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AKC National Obedience Championship

AKC National Obedience Championship


June 30 – July 1, 2018

2018 AKC National Obedience Championship Judges

Mr. Rick L Garvin ~ Manhattan, KS
Mr. Jeffery Kern ~ Gainesville, FL
Mrs. Marilou McCloskey ~ Medford, NJ
Mrs. Carol Mett ~ Savannah, GA
Mrs. Susan Oviatt-Harris ~ Castle Rock, CO
Mrs. Alice A Peterson ~ Boise, ID
Mrs. Sharon Ann Redmer ~ Whitmore Lake, MI
Mr. Richard Wood ~ Hudson, WI


  • AKC 2018 Rally & Obedience Championship Date & Location Change
    December 20, 2017
    Due to a provision in a corporate contract, the AKC will not be hosting the 2018 Rally National Championship or the National Obedience Championship on March 23-25 in Gray Summit, Missouri, at Purina Farms.
    We have secured a new site and date for these events. The 2018 AKC Rally National Championship and the 2018 National Obedience Championship will be moved to June 29-July 1, 2018 and will be held at the Roberts Centre and Eukanuba Hall. The Roberts Centre offers Eukanuba Hall as the perfect venue for dog shows in South Central Ohio.
                  Roberts Centre
                  & Holiday Inn
                 123 Gano Road
                  Wilmington, Ohio 45177
    A block of rooms has been reserved for these events at the Holiday Inn. The individual call in block will open on December 28th at 10am Eastern Standard Time. To make reservations, exhibitors will need to call the Hotel directly at 937-283-3200  and reference the Block Code AKC. RV reservations will be taken by e-mailing starting on January 3, 2018. Site fees are: 26- electrical sites at $45 per night; 100- Dry Lot space at $30 per night.
    The Rally National Championship will be held on June 29th and the National Obedience Championship will be held on June 30th – July 1st. We will publish additional details as soon as they are available. The events premium lists will be published in early January, with the opening and closing date information.
    All dogs eligible to attend the National Obedience Championship will receive an emailed invitation. Check to ensure your email address is up-to-date on your dog’s AKC records. Dogs that have met the qualifications for the Rally National Championship will be published on a list on the AKC RNC webpage.  If you don’t see your dog’s name on the list, and believe it is eligible to attend, email your dog’s information to for assistance.
    We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause you, and we look forward to working with Purina on other programs in the future.
  • 2019 AKC National Obedience Championship Announcement

    March 16-17, 2019 the AKC National Obedience Championship will be returning to Tulsa, OK.
    Central Park at Expo Square
    4145 East 21st Street
    Tulsa, OK 74114 
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