Obreedience was launched by the Kennel Club in 2014, with the aim of offering a less formal style of competitive obedience in a group environment. Heats are held at various dog shows and events throughout the year, and a final takes place annually at Crufts in March.
The Team and the Exercises
A team of four handlers and four dogs (two are entered as reserves) of the same breed take part in two rounds of competition: Firstly, all team members complete a round of heelwork together as a group, and are scored on their ability to complete different moves and follow instructions whilst remaining synchronised with their team mates.
Then four set exercises, with each team owner/dog duo undertaking one exercise each out of: Retrieve (handler’s own article); Send to Bed (own bed); Recall with Stop; and Scent (retrieval of handler’s article with decoy articles present).
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Our current teams:
We currently have two Lagotto teams involved in Obreedience: The Italian Job in the North and I Quattro Lagotti (originally Lottie Team South) in the South. Here are some photos of our teams in action: