Obedience Liaison Council


The Obedience Liaison Council is made up of 17 regional representatives, elected for a three year term to act as a channel of communication between Obedience societies, competitors, and the Kennel Club. The Council was set up to represent grass-roots opinion within the sport at the Kennel Club, and to promote a better understanding among competitors of how the Kennel Club functions. It meets twice per year, and representatives hold area meetings prior to each council meeting to provide a platform for proposals and discussion items to be raised. The meetings also provide feedback from the Kennel Club on recent developments and decisions. 

The Council reviews the Obedience Show Regulations and advises the Kennel Club on any changes that may be needed, and is actively involved in strategic planning to enable Obedience to continue and flourish. Council proposals can result in fundamental changes in Kennel Club policy and the Kennel Club values the important work the Councils do.

Council members are always interested in hearing the views and ideas of competitors, and will be seen competing, stewarding, or judging at many shows during the year. Minutes and agendas for recent and forthcoming Council meetings can be found at the foot of this page.

Representatives are elected for a period of three years and the current term of office of all Kennel Club Liaison Council representatives ends on 31 December 2018. Representatives are listed below.

Representatives are elected by Kennel Club Registered Societies and Clubs which have an active interest in Obedience and have been registered for at least 12 months.

Obedience Liaison Council Representatives from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018

Chairman Report - June 2016

Meetings of the Obedience Liaison Council

Next Council meeting:12 January 2017 
Agenda Closing Date:  14 October 2016

These are the Liaison Council Regions and the Counties they serve:




Northern Ireland




North West -   

Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man, Lancashire and Merseyside


North East -    

County Durham, East Riding of Yorks, Northumberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear and West Yorkshire


Midlands -    

Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire,  Oxfordshire,  Shropshire, Staffordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire,  West Midlands and Worcestershire


South East/East Anglia -      

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Greater London, Hertfordshire, Kent,Lincolnshire,Norfolk,Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex


South/South West -  

Berkshire, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Wiltshire

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