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NASHDA 2015 Qualifying Event Rules
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Items to bring with you to registration/event:
Dog’s travel crate.
Bowl and Food and water
Collars, leash. Please have your dog leashed.
Vaccination Certificate showing current:
Season Females can
NASHDA’s goal is to create a fun
event for those looking to use their dogs to find shed
antlers. Our Qualifying Events run from May 1st to the
season ending World Shed Dog Championship in April.
Qualifying events will be set
during the season to give dogs a chance to Qualify for that
season ending NASHDA World Shed Dog Championship. In
qualifying events, the dogs will compete against a standard
and not each other to receive a Qualifying ribbon. Once a
dog receives a Qualifying ribbon they will be invited to
enter the World Shed Dog Championship at the end of that
Qualifying events may also be
listed as a Shed Dog Hunt test. For the hunt test, the dogs
compete against the Qualifying standard and not each other.
Dogs that Qualify at an event marked a NASHDA Shed Dog Hunt
Test will earn a NASHDA Shed Hunting Dog Junior leg/ribbon.
Once a dog receives 6 leg/ribbons they will receive a NASHDA
Junior Shed Hunting Dog certificate. Junior in the NASHDA
hunt test division is a description of course difficulty,
not age of the dog. We hope, as we gain more interest, to
add more levels of difficulty to the courses. This will
create more NASHDA certificate levels.
The World Shed Dog Championship
is an invitational event. A dog must qualify during the
current season to be invited to enter the World Shed Dog
Championship. At the Championship, the dogs compete against
each other for trophies and prizes. Dogs in this event are
put into three categories: Junior (dogs under two years of
age), Amateur Handler (for Amateur Handlers only) and Open
(Professional and Amateur Handlers).
A Qualifying course is set up
with 6 hidden sheds. The judge will post the time length
that the sheds must be found in. Since the courses vary from
site to site in size and cover the judge will post the time
at the event on the day of the event. Please see the rules
for more general information on finding and retrieving of
We hope this gives you a general
idea of our NASHDA events. If you have further questions
please contact us. Again, our goal is to set up fun events
for people to enjoy working with their dogs.