The Invitational is NAVHDA’s premier hunt test, and is held annually in September. The Invitational is the ultimate test of both dog and trainer. In this test, dogs are required to: 1) run an hour field brace with another dog, point and retrieve upland birds, and honor its bracemate’s point and retrieve, 2) do a blind retrieve over water of approximately 100 yards, 3) honor another dog’s waterfowl retrieve, and 4) do a double marked retrieve. You can find more details on the Invitational on our About the NAVHDA Testing System page. Please Click Here to view our many NAVHDA Invitational sponsors, without whom the Invitational would not be possible.
The 2021 Invitational will be held September 15-19 in Searsboro, Iowa.
All owners of eligible dogs received invitations and entry forms via email on 12/18/2020. If you believe your dog is eligible and have not received the invitational email please contact Maria Bondi in the Central Office at
All details regarding the 2021 Invitational will appear here on or about January 1, 2021.