Rally Title Listings

Rally was designed as a stepping stone to obedience competition, but it has largely become a stand-alone event. In rally, a dog and handler complete an obedience-related course determined by a rally judge. Each station has a sign indicating a skill to be performed. Although rally is a timed event, handlers may move through a rally course at their own pace. Scoring is not as rigorous as it is in traditional obedience. Unlimited communication from handler to dog is encouraged and is not penalized.

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AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC)

All rally titles listed can be added after a dog’s name once they have been awarded. For more information, contact the AKC at http://www.akc.org ; rally@akc.org; AKC Companion Events, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617-3390 ; or (919) 816-3521.

Title Title Name Titling Requirements
RN Rally Novice A dog must earn three qualifying scores in Rally Novice A or B under at least two judges.
RA Rally Advanced Requires an RN and three qualifying scores in Rally Advanced A or B under at least two judges.
RE Rally Excellent Requires an RA and three qualifying scores in Rally Excellent A or B under at least two judges.
RAE Rally Advanced Excellent Requires an RE and qualifying scores in both Rally Advanced B and Rally Excellent B at 10 separate rally trials. For each set of 10 qualifying scores, the RAE will be designated as RAE2, RAE3, etc.

 

 

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

Except for APDT championship titles, APDT rally titles can be added after a dog’s name once they have been awarded. Championship titles at each level and combined level championship titles (ARCH, ARCHX, ARCHEX, and ARCHMX) can be added before a dog’s name. For more information, contact APDT at http://www.apdt.com; information@apdt.com or 101 North Main Street, Suite 610, Greenville, SC 29601 (800) PET-DOGS.

Title Title Name Titling Requirements
RL1 Rally Level 1 A dog must earn three qualifying scores in Rally Level 1 A under at least two judges.
RL1X Rally Level 1 Champion Requires an RL1 and 10 additional qualifying scores in Rally Level 1 B. For each set of 10 qualifying scores, the RL1X will be designated as RL1X2, RL1X3, etc.
RL2 Rally Level 2 Requires an RL1 and three qualifying scores in Rally Level 2 A under at least two judges.
RL2X Rally Level 2 Champion Requires an RL2 and three qualifying scores in Rally Level 2 B under at least two judges. For each set of 10 qualifying scores, the RL2X will be designated as RL2X2, RL2X3, etc.
RL3 Rally Level 3 Requires an RL2 and three qualifying scores in Rally Level 3 A under at least two judges.
RL3X Rally Level 3 Champion Requires an RL3 and 10 additional qualifying scores in Rally Level 3 B. For each set of 10 qualifying scores, the RL3X will be designated as RL3X2, RL3X3, etc.
RLP Rally Puppy Level A puppy must earn three qualifying scores in Rally Puppy Level A under at least two judges. Puppy Level is open to all puppies between 6 and 12 months old. After reaching their first birthday, puppies who have previously earned one or two qualifying scores in this class may continue to be shown for a maximum of 6 months in order to complete the Rally Puppy Level title. The RLP is not a prerequisite for the RL1.
RLP1X Rally Puppy Level Champion Requires an RLP and 10 additional qualifying scores in Rally Puppy Level B. For each set of 10 qualifying scores, the RLP1X will be designated as RLP1X2, RLP1X3, etc.
RLV Rally Veteran Level A dog must earn three qualifying scores in Rally Veteran Level A under at least two judges. Veteran Level is open to all dogs over the age of 8. Dogs entered in the Veteran class may also be entered in the RL1, RL2, and/or RL3 levels (A/B classes).
RLV1X Rally Veteran Level Champion Requires an RLV and 10 additional qualifying scores in Rally Veteran Level B. For each set of 10 qualifying scores, the RLV1X will be designated as RLV1X2, RLV1X3, etc.
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
ARCH APDT Rally Champion Any dog who has earned an R1 title may begin qualifying for the Rally Champion title. Using a point schedule based on score, a dog must earn 100 points in the Level 1 B and Level 2 B classes. The higher the score, the greater the number of points earned. At least 30 points must be earned in both Level 1 B and Level 2 B, while the remaining 40 points may be earned in either class. In addition, at five APDT trials, a dog must earn scores of 190 or higher in both Level 1 B and Level 2 B (double Qs).
ARCHX APDT Rally Champion Excellent Requires an ARCH and an additional five double Qs in Level 1 B and Level 2 B with scores of 195 or higher. Each set of double Qs must be earned at the same trial.
ARCHEX APDT Rally Champion Extraordinaire Requires an ARCHX and an additional 10 double Qs in Level 2 B and Level 3 B with scores of 195 or higher. Each set of double Qs must be earned at the same trial.
ARCHMX APDT Rally Master Champion Requires an ARCHEX and an additional 10 triple Qs in Level 1 B, Level 2 B, and Level 3 B with scores of 195 or higher. Each set of triple Qs must be earned at the same trial. For each set of 10 triple Qs, the ARCHMX will be designated as ARCHMX2, ARCHMX3, etc.

