University of Maryland Extension


Cecil County 4-H Dog Project Requirements

4-H Member & Project Enrollment

  • Cecil County & Maryland State Fair’s 4-H Member Project Enrollment Deadline is May 1st of the current year entered in 4-H Online
  • 4-H members are expected to regularly attend club meetings

Ownership Information

  • Cecil County Fair Ownership deadline June 1st of current year (Dog Identification Card received via online)
  • Maryland State Fair Ownership deadline June 1st of current year
  • Dogs can be owned or leased
  • 4-H Dog Lease annual deadline June 1st of current year (If dog is not owned)

4-H Show Entry Deadlines:

  • Eastern Shore Spring Show Deadline-April 15th of current year
  • Cecil County Breeders’ Fair Deadline-May 1st of current year
  • Cecil County Fair Entry Deadline-July 1st of current year (online only)
  • Maryland State Fair Entry Deadline-July 31st of current year (online only)

Signed 4-H Forms:

  • Maryland 4-H Animal Science Code of Show Ring Ethics

Maryland Animal Health Forms for Show

  • All dogs are required to have certain vaccinations and a rabies vaccination certificate prior to show
  • All exhibitors must inspect their animal(s) for signs of contagious or infectious disease before coming to a show in the state of Maryland including out of state exhibitors.


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