February & March Obedience Trials

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  • February 1 & 2 – Alaskan Klee Kai Assoc of America, UKC 4 Conformation Shows & 2 Obedience Trials, Hotel Claremont, download flyer
  • February 14 & 15 – San Diego Labrador Retriever Club, Specialty Show & All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials, Bates Nut Farm, download premium
  • February 16 – Santa Ana Valley KC Sanction Match at Garden Grove Park, download flyer & entry form.
  • February 21, 22 & 23 – Obedience Club of San Diego County & Silver Bay Kennel Club, All-Breed Show & Obedience & Rally, Del Mar Fairgrounds, download premium for Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • March 1 & 2, – AKC Obedience & Rally Judging Seminar,  All obedience & rally enthusists are welcome, download flyer
  • March 14, 15 & 15 – Del Sur Kennel Club, All-Breed Show & Obedience & Rally Trials, Bates Nut Farm, download premium
  • March 22 – German Shepherd Dog Club of San Diego County, All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials, Valley Center, for more info
  • March 29 & 30 – Kern County Kennel Club, All-Breed Shows, Obedience & Rally Trials, Kern County Fairgrounds, for more info


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First held in 1958, Top Dog is an annual competition between the dog clubs that are members of SCDOC.  This year Top Dog was held at Pikes Peak Park in Norco. 
The winner of the Milt Gibian Perpetual Trophy for Highest Scoring Dog with a 199.5 was the Border Terrier, CH Glenlair Back in a Flash CD RE JE and Laurie Aggas of Pasanita OC.
The winning team was Valley Hills Obedience Club, followed by the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California, Pasanita Obedience Club and Norco All-Breed Obedience Club.
Complete Individual Results are here.
Team Results are here.
Copy of the catalog is here.
Many thanks to Robert Livell and the clubs and individuals who put this event on:
Robert Livell – Chairman
Daphne Bell – Badges & Bars
Carole Foth – Trophies & Awards
West L.A & NABOC – Grounds Set-up, rings & Jumps Parking
West Coast Cocker – Ring & Morning Hospitality
CHAOS- Friendship/Memory Pages & Ads
Valley Hills – Judges & Workers Lunch
Downey – Raffle
Scoring-Carol Hamilton
And thank you to our judges:
Novice:  Pat Alvarez & William Beauchamp
Open:  Larry Warsoff  & Linda Hause
Utility:  Alvin Eng  & Michele Illes
Groups & Run-offs:  Larry Andrus

September & October Events


  • September 28 – Hidden Valley Obedience Club will be holding a Sho-N-Go at their training grounds in Escondido.  For more info HVOC.ORG
  • September 29 – Buenaventura Dog Training Club will be holding a Sho-N-Go in Camarillo.  Download flyer.
  • October 6 – RALLY THROWDOWN to benefit America’s VetDogs.  For more info.
  • October 7 – Orange Empire Dog Club will be holding a health clinic at their clubhouse in Bloomington.  Shots, blood tests, eye & cardiac exams.  Download flyer.
  • October 12 & 13 – Bakersfield Obedience Training Club All Breed Obedience & Rally Trials.  Download premium.
  • October 12 & 13 – Doberman Pinscher Club of America will be holding All Breed Obedience & Rally Trials in Pomona.  For more info.
  • October 19 & 20 – Hidden Valley Obedience Club All Breed Obedience & Rally Trials in Escondido.  Download premium.
  • October 19 – Pat Hastings seminar “Structure in Action” in Bloomington.  For more info.
  • October 26 – Shiba Club of Southern California will be holding a Pet First Aid & CPR Basics seminar in Pasadena.  For more info.
  • October 26 & 27 – Kennel Club of Riverside will be holding their All Breed Show & Saturday Obedience Trial in Perris.  Download premium.
  • October 27 – Pasanita Obedience Club will be holding an All Breed Obedience & Rally Trial in Pasadena.  Download premium.

Where have all the obedience trials gone?

It seems that many Kennel Clubs are having financial difficulties in either finding show sites, help, etc., and as a consequence are eliminating obedience trials in order to simplify their work loads.  Next month, the four-day shows held at Earl Warren Fairgrounds will not be including obedience & rally.  Also, Cabrillo Kennel Club will not be holding obedience & rally at their August 31-September 1st shows.  San Luis Obispo Kennel Club will not be including obedience & rally at their shows in September.  At this time, the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills has not scheduled an obedience & rally trial at their show in December.  All these kennel clubs have included obedience and rally trials with their all breed shows in the past, but starting in 2013 they will not.
We as obedience exhibitors need to put forth a unified front and let these clubs know that 1) we have greatly appreciated their support in the past and 2) implore them to reconsider offering obedience in future.  Please contact these clubs and let them know that you care! Perhaps we can ‘turn the tide’, so to speak, if we let them know it DOES MATTER: WE CARE.  
For contact info:
Santa Barbara Kennel Club or Facebook
Cabrillo Kennel Club
San Luis Obispo Kennel Club
Kennel Club of Beverly Hills