History of Dog Obedience
Here is an interesting article on the history of dog obedience in New Zealand written by Zane Colville back in 1976:
Dog Obedience in New Zealand – Zane Colville
At some point we will try to fill in the nearly 40 missing years since then!!
Also here is a copy of a chapter on dog obedience from the book “Dogsbody – The Story of the New Zealand Kennel Club” by Stewart Lusk (published 1983):