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AKC Obedience Classic

AKC Obedience Classic

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2019 AKC Obedience Classic first place winners from left to right: Masters Class First Place: OTCH3 MACH4 Eastbrooke Jusdandy Blue Ridge Legacy UDX2 OM4 VER RE PT MXC MXF TQX T2B (Asher), Shetland Sheepdog; Handled by: Vicky Gillow; Utility Class First Place: OTCH Victory's Ketch'N A Storm OM1 BN JH (Storm), Flat-Coated Retriever); Handled by: Diane Orth; Open Class First Place: Rapideye Wireless Dell CDX HSAs AX AXJ OF (Dell), Border Collie; Handled by: Mary Whorton; Novice Class First Place: Quantum's She's Red Hot CD (Zayna), Labrabor Retriever; Handled by: Petra Ford

Status update regarding the 2020 AKC Obedience Classic

COVID-19 has certainly turned the world upside down, and in the process our dog sports are being met with many challenges. We find ourselves faced with making decisions about cancelling or postponing the above-mentioned AKC events.


  • All exhibitors who would be eligible to enter the 2020 Obedience Classic will automatically be eligible for the 2021 event, provided the dog remains eligible for the same class. The dog must be entered in the highest-level class they have qualified in and are eligible for
  • A list of 2020 eligible teams will be published by August 1, 2020

8th AKC Obedience Classic

Sponsored by Eukanuba and held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
December 12 & 13, 2020

Qualifying Period: July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020

Entry Opening/Closing Date: TBD

The AKC Obedience Classic is a two-day competition. Four class levels will be offered: Novice, Open, Utility, and Masters. In the Novice, Open and Utility classes the handler/dog team will compete a total or three times. The Novice Group Exercise will be performed only once. In the Masters Class the handler/dog team will compete a total of six times, three in Open and three in Utility. The Open B and Utility B mixed orders will be used in all the Open, Utility and Masters classes.

  • Be in the know with occasional, informational text messages about the Obedience Classic: Opt-in here!

NOTE: You will need to Opt-In each year for new updates for the event

News and Updates:

1/24/2020: The 2020 AKC Obedience Classic Judging Panel has been released.