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The 2021 UKC Obedience Rulebook is Now Available!

Effective January 1, 2021

October 2, 2020

Source: Karen Shivers, UKC Obedience Program Manager
Email: kshivers@ukcdogs.com

What is UKC Obedience?
UKC Obedience is a competitive evaluation of a dog-and-handler team that executes specified routines which emphasize the usefulness of the dog as a companion and the handlers ability to train a dog that demonstrates willingness and enjoyment to work. All teams competing in an Obedience trial must perform the same set of exercises under the same conditions and whose performances are scored by a judge. The handler must appear natural, and each performance is judged on accuracy and teamwork. Scoring and placements are based on a point system.

Questions about this sport or the new rulebook? Email the UKC Obedience Program Manager, Karen Shivers.

Guided by the belief that dogs make a difference by being the best partner a human can have in the field, on the job, or in a competition event, UKC is a community for people and dogs to pursue excellence together. Founded in 1898, UKC has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of Dogs That Do More, and their owners, by providing essential resources to help owners and breeders make informed decisions. The dog-human bond is celebrated through family-friendly programs highlighting the instincts and heritage of purebred and mixed-breed dogs alike at over 15,000 licensed events annually.

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