Obedience

GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes
The GCDS Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes are to encourage Bronze Award achievers to take part and enter the world of Obedience competition
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Criteria
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Criteria
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Test
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Test
Training for Obedience Show Judges
Judges at Kennel Club licensed Obedience Shows are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, adhering to Kennel Club Regulations and the judges' code of best practice as set out in the Guide for Obedience Judges and Stewards
Requirements of an Obedience Judge
Your first step towards becoming a judge at Open and Championship Obedience Shows is to gain Obedience judge judging heelwork SATS 2008 experience of judging at a lower level - club matches and competitions, Limited Obedience Shows, Companion Dog Shows
Training Seminars for Obedience Judges
All judges must be fully conversant with the Obedience (G) Regulations. A very effective way to achieve this is by attending a Kennel Club Obedience Regulations and Judging Procedure seminar.
Obedience Awards
The certificates were launched on 1 January 2006 and are awarded by the judge on the day of the show to any dog which has lost 10 marks or less. There are two levels for the Award of Merit: Pre-Beginners and Beginners.
Obedience Training, Clubs & Competitions
Competitive Obedience are competitions testing how obedient and well trained your dog is. Training is essential at a KC-registered dog training club or listed status club
Obedience tests and exercises
Obedience competitors work at different levels, or classes, according to their own, and their dog's, experience and previous success. Although each class has a higher level of difficulty, the types of the exercises remain similar all the way through the classes: heelwork, recall, retrieve, sendaway, distant control, scent and stays.
Obedience levels and classes
As dogs and handlers gain experience and expertise in competitive Obedience, they become ready to move up to the more difficult levels of competition.
Obedience at Crufts
Obedience competitions take place over the four days of Crufts, and are held in the dedicated Obedience ring located in Hall 5 of the NEC, holding over 1,000 spectators and often filled to capacity. There are three different competitions in all
Obedience Show Administration
Open, Limited and Championship Obedience Shows are licensed by the Kennel Club and run by registered clubs and societies.
Obedience Show Specimen Schedules
Obedience Show Regulations specify that shows must issue a schedule which conforms to the current 'specimen schedule' issued by the Kennel Club.
Obedience Liaison Council
The Obedience Liaison Council is made up of 22 regional representatives, elected for a three year term to act as a channel of communication between Obedience societies, competitors, and the Kennel Club.
New to Obedience?
This section contains information for those new to Obedience, including how to get started and how to compete in Obedience.
Already involved in Obedience?
This section contains information for those already involved in Obedience to Music, including how run clubs and shows and information for Secretaries.
Championship Obedience Status
Following the decision of the Southern Alsatian Training Society to relinquish its Championship status with effect from 2014, there is now an opportunity for Kennel Club registered societies to apply for future Championship obedience status.
Breeds Take The Lead In The New Crufts ‘Obreedience’ Competition
Mixing the best aspects of obedience with the camaraderie found amongst breed enthusiasts, the Kennel Club is launching a new and exciting display competition at Crufts 2014 called Obreedience.
Nine Breeds Prepare For Crufts At ‘Obreedience’ Rehearsal Day At Kennel Club Building
Nine breed teams were put through their paces at the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire recently, as the Kennel Club held an official rehearsal day for its new Obreedience display competition, to be held at Crufts 2014. The running order for the Obreedience display competition was also drawn at the event.
Kennel Club Announces Launch Of Online Obedience Newsletter
The Kennel Club is introducing a new online newsletter for fans of obedience. The newsletter will be issued twice a year by email to anyone who signs up via the Kennel Club website, www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/obedience.
Obedience Regulation Changes Made By The Kennel Club
The following amendments to the Obedience ‘G’ Regulations have been recently approved by the General Committee and will come into effect on 1 January 2015.
Three Breeds To Demonstrate ‘Obreedience’ At CLA Game Fair
Three breed teams, made up of Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Tibetan Terriers and Pembroke Welsh Corgis respectively, will provide a display of ‘obreedience’ at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, on 19 July.
Additional Accredited Trainers For Obedience Needed For Judges’ Training Programme
The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming an Obedience Accredited Trainer for the judges’ training programme to get in touch.
Kennel Club Seeks Obedience Accredited Trainers For Judge Training Programme
The Kennel Club is looking for people interested in becoming an Obedience Accredited Trainer for the judges’ training programme.
Obedience Regulation Changes Made By The Kennel Club
The following amendments to the obedience ‘G’ regulations have been recently approved by the General Committee and will come into effect on 1 January 2015.
Kennel Club Regulation Changes For Breed Show And Working Dog Activities Schedules And Catalogues
The Kennel Club has made changes to its regulations on the submission of schedules and catalogues for breed shows, agility, obedience, heelwork to music, working trials, bloodhound trials and rally.
Championship Obedience Status
The Kennel Club would like to advise obedience competitors that Tunbridge Wells and District Canine Society has relinquished its Championship status with effect from 2016.
Changes To Obedience Rules And Regulations
Changes To Obedience Rules And Regulations
Crufts Inter-Regional Team Manager For Obedience Sought
The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming an Obedience Inter-Regional Team Manager to get in touch by 11th April 2016. Read more.
Interview with Obedience Judges
The Kennel Club interviews Obedience judges Kim Innes, Nigel Slater and Krysia Wilenczyc. Read more.
Obedience Awards Available To Competitors
The Kennel Club would like to remind obedience competitors and show organisers about the Obedience Excellent and Obedience Award of Merit certificates, which are available to competitors who meet the required criteria. Click to learn more.
FAQs Obedience explanatory notes
The Kennel Club has reworded the relevant section of the Descriptions and Explanatory Notes for Obedience Tests. All handlers and judges should be aware of the new wording which will be effective in the new year. Click to read more.
Rewording of Descriptions and Explanatory Notes for Obedience Tests
The Kennel Club has reworded the relevant section of the Descriptions and Explanatory Notes for Obedience Tests. All handlers and judges should be aware of the new wording which will be effective from 1st January 2017. Click to read more.
Capped Classes to Be Introduced for Open Obedience Shows
The Kennel Club is introducing capped classes for open obedience shows, effective from 1st January 2017. Click to learn more.
Agenda for Obedience Liaison Council Meeting on 12 January 2017
The agenda for the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council meeting has been released. Click to find out more.
Young Kennel Club Obedience Regulation Changes
Changes have been made to the Young Kennel Club Obedience rules and regulations which will take effect from January 2017. Click to learn more.
Changes to Obedience Regulations
The Kennel Club has recently approved a change to the regulations for obedience. Click to learn more.
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