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The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of 240 dogs this past weekend at the 9th AKC Obedience Classic. Competitions were held December 17-18, 2022 in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The 11th AKC Juniors Classic Obedience and Rally was also held December 17-18, 2022.

The winners:

AKC Obedience Classic

Four obedience dogs and their owners – one dog/handler team in each of the four classes – were crowned at the AKC Obedience Classic, which brought together 240 dogs from across the country.

Placing first in their class (Novice, Open, Utility and Masters respectively) were:

  • Novice: Tanbark’s Que Sera Sera CD, a Golden Retriever known as “Jet,” owned by Yvonne M Piefer of Neosho, WI
  • Open: Tinseltown Blue Ice CDX BN, an Australian Shepherd known as “Ice,” owned by Charlotte Gatz of Lester Prairie, MN.
  • Utility: Hi-Star Hot Stuff UDX2 OM2 BN RE, a Golden Retriever known as “Flare,” owned by Sally Sherman and Bruce Sherman of Hernando, FL.
  • Masters: NOC OTCH12 High Times Shake ‘N Bake UDX8 OGM SH, a Golden Retriever known as “Baker,” owned by Korin Bevis and Christopher Bevis of Cannon Falls, MN.