Care & Hygiene

Saline County 4-H youngsters shine at Canine and Cat Present

The Saline County 4-H Canine and Cat Present was held on July 19 and July 21. The placement for the Canine Agility Present and Rally lessons on July 19 was teacher Cheri White’s agility discipline. Saying thanks to Cheri White shouldn’t be almost sufficient for all she does for our 4-H canine exhibitors. We recognize you, Cheri!

Rally is a state honest acknowledged class for canine exhibitors, and members should rating 70-100 factors to advance. That is solely our third yr providing this class on the county degree, and 7 State Truthful ribbons have been earned.

• Hannah Wenzel and Biscuit scored a 96 out of 100 within the Rally Intermediate class to qualify for State Truthful.

• Within the Rally Novice class, Haylee Brown and Fern (our excessive scorer with 98/100 factors); Lauren Ecker and Scout; Sierra Wilson and Diesel; Alice Miller and Clover; Makayla Miller and January; and Garrett Arnold and Skittles all certified for State Truthful. Rounding out the category have been Briley Karnes and Nero, Wyatt Arnold and Sophie, and Andrew Grizzell and Gidget.

Canine Agility members are divided into classes based on their expertise, the dimensions of their canine, and the peak of the jumps. Saline County champions in Canine Agility are: Seth Brown and Zippy (Newbie, 12-inch) with an ideal run; Makayla Miller and Rosey (graduate newbie, 4-inch); Garrett Arnold and Skittles (graduate newbie, 8-inch); Sierra Wilson and Diesel (graduate newbie, 12-inch) with an ideal run; and Hannah Wenzel and Biscuit (superior newbie, 12-inch); and Lauren Ecker and Scout (novice, 12-inch) with an ideal run.

Additionally collaborating in Canine Agility have been Caleb Boulds and Berkley (newbie, 12-inch); Andrew Grizzell and Gidget (graduate newbie, 4-inch); Laney Mondino and Trixie (graduate newbie, 4-inch); Wyatt Arnold and Sophie (graduate newbie, 12-inch) with an ideal run; Haylee Brown and Fern (graduate newbie, 12-inch) with an ideal run; Briley Karnes and Nero (graduate newbie, 12-inch); Makayla Miller and January (graduate newbie, 12-inch); and Alice Miller and Clover (graduate newbie, 12-inch).

On July 21, exhibitors competed in Cat Care, Canine Care, Canine Showmanship and Canine Obedience on the Saline County Fairgrounds Sam Stafford Constructing.

Cat Care County Champion was Raylan Murphy with Smores. Canine Care County Champions have been Makayla Miller (Senior Canine Care) with January, Wyatt Arnold (Intermediate Canine Care) with Sophie, and Alice Miller (Junior Canine Care) with Clover.

A State Truthful ribbon for Senior Canine Showmanship was awarded to Haylee Brown, and a State Truthful ribbon for Junior Canine Showmanship was awarded to Lauren Ecker.

First time Canine Obedience members competed within the Pre-Obedience Rally A and skilled canine handlers with new canine competed within the Pre-Obedience Rally B. Rally A County Champion was Caleb Boulds with Berkley and Rally B County Champion was Seth Brown with Zippy. Saline County 4-H youth have been very profitable within the Canine Obedience lessons this yr. With the intention to qualify for State Truthful, youth should earn at the least 170 out of a attainable 200 factors. In lessons the place no member earns satisfactory factors, the highest scorer receives a County Champion ribbon.

The County Champion ribbon for Newbie Novice I went to Alice Miller with Clover. 4 exhibitors in Newbie Novice II certified for State Truthful: Wyatt Arnold with Sophie, Sierra Wilson with Diesel, Makayla Miller with January, and Briley Karnes with Nero. Hannah Wenzel earned a State Truthful ribbon in Most popular Novice with Biscuit.

Congratulations to all of our members and winners! And an enormous thanks to Cheri White for conducting the Canine Obedience lessons and for organizing the present. Thanks additionally to Hannah Haney and Emily Ward for judging this yr.

• Nancy Lambert, with U of I Extension, is 4-H program coordinator for Saline County.

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