Purpose of AKC Obedience Trials
To Earn AKC Obedience Titles
AKC Obedience Titles
Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) OPEN: Heel Free & Fiqure Eight, Drop on Recall, Retrieve on Flat, Retrieve over High Jump, Broad Jump, Long Sit with handler out of sight (3 minutes) and Long Down with handler out of sight (5minutes). Requires a C.D. title.
Utility Dog (U.D.) UTILITY: Signal Exercise, Scent Discrimination, Directed Retrieve, Moving Stand and Examination, Directed Jumping. Requires a CDX title.
Utility Dog Excellent (UDX): For dogs with U.D. titles. Must earn qualifying scores in both Open B and Utility B at 10 Trials
Obedience Trial champion (OTCh.): Awarded to dogs with UD titles who have won 100 points and a first place in Utility and Open, plus a third first place win in either class, under three different judges. The team earns the points by qualifying in both Open and Utility in the same trial and their is a schedule for dogs defeated also considered.
National Obedience Champion (NOC): This prestigious title is earned by the dog who wins the annual American Kennel Club National Obedience Invitational. To be invited to participate in the Invitational, each dog must be ranked in the top 25 dogs in the country by number of OTCH points, or ranked in the top three of their respective breeds by OTCH points.
Rally Obedience became a sanctioned titling event January 1, 2005 visit akc.org for more details.
RN - Rally Novice
Think your dog is purebred, not AKC Registered but would like to compete in AKC Obedience? You need an ILP number.
Obedience Trials FAQ