Competitors will vie for four World Championship titles at the WAO, three individual and one team:
The Team competition consists of 2 rounds of Agility, 2 rounds of Jumping, and 1 round of Speedstakes. The combined results from the 5 classes determine the Team World Champions.
Each country will be eligible to enter 1 team. Each team will be comprised of a minimum of 4 dogs, 1 dog from each jump height. A country must have at least 1 dog in each of the 4 height divisions in order to be eligible to enter the Team Championship. Teams may use different dogs in each round so potentially could use 20 dogs throughout the Team Championship
Each country will enter 4 dogs in each round, 1 dog from each jump height.
In the first 4 rounds, the 2 Agility rounds and the 2 Jumping rounds, only 3 scores per round will count with the lowest score in the team being dropped.
The fifth round of the event is the Team Relay class. The course will be designed so that each dog will jump its correct height during the relay. All four scores from this round will count.
Scoring is cumulative; faults are added to time, and the lowest score wins in all aspects of the Pentathlon.