Update to Shed Dog Rulebook - Retreating Rule Clarification
March 20, 2023
Source: Domenick Muoio
Job Title: Field Trial & Hunt Test Program Manager
With Nationals just a few days away, it has been brought to our attention that there has been a misunderstanding of rule 4 under working/ youth class specific rules. To express the true intention behind the rule and to maintain fairness in the working class, the rule has been updated to ensure clarity. The rule now reads:
4. Handlers may retreat a couple steps to encourage the retrieve but may never advance beyond the point where the find was indicated by the Judge.
(found under "RUNNING RULES SPECIFIC TO CLASS OF COMPETITION: Working Shed Hunter and Youth Class" found on page 7)
This rule will be effective immediately.
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