 16, 2019

Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl

Submitted by Shane Potter

The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl will be October 19-20 at Rock Springs 4-H Center.  It is open to all Kansas 4-H members, accompanying parents, volunteer 4-H leaders and KSRE staff.  The theme is “Rock Star 4-H Dogs”

Cost is $125.00 for full-time participants, $75.00 for Saturday only and $50.00 for Sunday only.  The fee for full-time registration covers all educational sessions, speakers, dog presentations, quiz bowl, skill-a-thon, lunch, dinner and breakfast, breaks, and one night’s lodging at Rock Springs 4-H Center.  Part-time registration costs are less for fewer educational programs and services provided.  T-shirts and hoodies may be ordered on-line for an additional cost.

The conference will have a special youth-dog activity outside, "Dog Fashion Show and Karaoke" evening program, dog skill-a-thon, quiz bowl, prepared and impromptu presentations, plus s'mores and much more.

The mini dog quiz bowl for 7-9-year olds will be continued.  Youth will learn how quiz bowls work in a fun, non-threatening environment with lots of hands-on activities to teach new dog skills.  Youth participating in the mini quiz bowl may not compete in the general dog quiz bowl on a team or as an individual.

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.

Please note that dogs must be current with all 4-H-required vaccinations in order to participate in the Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project.  This includes the Kansas 4-H Dog Conference, Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show and Kansas 4-H Dog Judges’ Certification and Training, and local/county 4-H dog shows.  It is important to note that young dogs under six months of age cannot receive a rabies shot.  Without a rabies shot and the other 4-H-required vaccinations, juvenile 4-H dogs cannot participate in the Kansas 4-H Dog Program.  Check with your family veterinarian to make sure your dog is up to date with its vaccinations.

Bedding, pillows, towels, and toiletries are not provided and must be brought by the participant.

Register at https://www.kansas4-h.org/events/index.html

Registration closes October 7.