Criteria

The top 25 dogs are selected to attend the event based on Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) points earned from December 1st, 2012 through November 30th, 2013. In addition, the top three dogs of each breed, ranked by OTCH points, will also be invited. If the number of dogs within a specific breed exceeds 30 dogs, then a ratio of that breed will be selected.

Additionally, from December 1, 2012 to November 30, 2013, dogs and handlers can compete at AKC Obedience Regional Events held throughout the United States, to be selected for the National Obedience Championship. See all the details regarding AKC Obedience Regional Events at the following link: http://www.akc.org/events/obedience/noi/.