Obedience Trial Champions
The Obedience Trial Championship, or OTCH, as it is generally known, is the apex of virtually any dog's obedience career. The OTCH is the result of earning 100 points by defeating other dogs in the Open and Utility B classes. The number of points earned is dependent upon the number of dogs entered and on the placement that the dog earns to defeat other dogs. While OTCH points are awarded to dogs in the top four places, the truth is that in order for there to be points, especially in the Open B classes, a lot of dogs must be entered in that class. If you live in an area where there aren't a lot of obedience trials, it can take a while to earn this prestigious title.
In addition to the 100 points, the OTCH dog must also have a first place in Utility and Open B and one more first place in either class for a total of a minimum of three first places in Utility and Open B. This is a very competitive title, and only two boxers have earned the right to be called an Obedience Trial Champion since the AKC instituted the title in the mid-1990s.