Changes to Obedience Regulations

The Kennel Club has recently approved a change to the regulations for obedience.

With effect from 1st January 2018, the following amendment to the regulations has been made to ensure consistency of marking in the stay exercises:

Amendment to Regulation G(C)4.h

Regulation G(C)4.h

TO:

(1)  Sit Stay: Dogs should remain in the sit position throughout the test. Barking, whining or minor movement such as sniffing the ground, shuffling or turning, without moving from the place where the dog was originally left, should not be considered to be a broken stay but may only be marked a nominal amount for minor movement or noise. Marks must be graduated in accordance with the Kennel Club’s specimen stay chart.

 (2) Down Stay: Dogs should remain in the down position throughout the test. Barking, whining or minor movement such as sniffing the ground, shuffling, hip rolling or turning, without moving from the place where the dog was originally left, should not be considered to be a broken stay but may only be marked a nominal amount for minor movement or noise. Marks must be graduated in accordance with the Kennel Club’s specimen stay chart.  

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The specimen stay chart can be found on the Kennel Club website.


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