Fulton County 4-H held its Dog Care and Dog Obedience judging

LEWISTOWN – Fulton County 4-H held its dog grooming and obedience program, a University of Illinois Extension program, on Monday, July 26th.

At Dog Care, the 4-H member and their dog are assessed on the basis of care, health, cleanliness and the member’s knowledge of the dog and its needs. Seven 4-H members exhibited their dogs.

Best of Show in Dog Care went to Amy Shaeffer and her Border Collie Belle. Other exhibitors were Kaylee Asher with her Australian Shepherd mix Eva; Makenna Johnson with her Labradoodle, Wrigley; Addison Roddis with her Siberian Husky Bella; Cameron Stone with her cowboy corgi, Mo; Alex Wetterauer with his Labrador Retriever Rosie; and Luke Wetterauer with his Labrador Retriever Avery. All received blue ratings.

Robin Fisher was the judge for the grooming of dogs.

In dog obedience, the participants and dogs go through a course and are judged on the performance of the dog.

Seven 4-H members and their dogs were judged, some also took part in the open show.

Depending on the level of experience, there are different categories – Beginner Novice I, Beginner Novice II, Pre-Novice, Novice and Graduate Novice.

The judge for dog obedience was Sherrill Filzen.

In the 4-H Dog Obedience competition, Amy Shaeffer and Belle were named Best of Show winner.

Also exhibited and awarded Blue Ratings were Harper Hess, Braylee Irwin, Makenna Johnson, Lillie Ray, Addison Roddis and Ashley Tarochione.

Several of the 4-H exhibitors achieved a score high enough to qualify for the state 4-H dog show.

For more information on the Fulton County 4-H program, contact the extension

Office at 547-3711.

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