Hodges officially joins 4-H family

We’ve long served the 4-H community, providing ribbons and awards to 4-H groups across the country. It’s a 90-year tradition here at Hodges–and a natural partnership, given our long history as an American manufacturer dedicated to serving organizations that work with dogs, horses, and various youth groups.

So, when 4-H recently strengthened its regulations on use of its name and logo, we immediately applied for approval to continue serving these long-time 4-H partners. We’re thrilled to announce that 4-H has provided us an official license to continue offering awards and ribbons bearing the 4-H name and emblem.

All you 4-H dog groups can order, as you have in the past, here. For more information on our 4-H license, click here.

We’re looking forward to continuing to work with our 4-H partners!

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Hodges partners with Retriever Entry

We are very excited to be part of an exclusive new program RetrieverEntry.com, the event entry service sponsored by the National Amateur and National Retriever Clubs.

As partners with Retriever Entry, Hodges Badge Company is providing special pricing on judges gifts and competitor awards to anyone who uses Retriever Entry. As the largest supplier of the finest quality awards, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Retriever Entry and it’s clubs. And, as an example of our work, see Retriever News’ blog coverage of the recent National Retriever Championship… here is a very proud winner with one of our rosettes.

We are just one part of this new Club Rewards Program, which is designed to provide direct financial support to AKC Field Trial and Hunting Test clubs. Other offerings include rebates for entries and special offers from Gun Dog Supply.

For information on how to join the Club Rewards Program to take advantage of these incentives, visit Retriever Entry.

A special thank you, just in time for Thanksgiving

We’ve been busy here at Hodges! Our new website is almost ready to go, we have some exciting new partnerships in the work (more on that soon), and we just announced a special promotion–a thank you of sorts for our customers–on one of our favorite categories: silver products.

From now until November 30th only: you place the order, we pay the shipping! This is a great opportunity to stock up on silver awards for any shows or events you have coming up, or to order a special gift for the holidays (remember, we have not only the traditional trays, and bowls for awards:

but also beautiful photo frames and photo albums that can be personalized with engraving to make a wonderful gift for any occasion):

You can order here, and use the special keycode N11090003P to get free shipping!

(Minimum order is $25; click here for details)

Our Story: Who, When, Why, Where… and Woof

As Hodges Badge Company approaches its 90th year (or 630th dog year), we sat down and thought about the markets we serve and the customers we love. And, as we planned for the next 90 years, we decided to put a special focus here on one of the markets we’re particularly fond of: Dogs.

We’ve long served the dog show market with custom-made dog show ribbons, dog show rosettes, dog show sashes, dog show medals, dog show trophies and other prizes. Now, we’re excited to build upon those relationships and connect here with dog show organizers and participants, canine clubs, and, generally, anyone who loves our four-legged friends. Here on Good, Dog!, we’ll be keeping everyone up to date on our products, company, and partnerships; exchanging information on upcoming shows and events; commenting on news in the dog market and, on occasion, sharing some personal anecdotes about dogs.

Inspiring us in this new, enhanced venture into the dog market is someone McKellnew we have around the office… Labrador Retriever mix puppy McKell, who was just adopted by Hodges Badge Company owner Rick Hodges and his wife, Jenn. Year-old McKell joined the family here in Rhode Island last week, after a long trek up from Tennessee (special thanks to the wonderful rescue groups petfinder.com and pawsnewengland.com, by the way). Now, while we know McKell will never be a show dog, and her greatest skill from what we can tell is chewing slippers, she nevertheless gets a very special award for winning the hearts of everyone here at Hodges.

Hodges Badge Owner Rick Hodges With McKell

Hodges Badge Owner Rick Hodges With McKell

Stay tuned for more from McKell and about what’s happening here at Hodges Badge Company and in the dog show world. Meanwhile, we’d love to hear from you regarding dog shows and events, feedback or questions on our products, or simply your favorite puppy stories…
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