The Solms held in the fall and is also a natural ability test evaluating performance against the DKV standard. The Solms is a test meant to go hand-in-hand with the Derby to help show the mental stability, maturity, and trainability of the dog. In the Solms, the young dog’s skills are more developed and more obedience is required. All things are measured at a higher level. For example, searching a marsh for a duck, retrieving feathered and furred game to hand and again observing the dog’s nose, field search, pointing and cooperation are areas evaluated. Dogs that have entered a Solms have a “S” followed by the prize scored annotated.