4-H Happy Heelers fun match is April 5

Cooperative Extension's 4-H Happy Heelers Dog Club's annual 4-H All Breed Conformation and Obedience Fun Match is April 5 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 920 Dump Road, Gardnerville.

Check-in is at 8 a.m., show begins at 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome to watch the dog competition free of charge. Participants do not need to be members of 4-H.

Classes will include conformation, puppy, adult, mixed breed, junior showmanship, adult showmanship and fun. Participants may register for these classes 8-9 a.m. the day of the show for $6 per dog for the first class and $4 per dog for each additional class.

An obedience class will be offered with required preregistration. There will be a costume contest, a best trick contest, raffle, snack bar and pizza lunch. All proceeds benefit the Happy Heelers 4-H Dog Club.

Fun matches help youth learn responsibility and to practice and perform what they have learned. For information or entry forms, call University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in Douglas County, 782-9960. The 4-H clubs are youth development and leadership programs of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.


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