4-H Dog & Cat Show
The Saline County 4-H Dog and Cat Show was held on two separate nights to maximize our daylight hours. The location for the Dog Agility Show on Tuesday, July 18, was instructor Cheri Whites agility field.
Dog Agility participants were divided into categories according to their experience, the size of their dog, and the height of the jumps. County Champions in Dog Agility were: Makayla Miller (Beginner 4 Inch), Abigail McGee (Beginner 8 Inch), Jessica Tuttle (Beginner 12 Inch), Haylee Brown (Graduate Beginner 8 Inch), Hannah Haney (Graduate Beginner 12 Inch), Sierra Wilson (Advanced Beginner 4 Inch), Kayla Heath (Advanced Beginner 8 Inch), Kaylee Payne (Advanced Beginner 12 Inch) and Whitney Payne (Advanced Beginner 16 Inch).
On July 20, the remaining 4-H Dog events were held at the Sam Stafford Building. Exhibitors competed in Dog Care, Dog Showmanship and Dog Obedience. Dog Care County Champions were Kayla Heath (Senior Dog Care) and Haylee Brown (Junior Dog Care).
A State Fair ribbon for Senior Dog Showmanship was awarded to Kayla Heath, and a State Fair ribbon for Junior Dog Showmanship was earned by Sierra Wilson.
First time Dog Obedience participants competed in the Pre-Obedience Rally A and experienced dog handlers with brand new dogs competed in the Pre-Obedience Rally B. Rally A County Champion was Jessica Tuttle and Rally B County Champion was Sierra Wilson.
Saline County 4-H youth were very successful in the Dog Obedience classes this year, with five members earning enough points to qualify for State Fair. To qualify, youth must earn at least 170 out of a possible 200 points. In classes where no member earns adequate points, the top scorer receives a County Champion ribbon.
Qualifying for State Fair in Dog Obedience was: Ryan Boulds (Novice), Sierra Wilson (Novice), Hannah Haney (Pre-Novice), Kayla Heath (Pre-Novice), and Katherine Holmes (Beginner Novice II). Greyson Conley earned a County Champion ribbon in Beginner Novice I.