Natural Ability (NA) Test:
This test is designed to evaluate the inherent natural abilities of young dogs and gain insight into their possible usefulness as versatile gun dogs. It rates seven important inherited abilities: nose, search, tracking, pointing, water, desire and cooperation.
Utility Preparatory (UPT) Test:
This test measures the dogs’ development midway through their training toward the Utility Test.
This test evaluates trained dogs in water and field, before and after the shot, as finished versatile hunting companions as well as many other specific tasks. Those dogs receiving a Prize I in the Utility Test, are invited to the NAVHDA Invitational, which takes place nationally. At the Invitational dogs have the opportunity to earn their Versatile Champion (VC) designation.
For more information on each of the tests, please visit: http://www.navhda.org/testing/testing
Chapter Test Application
Entry fees for Chapter tests are $125.00 for NA and $150.00 for UPT and Utility tests.
When the test dates are announced the Director of Testing may begin to accept applications for that test. The Director of Testing will not accept any application that is not complete and submitted with the full test fee. To apply for a test, please complete this application form and mail along with a check mail it and a check made payable to WI NAVHDA to:
The Harmeyer's, W2349 Amsterdam Road, Cedar Grove, WI 53013. Call if you have any questions: 920-668-8619, ask for Steve or Tracy.
Tests are filled, and the running order determined, based on the order in which the completed applications are received. Once the running order is established it will not be changed except in accordance with NAVHDA rules pertaining to a “bitch in season” or at the Senior Judge’s discretion. Bitches in season may be run in NAVHDA tests, but will run last at each phase of testing. If an applicant withdraws from a test, an applicant who is on the waiting list will be placed last in the running order.