Obedience at Crufts

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Obedience competitions take place throughout the four days of Crufts, and are held in the ring dedicated to Obedience located in Hall 5 of the NEC, holding over 1,000 spectators and often filled to capacity. There are three different competitions that take place over the course of the event:

  • Thursday – Inter-Regional Rally competition followed by the Obreedience competition.
  • Friday – Inter-Regional Obedience competition.
  • Saturday – Obedience Championships for Dogs.
  • Sunday – Obedience Championships for Bitches.

If you are a visitor going to watch Obedience for the first time, you may want to look at our New to Obedience pages, which explain the tests, the marking, the rules and the different levels of competition for Obedience.

Championship Results 2016:

Dog and Bitch Ticket Winners 2016

Crufts Judges Interviews 2016:

Read the interviews with Crufts Judges Kim Innes, Stella Henstridge, Krysia Wilenczyc and Nigel Slater here.

Crufts Results 2016

Obedience Championships (Dog):

1

Dot Watts

OB CH ZIGGDAN ZYCO

2

Mary Ray

OB CH COLLIEWOOD BLUE JEANS

3

Julie Martin

FIRST CLASS HOOLEY DOOLEY

4

Margaret Ward

OB CH FELLAMEEKA DIAMOND GEYSER

Obedience Championships (Bitch):

1

Suzy Tooley

EVERUSH OLYMPIC FLAME

2

Kathy Russell

OB & WT CH RUSKATH OTHENTIC IMAGE

3

Philomena Barnes

OB CH BHEINN BEWITCHED

4

Katy Girdler

X FACTOR JENNA AT PASHAMATTS

Inter-Regional Obedience Competition:

1.

Northern

2

South & South West

World Cup Obedience Competition:

1.

Wales

2

England

The Inter-Regional Team Event

Seven teams compete, representing the UK regions: Scotland, Northern, Midlands, Western, Southern, Wales and Northern Ireland.  All five levels of obedience competition are on show, and the aim of the day is to demonstrate a range of breeds and competition levels in obedience. Each team will have seven handlers and dogs:

  • one Beginner
  • two Novice
  • two Class A
  • one Class B
  • one Class C

The team managers are responsible for selecting their team members, but they must include a variety of breeds including cross breed dogs, even though the border collie/working sheepdog is the most numerical breed competing.  The Inter-Regional day is a showcase to demonstrate that almost any dog can compete and be successful in Obedience. This competition has run for many years and the teams work hard to do their best. It is always a closely fought event.

Crufts Obedience Championships

Saturday and Sunday are the highlight of the UK Obedience year, when the best of UK Obedience dogs and their handlers compete for the title of Crufts Obedience Champion.  One day is for bitches, the other for dogs.  Throughout the year there are a number of Championship shows around the UK that host qualifying classes for the Crufts Obedience Championships.  All dogs have won through the class levels to qualify for Championship Class C, and those who win a Championship class during the preceding year will qualify to compete in the Obedience Championships the following March.  The title of Obedience Champion can be claimed by any dog that has won Championship Class C on three occasions under three different judges, or which wins a Crufts Championship Obedience class.

On Parade

Each day in the Crufts Obedience ring begins with a parade of all those entered on that day, introducing them in working order.  Each of the teams has chosen a piece of music for their parade around the ring which gives a stamp of individuality to their parade.  On Saturday and Sunday each handler and dog is introduced and the details of their qualifying shows at which they qualified for Crufts is announced.

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