The Crufts inter-region obedience competition comprises seven regional teams from the United Kingdom:
- Northern Ireland
Each team consists of eight dogs. The team consists of a maximum of 2 Border Collies, a maximum of 1 collie-cross, a maximum of 1 cross-breed, and a maximum of 3 of the same breed (eg 3 GSDs, 3 labradors).
There is one Beginner, two Novice, two Class A, one Class B and one Class C, with the reserve dog being Novice.
Each dog works their respective round and team points are awarded based on the placings.
Helen and Einstein in the Crufts inter-region team for Scotland in 2006.
Each dog that wins a Championship class during the previous year is invited to compete in the Obedience championships at Crufts. There are two championships, one for the dogs and one for the bitches. The winner of the Crufts obedience championships is automatically awarded the title Obedience Champion.
Obedience World Cup
The Obedience world cup comprises of teams of 3 dogs (plus one reserve) from all over the world. Some of the exercises are unquie to the world cup and include:
- Retrieve over a hurdle
- Recall, stop and Distant Control
- Directed Retrieve
- Scent (handler's cloth with decoys)
- Sit stay
Each dog works the same round and team points are awarded based on the placings.