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2015 Stumptown Cluster

Portland Dog Obedience Club, Inc.

Just a reminder that the Stumptown Cluster will be closing soon, July 1st, 2015.
Dates are July 17, 18, 19, 2015 at the Portland Expo Center. PDOC is on July 18, 2015.

Stumptown Premium List – 2015

Barn Hunt Introductory Rat-n-Go Clinic
July 17, 18 and 19, 2015
Pre-entries close July 10th, or enter day of show.
For more information:, 503-397-0882, 

PKC Barn Hunt Clinic – 2015

Obedience/Rally Warm up area.
There will be an obedience/rally warm up area near the obedience rings.
This area will open for use1 hour prior to judging until 4 PM Friday and Saturday and will close at the conclusion of obedience/rally judging on Sunday.
The fee is $5.00 for Five minutes of ring time.
The area will be ring-gated, with matting and jumps for use.  Rally signs are not offered for this area.
Food and toys will be permitted in the warm up ring.  (Food cannot be attached to any gating, jumps or left in the ring after use.)

CGC and CGCA Testing.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and AKC Community Canine (CGCA) testing will be offered on Friday, July 17th and Saturday July 18th, from 1:00 PM to 3 PM each day. 

The testing fee will be $10.00 per dog.  This fee is for testing only and does not cover any title or other fees requested by the AKC.
CGC and CGCA Testing will be held in the area near the obedience and rally warm up ring.




Obedience Regulations Changes – Effective May 1, 2014

The Board voted to approve 75 changes/additions to the Obedience Regulations, effective December 1, 2015.

What's New Obedience Regulations






American Kennel Club – Obedience, Rally and Tracking Links

July 23, 2014


The 2014 Obedience Advisory Committee met in June to discuss the future of the sport and to review the more than 1,000 suggestions submitted by the Fancy. The committee members have more than 260 combined years in the sport of obedience! They put a great deal of thought into what the Fancy was asking to change, in order to produce meaningful recommendations that will move the sport of obedience into the future, while keeping in mind the importance of the past. The committee is continuing to discuss additional sport related changes and once complete, additional recommendations will be forthcoming for comment.

The following recommendations of the Obedience Advisory Committee are being published so the Fancy may provide feedback before the recommendations are finalized. Please feel free to share this link with your fellow dog friends and club members. Only one submittal per person should be provided.

You should refer to the entire list of recommendations on the PDF document at the link below to see the complete information before providing feedback. To provide feedback, select a recommendation from the link below and choose from the condensed information in the drop-down list. Please rate the item using the selection criteria; there is a comment box for brief comments regarding that particular recommendation. If you wish to comment on additional recommendation(s), use the RATE ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATION link to add additional sections. Be sure to click SUBMIT at the bottom when you are ready to send your comments to AKC.

Comments will be taken until the deadline date of:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12 Noon Eastern Standard Time
Click here to go to a condensed list of recommendations to provide feedback.

Click here to view a PDF of the entire recommendations.

Pamela Manaton
Director of Obedience, Rally & Tracking


AKC Obedience Website

AKC Rally Website

AKC Tracking Website