Ok I will try a few...But while I am still judging trials this year I have not completely studied the new rules as I don't want to confuse myself...LOL
The New BH
Heeling on leash and off leash is the same. sit in motion is much easier, 10-15 build up stop take a basic, give the sit command and then walk 15 paces away, return. The down in motion is the same build up and stop as sit, except you walk 30 paces away and then recall.
The down under distraction is no longer always a complete 10 pt loss if the dog breaks.
the rule says "If the dog leaves the designated area by more than 3 meters prior to the other dog completing exercise 2, then the exercise is evaluated with zero points. If the dog leaves the designated area after the end of exercise 2, then a deduction of 3 points will result."
In tracking the explaination to us at the Judges meeting was, slight praise during the track for IPO1 still OK, Ipo2 & 3 NO, only at the articles. Praise still before OR after you show the articles but not both.
You MUST follow the dog!!! No more when the dog takes a left turn the handler swings out wide right to keep a tight line...Nope, handler help!
Obedience: buildups and commands are still the same. Only difference is in paces after the command, 15 if you return to the dog, 30 if a recall exercise.
Retrieves are judged slightly different. Now a dog must do 2 out of 3 portions of the jumping retrieves, so technically the dog could jump over, jump back no retrieve at all and get partial points...No Longer now One of the 2/3 MUST be "completing" the retrieve portion. Hint to handlers, if dog drops the dumbbell at your feet and you pick it up he did NOT complete the retrieve and you will lose ALL points, give the second bring command and have the dog pick it up and save yourself some points....but don't move your feet or position.....
Protection, the handler MUST check in for protection, IPO1 on leash to check in and then out to middle of the field, IPO2 on leash to check in, then leash off to heel out to center of field. IPO3 off leash entire time.
Handler MUST give a "go" (type) command at the escape. Handler does the same putting dog into down and then return to the blind, handler watches Judge and when Judge signals Helper to run the handler gives a "Go" command....This was to apease some in europe that the dog is not biting someone running away all on his own....
After Check out at the end, the handler heels off leash to the critique area before he puts the leash back on the dog....they do not want dogs looking out of control going crazy at the end of the leash while the handler tries to drag them off the field....
that's all I can think of off the top of my head right now...But I just got the SV DVD's showing routines and explainations in the mail (haven't watched yet) but I will let you know if there is anything else....
The english rules are also availible to anyone now for anyone to download...
Hope this helps some