LEWISTOWN-Fulton County 4-H held Dog Care and Obedience Judging Monday, July 22.

It is a program of University of Illinois Extension.

For Dog Care, the 4-H member and his or her dog are judged on grooming, health, cleanliness, and the member's knowledge of the dog and his or her needs. 

Four 4-H members exhibited their dogs. 

Best of Show in Dog Care went to Amy Shaeffer with her Border Collie, Belle.

Other exhibitors were Ashley Howerter with her Newfoundland, Lucy; Makenna Johnson with her Labradoodle, Wrigley; and Cameron Stone with her Cowboy Corgi, Mo. 

All received Blue ratings. 

Judge for Dog Care was Jennifer Kem.

In Dog Obedience, the participants and dogs are put through a course and scored according to how the dog performs. 

Six 4-H members and their dogs were judged, and they also participated in the Open Show. 

There are different categories depending on their level of experience—Beginner Novice I, Beginner Novice II, Pre-Novice, Novice, and Graduate Novice. 

Judge for Dog Obedience was Sherrill Filzen.

In the 4-H Dog Obedience competition, Makenna Johnson was selected the Best of Show winner with Wrigley. 

Also exhibiting and receiving Blue ratings were Justin Runyan, Jenna Schleich, Amy Shaeffer, Audrey Tarochione, and Julia Tourtillott. 

All of the 4-H exhibitors achieved a score high enough to qualify them for the State 4-H Dog Show.

For more information on the Fulton County 4-H Program, contact the Extension Office, 547-3711.