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 Titling Events run from May 1st to the season ending Master World Shed Dog Championship Invitational in April.

Titling events will be set during the season to give dogs a chance to title either a Junior, Senior or Master Shed Hunting Dog. A dog must complete 6 passes to become titled and start at the Junior level regardless of age or experience.  To qualify for the season ending NASHDA Master World Shed Dog Championship Invitational a dog must have at least 1 pass in the current season if not titled. And  3 passes at the Master level in the next season or titled. In titling events, the dogs will compete against a standard to receive a Qualifying ribbon. Once a dog receives  6 qualifying ribbons at each level they will become a Titled Shed Hunting dog. When the Master level is reached and 3 passes have at least been completed each qualifying year the dog will be invited to enter the Master 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.

At the Championship, the dogs compete against each other to become the MASTER SHED DOG CHAMPION OF THE YEAR.

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