• SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA has been formed specifically for the testing and development of the Versatile / 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

    Supporting ethical hunting through the proper training and testing of the Versatile dog -  Hunt Train Test!

  • 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

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    SAVHDA

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

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    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA offers a variety of Tests for dogs of varying ages and levels of training

WELCOME TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN VERSATILE HUNTING DOG ASSOCIATION

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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!

The Most common versatile breeds in South africa are the German shorthaired Pointer (GSP or Kurzhaar), the German Wirehaired Pointer (GWP or Drahthaar), Vizsla, Weimaraner and spinone.  own one of these breeds?  savhda is for you!

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South african versatile hunting dog association News

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

Association

SAVHDA Update in Wingshooters Mag
SAVHDA Update in Wingshooters Mag
1/20/18
Read the latest article on SAVHDA in SA Wingshooters Magazine here !
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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.
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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
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Regions / Chapters

Meet The Judges
Meet The Judges
1/3/18
Find out more about the SAVHDA Judges here! Each month we will profile one Judge from each Region. This month, we introduce Matthew Berry and Mariann Wilson.
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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.
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Tests

SAVHDA Tests 2018
SAVHDA Tests 2018
10/3/18
 Results from most recent SAVHDA Tests!
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SAVHDA Events Schedule 2018
SAVHDA Events Schedule 2018
1/4/18
Our Event Calendar is out! Check back regularly on the [Test Dates page](https://www.savhda.co.za/test-dates/) to see updates, more information, or added events. 
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October Tests - Gauteng
October Tests - Gauteng
10/20/17
 Results from the most recent  SAVHDA Tests!
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News from our members

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News from our members

Member Imports
Member Imports
12/29/17
During 2017 three of our members imported dogs. Two more imports are scheduled in 2018. This is always exciting news for us in South Africa, where our gene pools are relatively small. Good luck to the members who have taken the big leap.....!
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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!
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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
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Looking for A Puppy?

Special Feature Articles - Part 1 - Buying a Pup
Special Feature Articles - Part 1 - Buying a Pup
1/3/18
Making a decision about buying a new puppy, or breeding a litter, is not a simple process. Read more here about looking for a new puppy!
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SAVHDA Feature Articles - Part 2 - Breeding
1/6/18
Making a decision about buying a new puppy, or breeding a litter, is not a simple process. Read more here about breeding a litter!
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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!
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