Rally

Rally is the very latest dog sport to be recognised by the Kennel Club.  It's fun and no matter what level you and your dog may be at it's easy to get involved and start training and competing.

Rally involves you and your dog working as a team to navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform; think of it as a sort of 'obedience exercise obstacle course' including simple exercises.

The course is set by the judge or trainer.  There is no pause between exercises - you and your dog work briskly through the course without direction from the judge. You are encouraged to talk to and praise your dog during the performance. Any dog can get involved; your dog does not have to be a pedigree dog to take part, but if you want to compete it must be registered with the Kennel Club on either the Breed Register or the Activity Register.

If you'd like to know more about Rally you can find lots of information about getting started using the links below - why not look for local dog training classes doing Rally? Whatever competition you choose, your dog will be a happier pet for being trained.

As of 1st January 2019 a number of changes to the Rally Regulations will come in to effect. This is following a review undertaken by the Rally Working Party during 2018 and agreed by the Kennel Club Board.

A list of the changes can be found by clicking here

The 2019 Rally Regulations Booklet can be found here. 

Updated Rally Signs can now be found under Downloads on the right hand side of the page.

Important information regarding Rally signs:
The contents of the Rally signs are copyright works and unless you have the permission of the Kennel Club Limited may not be copied or otherwise or resold, except for non-commercial use.

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