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Dog Show

Show / Contest Coordinator

Coordinators: Felicia Sakuta, 910-467-3147  Tiffany Howard, 352-553-8151

Committee Members: Trisha Swinehart, Jason Swinehart, Shelley Sharp

More about the Dog Show Contest

DOG AGILITY
This show originated with an agility demonstration by MADTA during the 2004 Fair. Because of the flurry of interest it generated, it was added as a show. The handlers direct their dogs over an obstacle course consisting of an A-Frame, dog walk, pipe tunnel, collapsed (cloth) tunnel, and hurdles — and that’s just for the Intermediate class. Advanced competitors also have to deal with a see-saw, weave poles, and a tire jump. Unlike many other shows, not only the dog but also the exhibitor must be in good physical condition, as both will have to run the course. Like all the other animal shows, a completed record book is required to compete.
DOG RALLY
Rally is a dog sport based on obedience. Unlike regular obedience, instead of waiting for the judge’s orders, the competitors proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. The course consists of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team what to do. Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to verbally encourage their dogs during the course.
DOG OBEDIENCE
Young people and their dogs have been going to school for weeks. They have been learning dog behavior and the benefits of proper training, identifying a dog’s body language, learning to care for a dog’s eyes,ears, teeth, and nails, proper grooming, and training the dog to respond to seven basic commands.Dog obedience teaches discipline, sportsmanship, responsibility, and record keeping. As with all the animal projects in the SEYF, a completed record book must be turned in for the exhibitor to compete with his or her animal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student older than 8 years of age and up and pays entry fee may enter this contest. Exhibitors must be a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter and either live in or go to school in Marion County.

How much does it cost? $5 entry fee for each animal and each contest (rally, obedience, and agility).

2024 Winners

HIGH POINT

Brayden Pruitt & Dapper – Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

RECORD BOOKS

  • JuniorAddalyn Upton – Majestic Oaks 4H
  • IntermediateAbbiegail Schultz – Dunnellon 4H
  • SeniorCate Viverito –  Caprine 4H 

SKILL-A-THON

  • Junior – Lily Fugate – Happy Trails 4H
  • Intermediate Brayden Pruitt – Belleview Bald Eagles 4H
  • Senior – Cora Taylor – Town & Country 4H

DOG OBEDIENCE

Basic JR – Callie Rae Cassidy & Tipper, Majestic Oaks 4H
Basic INT – Brayden Pruitt & Dapper, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H
Basic SR – Annabella Maffei & Ruger, North Marion High FFA

Sub Novice JR – Capewell Jones & Tori, Southern Roots 4H
Sub Novice INT – Christopher Tucker & Koda, Caprine 4H
Sub Novice SR – Eden Hughes & Silas, Majestic Oaks 4H

NOVICE – Kylie Johansen & Brizzy – Belleview High FFA

ADVANCED – Frank Sakuta & Kevin – Caprine 4H

DOG AGILITY

Basic JR – Callie Rae Cassidy & Tipper, Majestic Oaks 4H
Basic INT – Emma Blackburn & Levi, Wild N Country 4H

Basic SR – Abigail Colon & Mae, West Port High FFA

Sub Novice JR – Capewell Jones & Tori, Southern Roots 4H
Sub Novice INT – Paisley Jones & Sidney, Southern Roots 4H
Sub Novice SR – Eden Hughes & Silas, Majestic Oaks 4H

NOVICE – Kylie Johansen & Brizzy – Belleview High FFA

ADVANCED – Frank Sakuta & Kevin – Caprine 4H

DOG RALLY

Basic JR – Madison Amole & Thor – Sparr Stallions 4H 

Basic INT – Aubrey Welch & Bo – Happy Trails 4H

Basic SR – Noah Fackler & Maggie – West Port High FFA

 

Sub Novice JR – Addalynn Upton & Maggie – Majestic Oaks 4H

Sub Novice INT – Paisley Jones & Sidney, Southern Roots 4H

Sub Novice SR – Clay Karson & Shyloh – Town & Country 4H

NOVICE – 

Kylie Johansen & Brizzy – Belleview High FFA

ADVANCED – 

Cora Taylor & Pua – Town & Country 4H

 

Thank You Dog Show Sponsors

Bob & Lee Saputo
Ashtyn Perryman
Belleview Veterinary Hospital
Branded Design & Printing
Coon Hollow Farm
The Crafty Heifer
Central Florida Pet Cemeteries & Crematory
The Event Warehouse
Forest Veterinary Clinic
Florida Girl Freshies
Furry Friends Treat
Kelly Cox DVM LLC
Live Oak Animal Hospital
Marion Alachua Dog Training Association
Marion County 4-H
Ocala Scottish Rite
Red Fern Pet Lodge
Shady Road Veterinary Clinic
The Swineharts

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.