Welcome to the Dog Obedience Committee Website

We would like to make this site the central point for NZKC dog obedience information. If you would like to add anything to the site (such as show schedules, catalogues or results) please contact your region representative: Contacts

Regulation Changes Effective 1 Januray 2019

As a result of the October 2018 voting round (plus one Rally-O notification in August) there will be several changes to the regulations that became effective from 1 January 2018.  A full list of changes can be seen here

October 2018 Voting Round Results

The October 2018 voting round has now closed.  Both Working Trials voting items passed.  The first Rally-O item relating to combining Advanced A & B and Excellent A & B did not pass but all other Rally-O items passed.  In summary the results were:

Working Trials
  • Item 1: Introduction of Tracking Trials Champion title: 87.5% (PASS)
  • Item 2: Update of regulation regarding responsibilities of the Working Trials Subcommittee: 96.9% (PASS)
  • Item 1: Combining Rally-O Advanced A & B and Excellent A & B: 55.4% (FAIL)
  • Item 2: Rally-O Milestone Awards: 71.3% (PASS)
  • Item 3: Use of muzzles in Rally-O: 80.7% (PASS)
  • Item 4: Introduction of Rally-O Encore Class: 84.5% (PASS)
A detailed breakdown of the results can be found on the Voting and Discussion Items section of this site

New Obedience Awards Record Card

As a result of the April 2018 voting round the Obedience awards for achievement in each of the obedience classes has been introduced from 30 June 2018.  This requires interested competitors to keep their own record of their achievements (scores of 95% or over) for each test and get these verified and signed by the show manager.  The region representatives have been issued with record cards to distribute to competitors who want them.  These are also available on request from the Dogs New Zealand office or you can print out your own using the file here.

Central Region Deputy Representative Elections

Votuing for the position of Central Region Deputy Representative closed on 31 May 2018.  The successful candidate was:

Sue Bingham (Wellington)

Black Hawk Obedience Top 20 Competition

An Obedience Top 20 competition has been introduced which will run from 1 October to 30 September each year.  There is a prize of $1,000 for the owner/s of the winning dog each year.  Further details and the current standings for the competition can be found on the NZKC website here: Obedience Top 20

Following the decision to move the NDOA to Easter from 2018 the Obedience Top 20 competition for 2017/2018 will run from 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. 15 months) and the award will be presented at the 2019 Easter NDOA. The following Top 20 will run from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 and be presented at the 2020 NDOA.

Dogs New Zealand Club Handbook

The Dogs New Zealand club handbook contains useful informaotin for clubs and can be found on the NZKC website here: https://www.dogsnz.org.nz/pdfs/club-handbook.pdf

Voting Register

The voting register can now be viewed through the NZKC website by following this link: Obedience Voting Register

If you are not logged on to the NZKC site it will direct you to the log-in page and then take you back to the register once you are logged in.

You can check whether you are on the registers you think you should be on (Obedience, Working Trials and Rally-O) and also check your details.  If any of the Voting Register details are wrong (or you are missing from a register) there is an option to email your region rep to get your details updated.  There is also an option to request a change of your NZKC member details (address, email, phone etc.) and this will send an email to the NZKC office with the requested changes.

Champions Lists

Lists of Obedience Champions up to 15 May 2015 can now be found on this site under Information/Champions.

You can also access a current list (back to 1996 only) off the NZKC website at this link: https://nzkc.dogsnz.org.nz/members/obedience_dog_titles.html

NDOA Future Dates

The survey about the preferred alternative dates for the NDOA held last year showed a clear preference for Easter over Queen's Birthday weekend.  Therefore the Dog Obedience Committee has decided to go ahead with the move of the NDOA to Easter in 2018 when it will be held in Christchurch. This is despite the fact that the move of the National Dog Show to July has been put on hold and will remain at the start of October for at least 2018 and 2019.  The NDOA will continue to be held at Easter for at least 2019 (Auckland) and 2020 (tentatively Taupo) at which time the timing will be reviewed to determine if it should remain at Easter for subsequent years.
Even though the National is not moving at this stage, moving the NDOA to Easter still has the following advantages:
  • The NDOA will no longer be only a couple of weeks after the National so it will be more practical for people to attend both
  • The NDOA will not clash with the agility NZDAC so those who compete in both disciplines will be able to attend both