4-H Dog Project  

The Hillsborough County 4-H Dog Project helps 4-H members learn to become responsible dog owners. 4-H members who participate in the Dog Project must own or care for their project dog (purebred or mixed) for the 4-H year. This dog will be eligible to be trained in 4-H classes, participate in 4-H dog shows and events and will be the subject of their 4-H record book.

Participation in the 4-H Dog Project gives members the opportunity to train their dogs, gain confidence by achieving their goals and learn about good sportsmanship. Dog Project members can also compete in the Dog Quiz Bowl, the State Fair Champion Youth program and more! College bound 4-H Dog Project participants can apply for two scholarships exclusively for ‘dog project members’ as well as general 4-H Scholarships.

The Florida State Championship Youth Dog Show is held each year in February at the Florida State Fair.