gcv-border Posted March 5, 2014 Report Share Posted March 5, 2014 Not sure where to post this question, so posted here since this forum has a lot of activity. Please feel free to move. This question may have been answered in other discussions, but I can't remember where or when. I apologize for any redundancies. I have a couple of friends who are interested in herding with their dogs. One actually takes her sport-bred border collie to an all-breed trainer and has trialed a few times at AKC trials. Another one is going to get a Mudi and is considering trying some herding lessons. Because I have not yet participated in herding with my dog and only know what I read on these Boards (and I have read a LOT and have drunk the Kool-Aid ), I don't want to come off as an expert on herding in these typed of situations - nor do I want to make my friend with the border collie feel that all her time and money spent on participating in the AKC venue was a waste of time. She has encouraged me to bring my dog and take lessons with her, but I figure that when I go down that road, I want to do it right. I have demurred. For my own edification, how would you compare the skills needed at the various levels in USBCHA vs. AKC? i.e. Would a novice AKC dog be able to compete at a novice level in USBCHA? And so on... If you want to save yourself a lot of typing, feel free to provide a link any discussion that can help answer this question. I must not be searching with the right words/phrases. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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