North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Promoting and improving the versatile hunting breeds since 1969.







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Welcome to NAVHDA


The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA)  is a group of like-minded people with one thing in common: we all enjoy the thrill of hunting over a well trained versatile dog. 

Are you a hunter interested in training your dog to his or her highest potential? NAVHDA has over 95 chapters throughout the US and Canada devoted to helping members train their dogs for upland and waterfowl hunting.

Are you looking to purchase a well bred dog from a reputable breeder with proven performance? NAVHDA’s searchable pedigree and test performance databases help members find the dog that’s right for them.

Are you a versatile hunting dog breeder interested in getting your puppies into the right hands? NAVHDA currently has over 10,000 active members who are dedicated hunters and trainers.

Are you interested in evaluating your dog and your training program? NAVHDA sponsors several hundred noncompetitive “tests” each year, where dogs are judged to a set of standards in situations designed to simulate real-world upland and waterfowl hunting scenarios.

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NAVHDA has over 95 chapters located throughout the US and Canada that sponsor regular training days.

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NAVHDA offers four different levels of testing, ranging from the Natural Ability test for puppies to our most advanced test, the Invitational.

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Explore the possibilities through visiting NAVHDA’s conservation partners Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and the Ruffed Grouse Society.

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Responsible Breeding

NAVHDA supports selective breeding based on proven performance.

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NAVHDA is a family of people and dogs working together toward a common goal: helping one another get the very most out of their versatile hunting companions.

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All this and more

Make it your NAVHDA. You won’t look back.