The National Obedience Championship was held March 25 and 26 in Perry, Georgia.  The top obedience dogs in the country must qualify to receive an invitation to compete in this prestigious event.  It is a grueling competition.  Saturday starts with 140 dogs.  Each dog competes in 8 rings.  The top 50 teams move on to the second round on Sunday morning.  The dogs again compete in 8 rings.  Only the top 20 teams move on to the final rounds.  In the final round, each dog competes in four rings with two judges.  This round determines the final four teams.

Zeal is young and relatively experienced.  It was a wonderful surprise when they announced his name as the Second Runner Up.  Great job Zeal!!  We couldn't be more proud of you!