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Washington State University Extension

4-H Dog Projects

Program Contact: Melanie Greer, 4-H and Youth Empowerment Coordinator
(360) 912-2062 •

youth showing a dog at the fair

4-H Members must be enrolled in “Dog” or “Service Dog” projects by June 1st.

Dog projects are open to all age divisions including Cloverbuds.

Project animals must be under the management and care of the 4-H member 60 days prior to fair.

Any breed (purebred or mixed) is allowed. Dogs must be safely handled by the 4-H member. 4-H leaders reserve the right to disqualify any dog that is observed to be unfit for 4-H participation.

Dogs MUST come with verification of the following vaccines: Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Para-influenza, Parvo (DHPP), Kennel Cough, and Rabies. Recommended optional vaccinations: Leptospirosis, Corona.

Rabies vaccination certificate must come from veterinarian and include: Date of most recent vaccination, dog’s name or ID and age, brand or type of vaccine, veterinarians’ signature and license (no stamped signature).

Rabies Vaccination Certificate PDF

2023 Dog and Service Dog Project Info PDF

Curriculum and resources are available for check out at the Clallam County 4-H Extension Office.

Links for State 4-H information and resources:

WSU State Dog Resource Page

WSU Dog Publications

Additional Information:

Clallam County Fair Information


Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

Clubs with Dog projects:


East Port Angeles/Sequim Area:


Port Angeles Area:

Silver Spurs

Forks Area:

Happy Tails