The purpose of obedience trials is to demonstrate the usefulness of the dog as a companion of man, not merely the dog’s ability to follow specified routines in the obedience ring. The basic objective of obedience trials is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs, in a manner that reflects credit on the sport of obedience. Obedience trials are a sport and all participants should be guided by the principles of good sportsmanship both inside and outside the ring. All contestants in a class are required to perform the same exercises in substantially the same way so that the relative quality of the various performances may be compared and scored.
For the Barbet who obtains the highest obedience title with the highest scores calculated as follows:
Novice (CD) – the total of first three consecutive qualifying scores.
Open (CDX) – the total of first three consecutive qualifying scores.
Utility (UD) – the total of first three consecutive qualifying scores.
The obedience title must be obtained in one calendar year (January 1 – December 31). This award is given for ONE of the above categories. The more advanced title superseding a higher score at a lower level. Suitable proof for eligibility of this Award must be supplied to Club Barbet Canada.