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About Obedience Trials

Competitive Obedience is a sport involving both handler and dog working together where they must complete a defined set of exercises. The dog is evaluated and scored by a judge. All dogs receiving a passing score earn a leg toward a title and can win ribbons or prizes based on the score.  Upon completion of the required number of legs required for a specific titile, the AKC will issue a title  to the dog.   The types of titles include:

  • Companion Dog (CD) - Novice Class
  • Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) - Open Class
  • Utility Dog (UD) - Utility Class
  • Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) - based on a specific score from open and utility classes held in the same day
  • Obedience Trial Chamption (OTCh) - based on a perfect score competing in open and utility classes

If you would like to learn more about Obedience please visit the AKC website.

RKC Events
RKC offers Obedience events twice a year in March at the Tarheel Cluster Dog Show and in September at the Tarheel Labor Day Cluster.  Carol Polak is the Obedience Chair, and manages these events.  

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