• SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA has been formed specifically for the testing and development of the Versatile / Hunt, Point and Retrieve (HPR) breeds of dogs

  • SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA offers comprehensive, non-competitive tests for the Versatile breeds and their handlers

  • SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA welcomes all Versatile / HPR breeds

  • SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA aims to promote the use and testing of Versatile Hunting Dogs and to help educate hunters and owners about their utility and training.

  • SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA Tests are based on German and North American models, and range from basic Natural Ability testing to Advanced Utility testing of the fully trained Versatile gundog

  • SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    Practical performance on land and in water is required in all SAVHDA tests.

WELCOME TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN VERSATILE HUNTING DOG ASSOCIATION

 ~savhda~

Do you want a truly versatile hunting companion that is well-trained and reliable on land and water? See what you and your dog can achieve together with SAVHDA! We are dedicated to the Versatile/HPR breeds!

Click on the images below to find out more about:

                          SAVHDA                                                              Testing                                                              Training                                                       Join SAVHDA

South african versatile hunting dog association News

more information on SAVHDA  -  our association, chapters and planned tests

Association

SAVHDA News in 5 minutes (or less!)
SAVHDA News in 5 minutes (or less!)
10/20/17
SAVHDA had a busy 2017, filled with a variety of events! Tests, Workshops, Seminars and Training Clinics were held in Gauteng and the Western Cape.
Read more
Versatile hunting dog testing is here
Versatile hunting dog testing is here
4/19/17
Published in Wingshooter, Vol 22 No4.  Article by Trudi Winter
Read more

Chapters

The SAVHDA Novice Hunting Test 2016
The SAVHDA Novice Hunting Test 2016
4/19/17
By Bob Winter This Test is described by SAVHDA as suitable for young dogs in training that are beyond the Natural Ability Test, but not yet ready for the Advanced Versatile Hunting Test.
Read more

Tests

October Tests - Gauteng
October Tests - Gauteng
10/20/17
 Results from the most recent  SAVHDA Tests!
Read more
September Tests - Western Cape
September Tests - Western Cape
10/23/17
  We enjoyed a beautiful weekend of SAVHDA testing this past September in the Overberg of the Western Cape!
Read more
May to August Tests
May to August Tests
11/3/17
Brief Results from the May to August Tests held in Gauteng and the W Cape
Read more

News from our members

Join SAVHDA and share news  with the community

News from our members

A Newcomer's Perspective !
A Newcomer's Perspective !
11/2/17
 A Newcomer’s Perspective – by Werner Terblanche.   Since the day back in 2010 when a good friend introduced me to the uniqueness and intelligence of the versatile hunting breeds I knew that I was hooked!
Read more
First Vizsla to earn SAVHDA Title
First Vizsla to earn SAVHDA Title
10/22/17
Congratulations to Richard Moss and his Vizsla, Nala! Nala is the first Vizsla to earn a SAVHDA title - Novice Hunt Test Prize 2
Read more
Vlad and Dante earn PH Certification
Vlad and Dante earn PH Certification
10/22/17
Well done to members Razvan Vlad Berindan and Dante Fratti, who recently completed PH courses, thus earning their Professional Hunting Certification!
Read more

Looking for A Puppy?

Litter Listing
Litter Listing
10/20/17
Here is where SAVHDA members may list their planned litters, current puppies, or dogs for sale. Please bear with us...we are new and there will not be many litters or dogs that meet our criteria for listing for some time!
Read more
Puppy Photos
Puppy Photos
10/20/17
Like puppies? See some cute, and some awesome, puppy pics from some of our Members' past litters!
Read more

More Resources

Mail List Subscription Form

Please fill in and submit the form below to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.