About Us

 

Founded in 1976 Michigan NAVHDA is local chapter of The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA). 

NAVHDA is an international, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to foster, promote, and improve the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America. Visit the NAVHDA website for more information

We are one are one of three local chapters in Michigan (the other two being Southeast Michigan Chapter and Northern Michigan Chapter). Our members are generally located throughout the western part of the lower portion of the state (Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Muskegon etc...).

Our club is a volunteer organization. We provide training grounds, required training permits from Michigan DNR, structured training days, some equipment and training birds for our members. We also run several NAVHDA sanctioned testing events each year. 

In order to train and test in NAVHDA, you must be a member of both the national organization and any local chapter. You must also own a dog listed in our recognized breeds. 

Like any volunteer organization, in order for our club to function, we need member participation. It is requested that each member donate one day of his or her time to support their club. Contact any of our officers to volunteer.

What breeds of dogs are allowed in NAVHDA?

Since NAVHDA is organized to improve and promote the versatile hunting dog which points game, it should be noted that other breeds of hunting dogs such as retrievers, flushing dogs, and hounds are not suited for the NAVHDA programs. Visit the national site to view a full list of recognized breeds

How do I sign up? 

Visit our Membership page for more information.