The competition will be an invitation-only competition. It will mark the first time that obedience competition has been held as part of Westminster and, like agility, mixed breed dogs are eligible to compete.
The obedience competition will consist primarily of existing AKC approved Open and Utility Exercises. Not all exercises will be included and some, including the group exercises, may be slightly modified.
Invitations will be sent to the top 150 dogs based on OTCH points earned between Jan. 1, 2015 and Oct. 31, 2015. Invitations will be mailed in late November. The entry limit is 35 and entries will be compiled on a first-received basis.