RetrieverTraining.Net - the RTF banner

what is more difficult, AKC SH title vs. Derby points?

Which is more difficult, AKC SH title vs. Derby points?

12730 Views 22 Replies 19 Participants Last post by  tjw_128
SH level seems to be the level when all the elements are introduced into testing: multiple marks, honoring, blinds (ergo handling), and gimmicks like walk-up, bulldog, etc.


Derby seems to have significantly more difficult marks than SH, but the dog does not need to honor or run blinds.

i'd like to try both. which is more difficult :?:
plus for derby, you can heel dog to the line on a lead, right?

perhaps a fairer comparison is SH vs Q?
1 - 1 of 23 Posts
I have a suggestion for those that voted that a SH is more difficult than earning Derby points. Go watch a Derby at a Licensed Trial. Then if you can get access to the grounds, duplicate the tests and run them. That will give you a good understanding of what's required to do Derby work. Especially that 4th series. In the big picture of retrievers, if a dog can JAM a Derby they are a GOOD dog. HPW
1 - 1 of 23 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.