North American Shed Hunting Dog Association (NASHDA)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 Invitational 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 Invitational. In qualifying events, the dogs will compete against a standard 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 season.

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 the sheds.

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).

NASHDA Shed Hunt Test and Titles

Dogs can earn titles and ribbons in three levels by passing 6 shed hunt tests in each individual level.

NASHDA Hunt Test are divided into three levels.

1) NASHDA Junior Shed Hunt Test (JRSHTR)
2) NASHDA Senior Shed Hunt Test (SRSHTR)
3) NASHDA Master Shed Hunt Test (MRSHTR)

For the hunt test, the dogs compete against the NASHDA Hunt Test standard and not each other. These levels are based on course difficulty not age of the dog. Please see the rules for more information on NASHDA Hunt Test.

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.NASHDA Shed Hunt Test