The Elite Obedience Award was introduced in 1992. It was the idea of Alan Sandell, and is awarded yearly in his Memory, to recognize dog and handler teams scoring over 195/200 in Novice, Open and Utility Classes at the National.
- Medallion of appropriate size with Logo on front and “Elite Obedience Award” on back.
- Awarding of Medallions limited to one per Team per National. Teams earning over 195 in multiple classes will be listed on website.
- All dogs earning any Obedience Elite Score must have no disqualifying faults per the AKC Standard, at the discretion of the Obedience Chairperson.
- Spayed and Neutered Dogs are acceptable.