Executive Council Recommendation For Postponement Of All Shows Up To 30 June
Dogs New Zealand Executive Council have today voted in favour of the following:
In light of the present Government advice and the health issues surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, Executive Council strongly recommends that all conformation, obedience and agility shows scheduled up to 30 June 2020 be postponed.
ACOD 2020 Postponement
Executive Council today also decided to postpone this year's Annual Conference of Delegates, which was scheduled for 20 June 2020.
Postal voting for Executive Council positions will still continue in May.
We will inform members of the rescheduled ACOD date in due course.

Deputy Region Representative & Central Region Rally-O subcommittee Nominations

Introduction of Dogs New Zealand Scent Work

Dogs New Zealand (under the Dog Obedience Committee umbrella) planned to introduce Scentwork trials starting in July 2019.  However the introduction of scentwork is being reviewed after concerns over the toxicity of some of the essential oils, including Clove Oil that had been proposed for the Novice level.

The Dog Obedience Committee still hopes to introduce scentwork in the near future with alternative oils.  Initially this will consist only of a Novice-level Container Search which can be run by clubs in conjunction with Obedience and Rally-O shows.  A successful search will result in the awarding of a Dogs NZ Scent Detection Certificate which will enable the dog and handler to enter a full Scentwork trial when these are introduced in the future.  There will continue to be discussions with Central Search Dogs and the Scent Sports Association of New Zealand (SSANZ) with the hope that there can be cross-recognition between the organisations.

Rules for the Dogs NZ Novice Container Search (Final July 2019)
Withdrawn while under review

Dogs NZ Scentwork Imprinting Guidelines
Withdrawn while under review


Click on the following link to download a PDF copy of the latest issue of the NZKC Dog Obedience Regulations.
Dog Obedience Regulations

Click on the following links to download either PDF copy of the  NZKC Obedience Entry Form or a Word version of the NZKC Obedience Entry form.
NZKC Obedience Entry Form (PDF Version)

NZKC Obedience Entry Form (Word Version)

Obedience Judges Association Survey Results 2014

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