Virtual 4-H Dog Skillathon and Day Camp

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The University of Kentucky is hosting a virtual dog Skillathon (written test) and day camp on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Please note that the test will be operating on an honor system. This will be a “closed-book test” contest, you are not allowed to use any resource material or help from other people while participating in the contest. A link to participate in the contest will be emailed to each participant on Friday, March 5. Participants will have until 6 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 6 to complete. At 6 p.m. EST on March 6 the contest link will be closed. There is a junior and senior division. There will be six categories. Categories for this year are

  • General 4-H Knowledge
  • Breeds
  • Conformation
  • Health
  • Anatomy
  • Grooming

For each category, participants will have 5 minutes to complete all questions in that category. A timer will begin once a category is loaded onto the webpage. After five minutes, the website will automatically move to the next category.

A Kentucky 4-H State Officer will announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awardees of the contest for each division live on the KY 4-H Facebook page on Monday, March 8 in the evening. Exact time TBD.

Virtual 4-H Dog Day Camp

Virtual sessions will be offered on March 6 via Zoom starting at 9:45 a.m. and ending at noon Eastern Time. The event will include four sessions:

  • “Ask Dr. Cooksey” who is a veterinarian, educator, and certified Dog Club leader
  • 4-H leadership session led by two state 4-H officers
  • informational session about classes offered at the State 4-H Dog Show (which was virtual and open to other states in 2020)
  • and more!

Registration Information

Register onlineEach participant must be registered online by February 25.

You should also email April Bowman, Extension Agent, Livestock, Forages, and 4-H Youth Development at or call 336-703-2855 to indicate that you are participating and include which event(s) or with questions.