8th AKC Obedience Classic
Sponsored by Eukanuba and held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin
Orange County Convention Center
December 18 & 19, 2021
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Obedience Classic 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.
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 as well as local, state and federal requirements.
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.
2020 AKC OBEDIENCE CLASSIC – DECEMBER 12-13, 2020 – CANCELLED
- 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
- 9/28/2021: Hotel Room Blocks Open on Wednesday September 29th (Additional Hotel added 10-13-21)
- 9/7/2021: RV parking information – This is for on-site overnight RV parking. Space is limited.
- 6/25/2021: 2021 AKC Obedience Judging Panel as been released