 

 

CANINE- WORK AND GAMES (C-WAGS)

Teams may begin competing in C-WAGS rally in any class or combination of classes. For more information, contact C-WAGS at http://www.c-wags.org; c-wags@sbcglobal.net; 3693 Fairview Ave, Jackson, MI 49203; or (517) 764-3198.

Title Title Name Titling Requirements
CW-SR Starter Rally A dog must earn four qualifying scores in Starter Rally A, B, or Junior division under at least two judges.
CW-SRA Starter Rally Ace Requires a CW-SR and 10 additional qualifying scores in Starter Rally B. With each set of 10 qualifying scores, the Starter Rally Ace title will be designated as CW-SRA x 2, CW-SRA x 3, etc.
CW-AR Advanced Rally A dog must earn four qualifying scores in Advanced Rally A, B, or Junior division under at least two judges.
CW-ARA Advanced Rally Ace Requires a CW-AR and 10 additional qualifying scores in Advanced Rally B. With each set of 10 qualifying scores, the Advanced Rally Ace title will be designated as CW-ARA x 2, CW-ARA x 3, etc.
CW-PR Pro Rally A dog must earn four qualifying scores in Pro Rally A, B, or Junior division under at least two judges.
CW-PRA Pro Rally Ace Requires a CW-PR and 10 additional qualifying scores in Pro Rally B. With each set of 10 qualifying scores, the Pro Rally Ace title will be designated as CW-PRA x 2, CW-PRA x 3, etc.
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
CW-ARF ARF Rally A dog must earn four qualifying scores in ARF Rally A, B, or Junior division under at least two judges. This class includes agility, rally, and freestyle.
CW-ARFA ARF Rally Ace Requires a CW-ARF and 10 additional qualifying scores in ARF Rally B. With each set of 10 qualifying scores, the ARF Rally Ace title will be designated as CW-ARFA x 2, CW-ARFA x 3, etc.
CW-ZR1 Zoom Rally 1 A dog must earn four qualifying scores in Zoom Rally 1 A, B, or Junior division under at least two judges.
CW-ZR1A Zoom Rally 1 Ace Requires a CW-ZR1 and 10 additional qualifying scores in Zoom Rally 1 B. With each set of 10 qualifying scores, the Zoom Rally 1 Ace title will be designated as CW-ZR1A x 2, CW-ZR1A x 3, etc.
CW-AR2 Zoom Rally 2 A dog must earn four qualifying scores in Zoom Rally 2 A, B, or Junior division under at least two judges.
CW-ZR2A Zoom Rally 2 Ace Requires a CW-AR2 and 10 additional qualifying scores in Zoom Rally 2 B. With each set of 10 qualifying scores, the Zoom Rally 2 Ace title will be designated as CW-ZR2A x 2, CW-ZR2A x 3, etc.

 

 

UNITED KENNEL CLUB (UKC)

Except for the UROC, UKC rally titles can be added after a dog’s name once they have been awarded. UROC is a championship title. Championship titles are listed before a dog’s name. For more information, contact the UKC at http://www.ukcdogs.com; dogevents@ukcdogs.com; 100 E Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo MI 49002-5584; or (269) 343-9020.

Title Title Name Titling Requirements
URO1 United Rally Obedience 1 A dog must earn three qualifying scores in Rally Obedience 1-A or -B (or any combination of the two). As of January 1, 2011, all legs may be earned under the same judge.
URO2 United Rally Obedience 2 Requires a URO1 and three qualifying scores in Rally Obedience 2-A or -B (or any combination of the two). As of January 1, 2011, all legs may be earned under the same judge.
URO3 United Rally Obedience 3 Requires a URO2 and three qualifying scores in Rally Obedience 3-A or -B (or any combination of the two). As of January 1, 2011, all legs may be earned under the same judge.
URX United Rally Obedience Excellent Requires a URO3 and qualifying scores in both Rally Obedience 2-B and Rally Obedience 3-B at 10 separate rally trials. For each subsequent 10 URX legs earned, an additional URX will be awarded as URX2, URX3, etc.
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
UROC United Rally Obedience Champion A dog must accumulate 100 rally obedience championship points, at least 40 of which must be earned in the Rally Obedience 2-B class and at least 20 of which must be earned in the Rally Obedience 3-B class. The remaining points may be earned from either class. Points can be earned for all qualifying scores of 91 or above. The number of points earned varies by score; the higher the score, the greater the number of points earned.
UROG United Rally Obedience Grand Champion Requires a UROC and qualifying scores in both Rally Obedience 2-B and Rally Obedience 3-B at 15 separate rally trials. Each of the 15 legs must have combined scores of 192 or above.

 

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