Hello! I am extremely excited at getting the chance to observe a training session at the Cascade Schutzhund Club who surprisingly is very close to my house! I know nothing of the working aspect of Dobermans and thought it would be beneficial for me to learn more and see dogs in action. The woman I spoke with via email asked for me to bring Storm in to so that they can evaluate her. I would love to get involved in Schutzhund and have my girl trained for what she was bred for. Although she is an "American Doberman"(as some Euro breeders feel American Dobes can't work like Euros can, or that they would fail) almost half of her pedigree is nothing but working lines from some great Euro Dobes such as Baron Nike Renewal. Unfortunately all of the working Dobermans don't really start until the 4th generation, but that still can add to her working ability right? Either way, my question is how are dogs evaluated for Schutzhund? I know that some dogs lack the drive or the temperment for the sport, but what else do they look for? I'm just curious to know a little bit more so I don't look like a complete fool when showing up to the training session Thursday. Can anyone also provide some good websites that have solid info on SchH? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Even if my girl doesn't quite fit the criteria, SchH may still be an area of interest in the future with a dog that does. Thanks in advance! I really appreciate all of the help and advice/experience everyone has to off on her. =) Hope everyone has a great Monday!