For one 4H’er with two dogs, at least one of the dogs being owned by the 4H’er handling the Brace. The two dogs may be different breeds. Exercises will be performed as in Graduate Beginner (with 160 points maximum for the Heel On Leash and Figure 8, and 60 points each maximum for the Stand for Examination, Recall, Long Sit and Long Down). Maximum possible score will be 400 points. 4-H’ers and dogs that have participated in this class in previous years may repeat as long as they qualify at the county level.
Beginner A, B and C Obedience dogs are not eligible for Brace; dogs must be working at the Graduate Beginner Level.
The same two dogs, as a brace, may not be shown twice.
Only ribbons are given for participation in the Brace Class.