The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster, promote and improve the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America; to conserve game by using well trained reliable hunting dogs before and after the shot; and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals by discouraging non-selective and uncontrolled breeding, which produces unwanted and uncared-for dogs.
The Florida Palmetto Chapter of NAVHDA, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established as an authorized chapter of NAVHDA and is dedicated to the same goal. We hold several training days throughout the year and host at least one “NAVHDA sanctioned test” each year. Please view our Calendar for details on upcoming training days and tests.
Membership to NAVHDA is recommended but not required to participate in a NAVHDA sanctioned test. However, your dog must be registered with NAVHDA to participate in a test. Please visit the NAVHDA website for membership information, fees, etc.
Membership to the FPC NAVHDA, Inc. chapter affords you the opportunity to use of our training grounds in Lake Wales, FL (or other locations as determined and communicated) on our scheduled training days.
Contact any of our Board Members for more information.
Next Training Weekend - December 14th and 15th.
Meet at 8am at the pole barn. Please contact Jay Rudy in advance
if you need Duck($Market Price Upon Availabilty), Pheasant($15), or Chukar ($10).
Quail($5) orders will be taken on training days at the pole barn.
***Birds subject to availability and pricing may change.-
Spring Test 2014 March 14th, 15th & 16th Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Please check the Testing Info Page for more information.
To everyone that participated as a handler or volunteer at the Fall Test 2013 at Lake Wales.
There were 21 entries over the three day test.
Congratulations to the 14 of the entrants that came away with a Prize I, II or III classification.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU!
To our test judges:
Steve Greger, Ric Kildow, Lisa Pehur, Jay Rudy, and Pat Saunders.
And Judge Apprentice:
YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE!!
Keep an eye on our Calendar Page for upcoming training days and other events.
- New 2014 FPC Membership Application is now available. Please click on the “Membership Application” link above to access the document. Note: new membership fees are now in effect. $75/person-family. $10 for Junior membership.