JUNE 8-9 – Contact: Mike Corbett – 920-419-0543
JULY 13-14 – Contact: Chris Mokler – 920-279-6104
AUGUST 17-18 – Contact: Jaymi Welch– 801-450-7639
Judge Coordination & Contact for all tests: Chris Mokler – 920-279-6104
We encourage every versatile gun dog to be NAVHDA tested, as the test tells you where your dog’s abilities are at and serves as the foundation for improving our versatile breeds. The tests are qualitative evaluations to proven performance standards in simulated hunting conditions. We welcome any/all NAVHDA members to join us in the tests that we host. We are sure you will have a pleasant experience.
Natural Ability (NA) testing evaluates the dog’s natural abilities before 16 months of age. Which gives you a vision of what your versatile gun dog can be tomorrow.
Prepatory (UPT) testing provides an intermediate test which evaluates the dog’s progression towards a finished utility gun dog.
Utility (UT) testing evaluates a dog’s finished hunting skills and abilities. At the time of the test, it tells you how good your dog is at hunting, pointing and retrieving game.
Invitational testing, the flag ship of NAVHDA, calls for a supreme versatile performance to become recognized as a Versatile Champion. See NAVHDA.ORG for info on this test.
TEST PRICES FOR MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS:
Natural Ability – $105 USD Members/$130 Non-KM members
Utility Prep – $130 USD Members/$155 Non-KM members
Utility – $130 USD Members/$155 Non-KM members
WISCONSIN DNR DOG TRAINING AREA – Often used for Tests
Please note that some field work testing is held at the Kettle Moraine State Forest Dog Training area that we call “COUNTY U” and water work (Duck Search) is held at a dog training water area that we call “DUNDEE”. See map below for locations.