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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

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 18 & 19, 2021


COVID-19 Protocol Update
AKC will require Face Masks covering your nose and mouth to be worn indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status, except when actively eating or drinking. You must be stationary when eating or drinking.
If you will be at the Orange County Convention Center for any AKC Events or Activities during AKC’s Event Week, December 12 through 20, 2021, you agree to comply with all of AKC’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols.
Waiver & COVID-19 Self-Declaration forms will be required to be completed and turned in the first time you enter the facility.
AKC may require additional health safety protocols at the time of the Event Week. All information is subject to change at the discretion of the American Kennel Club.
AKC will follow the COVID-19 guidance of the CDC.

Qualifying Period: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Entries Opening Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. ET
Random Draw Time Period: Tuesday, August 31 – Monday, September 13, 2021
Random Draw Time Period Closes: Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m. ET
Entry Closing Date – Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. ET

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.


  • 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