NAVHDA Code of Conduct & Sportsmanship

The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association is committed to promoting good sportsmanship and developing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for activities that meet its mission. These activities include but are not limited to training, testing, breeding, and judging versatile hunting dogs as well as interacting with chapters and their members. We believe that the opportunity to participate in NAVHDA-related events is a privilege, which is accompanied by the responsibility to act with dignity, integrity, and respect at all times. All NAVHDA members, including handlers, owners, breeders, judges, volunteers, and spectators, are expected to observe and support civility, ethical conduct, maturity, and integrity in their interactions with all fellow members, and to support and promote the rules and standards of NAVHDA. Finally, these same, high standards of behavior apply not only to members’ interactions with people, but with all animals including dogs and game.