Re: Just courious.
I raised a dog to 2 years old, put his BH on him, had him nearly ready for a Sch1 - and let a friend have him on co-ownership...he was to finish titles and Koer - she had done SAR and given up on it at the time...then....!!!! a new opportunity came up to start a SAR team....the dog got his schh1 and RH - and then a very established SAR tester/trainer who moved into the area demanded she quit schutzhund training wtih the dog ....out of predjudice ....
while many dogs do not have the ability to do both, there are dogs who can...this dog could easily have finished his titles and KKL....(Herr Scheld, SV judge, told me at a year old, he was a KKL1 and probably would V rate to boot)...and the work would NOT have affected his ability in the SAR field detrimentally...but unfortunately, apparently so many dogs who have been tested for SAR show problems that the testers have assumed were caused by schutzhund, that there is a prejudice against dual training.
And as Amaraq says - both venues are ways of life, extremely demanding and time consuming...not many people can do both effectively no matter what the dog's temperament and ability.
Hexe Sch2, Komet & Kougar IPO1, Kira HGH, SG Bengal, Lynx v Wolfstraum ~ Ziberia IPO1 ~ ATB Basha, Kougar & Kyra, Fenja, Sch3s, Cito, Sch2, DangerRH, Csabre & Alice Sch1s ~Kelsey